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    Quote Originally Posted by aLaN View Post
    Monstercross action!

    So my question about the recent trend in bikes is:

    Other than using worse brakes and drop bars, what is the diff between a 29er mtb and a cross bike anymore? I mean really -
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    Quote Originally Posted by moojo View Post
    did you go with that new fangled technology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider View Post
    So my question about the recent trend in bikes is:

    Other than using worse brakes and drop bars, what is the diff between a 29er mtb and a cross bike anymore? I mean really -
    First off properly set up, those Paul Neo-retro brakes will offer more than adequate braking power. And I have no reason to believe that they will not be set up well.

    My take on monster cross is as a do-everything road style bike. Ideal for covering distances on fire roads and the like. Think Excrutiation Exam. RHR, Warda and everything in between.

    I imagine that this will replace his Bleriot. But only Anthony can answer that.

    It will look better in the back of his Yeti trailer than an outta plce Rivendell.
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    why "monstercross"? is it the 45mm tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aLaN View Post
    First off properly set up, those Paul Neo-retro brakes will offer more than adequate braking power. And I have no reason to believe that they will not be set up well.

    My take on monster cross is as a do-everything road style bike. Ideal for covering distances on fire roads and the like. Think Excrutiation Exam. RHR, Warda and everything in between.

    I imagine that this will replace his Bleriot. But only Anthony can answer that.

    It will look better in the back of his Yeti trailer than an outta plce Rivendell.

    Its not specific to his bike. Im just wondering in general.

    Also - why has cyclocross not accepted disk brakes. Isn't it only usually played in the mud? Would seem like an utter contradiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider View Post
    Its not specific to his bike. Im just wondering in general.

    Also - why has cyclocross not accepted disk brakes. Isn't it only usually played in the mud? Would seem like an utter contradiction.
    Hmmmm...do any STI/integrated shifters for drop bars work with mechanical disks? I thought there was the whole difference in cable pull issue. There's no flat bar's on traditional cross so I'm thinking they're stuck w/the old technology which means canti's on those shifters. I've also never seen any hydro cables on a drop bar shifter, but they could be out there I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chongo loco View Post
    Hmmmm...do any STI/integrated shifters for drop bars work with mechanical disks? I thought there was the whole difference in cable pull issue. There's no flat bar's on traditional cross so I'm thinking they're stuck w/the old technology which means canti's on those shifters. I've also never seen any hydro cables on a drop bar shifter, but they could be out there I guess.

    Kinda my point. Technology has progressed.

    Why isn't there? Why do you need drop bars - the course isnt fast enough to get aero? Why can't you ride a mtb on a cyclocross course? It would seem to make sense that you could haul around a nice 29er just as fast as a "cyclocross bike". Just always wondered that.
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    sure could use some rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider View Post
    Its not specific to his bike. Im just wondering in general.
    In general it makes for a nice all-round road style bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinerider
    Also - why has cyclocross not accepted disk brakes. Isn't it only usually played in the mud? Would seem like an utter contradiction.
    UCI rules forbid them for use in sanctioned events

    http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=465

    But rumor has it that they are reconsidering.... But even if they do reconsider, it is tough to make lighter brakes than cantis.

    That is not to say that you cannot have a Cx bike with disk brakes, just leave it at home raceday.

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    damn it's dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodemeister View Post
    damn it's dry.
    my truck is available for a wash if you want help change our luck..

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    The forecast rain chances are decreasing. Somebody is not doing their part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    The forecast rain chances are decreasing. Somebody is not doing their part.
    Don't look at me, I'll be happy to be so lucky as to borrow a fork.

    Could it be just coming back to riding after a hiatus is good enough for rain?
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    I am seriously wearing my new shoes here at work right now.... What more can I do besides do wheelies in the office waiting to get off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmwoodall View Post
    I am seriously wearing my new shoes here at work right now.... What more can I do besides do wheelies in the office waiting to get off?
    Um...What kind of office do you work in, and are they hiring?

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    So I ordered a new cassette. Not exactly enough bling to make rain, according to the rest of you.
    But just enough for me to be infuriated at the seller for being such a douche. Ordered it on Amazon, figured I'd throw in a bottle of lube just because (running low at home, but not running out anytime soon). The lube was listed as in-stock.
    I placed the order a week ago, and it was supposed to ship within 2 days. It still hadn't shipped by Monday, so I emailed the fuckers and they told me it was held up because the lube was back ordered, but should ship by the 12th.... You know guys, you could have just let me know so I could just take the lube off the order?

    Anyhow, according to the original shipping information, today was supposed to be the day it arrived, so maybe I was partially responsible for today's rain? We'll see if it rains again whenever the hell I finally get my gear.

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    Coworker got his new Mach4. It's been raining/ drizzling since. Sucks.

    I guess it'll be equestrian trails for a while...





    And that was before it got real nasty.

    Actually, there's a dirt road on the other side of the creek that'll be better to ride on, and hopefully there won't be any horsies to contend with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by -dustin View Post
    Coworker got his new Mach4. It's been raining/ drizzling since. Sucks.

    I guess it'll be equestrian trails for a while...

    http://photos-b.ll.facebook.com/phot...90105_7808.jpg

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    And that was before it got real nasty.

    Actually, there's a dirt road on the other side of the creek that'll be better to ride on, and hopefully there won't be any horsies to contend with.
    nice, pat the young man on the back for us...I did my part and washed my truck.

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    Thumbs up Rain Maker!

    Whoa! Jodyams has taken care of this with a new wheelset and disc brakes on a fully rigid pink singlespeed. pause for reflection Perhaps we must rethink what is most truly pleasing to the trail gods.
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