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Kenda Kwick 700x30

Started Jan 22, 2011 0 Replies

Anyone running Kwicks that can give an opinion? The few races I have local are dry conditions, but use the bike a lot for commuting.  I plan on running them on my road bike (older) until I can get a…Continue

bike on craigslist. would love some thoughts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Loftus Jan 8, 2011. 4 Replies found this on my local craigslist.  I have not went to look at it, but it seems like a…Continue

component swap from road bike?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Lombard Jan 3, 2011. 3 Replies

I was wondering if the parts of my road bike will swap directly to a cross frame?  I have a full Ultegra set up with Mavic Open Pro wheels and would like to be able to swap them back and forth. Using…Continue

Off season races?

Started this discussion. Last reply by andrew Dec 6, 2010. 3 Replies

So is it totally taboo to have races during nice weather? I know a couple of race directors, and we have talked about doing a few races, but would like to do them early spring. Thoughts on this?Continue

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Bentonville, AR
About Me:
I love biking. Don't get enough time to do it though. Did my first CX race this year on a whim in the mtn bike category on a full suspension gary fisher 29er. And fell in love, but lugging around a 34lb bike wasn't the best. Now I am trying to figure out my next step.
Current Bike Collection:
1998 Specialized S works road bike
2005 Cervello Dual tri-bike
just sold my 2008 Fisher HiFi Plus 29er
Favorite Race:
Lake Fayetteville CX (Fayetteville, AR)
Dream Bike:
Bule cx6.5
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
Brute force of banging and clanging around.
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At 1:52pm on January 27, 2011, Mitchell said…
I'll throw in the integrated headset, cool seatpost collar/cable stop, stem (brand new), and seatpost(brand new) also. They came with the bike but I never used them.
At 8:53am on January 27, 2011, Mitchell said…
Did you get my message?
At 8:11pm on December 31, 2010, JesseD said…

That's tough because budget is budget.  I always think about longevity, the old adage you get what you pay for rings true many times.  When I got my cross bike every single part was second, and in some cases, third hand parts!  I had full (busted) 105 9 speed and used no name canti’s that my old boss gave me.  Literally the only thing that was brand new was the frameset and the headset, everything else was used and was either donated or taken off of my road bike and I would switch back and forth.  I still ride the same frame but in the last four years I have slowly but surely upgraded the parts spec via killer deals on craigslist and ebay.  Frame quality is what to look for, it’s better to start out with a good frame and passable parts than  an ok frame with great parts in my opinion. I hope this helps in some way.

At 9:54pm on December 28, 2010, JesseD said…
Hows the bike hunting going?  I tell you what, now is the time to buy, from what I've seen on my local craigslist theres a ton of 'cross stuff out there. Let us know how your search is going and don't hesitate to ask questions.

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