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Now that there's a MTBR forum for this, we need a picture thread! Post your bike, and tell us how you use it.


Happy 'Cross Bike! by Andrew183, on Flickr

This is my 2009 Kona Jake. I bought it to race, but I took that picture while I was having suspension trouble and my MTB wasn't ridable. It sees some singletrack time for fun and practice, I've already started doing 'cross workouts for this season on it, and I loan it to friends as a road bike from time to time.

Mostly stock. Saddle is a recent acquisition, pedals are Time ATACs, the rear wheel is a $34 spoke and rim replacement on the original hub, and the front wheel has an old Shimano LX hub as a replacement for the crappy Formula hub, with original spokes and rim. One crank arm is a replacement, with the wrong finish. Chainwatcher added. And, of course, V-brake pads and holders. :D
 

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I take this bike everywhere. Kinda like a CX bike. Except it's fixed. I'm special that way. I built it up around a 1973 Schwinn Le Tour frameset that I found on Craigslist.
 

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2008 tri cross comp

I really love this bike I dont race x-cross but really like the versatility of this bike it has been in the woods often and goes every where my mtb has been....loves single track of course does not brake as well as a mtb with hydro brakes and big rubber but makes an old trail new also great for ripping thru road, trail, parks, school lyard, and hydro trail combos
 

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2007 Rocky Mountain Solo CX


I use it for multi surface rides (some road, some trail)
Lots of commuting in the summer.
Spring / fall road riding, while I wait for trails to dry.
Sometimes a point to point race in the spring.
A few cross races / practices in the fall.
 

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Here is my SS, a completely non-stock Bianchi Volpe. This setup is how I raced it, though without the light and with a different saddle. Pictured next is my K2 Enemy in gravel mode, though it is the bike I have had longer and raced on more. I may sell it if I move though. It is a good bike but I've never really been in love with how it fits or handles.

The volpe is also going on a tour of France and Spain with me in a few weeks, albeit in a completely different configuration.

EDIT: sorry for the picture weirdness. Not sure how to fix that.
 

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2012 CruX Expert!

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Stock so far, but have a set of Vuelta tubular rims that need tires :)
 

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16.8 Race Ready with full Ultegra (Save the crank). Wheels Manufacturing adapters have been stellar so far.
 

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I got me one o' them cyclo-cross mo-chines



It does a bit of everything. Commuting, road rides, singletrack. I'm hoping to do my first cross race this fall, and maybe my first tour sometime this winter.
 

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Steel, basic 8 speed. I've used this for everything - century rides, racing, MTB trails, getting coffee, Bike Party...

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Another basic steel do-it-all bike that provides service for anything from centuries, road group rides, CX races and long single track sessions.
 

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MSince that photo I changed the brakes to Paul Neo Retro's, and ditched the Cane Creek levers for the SRAM ones (liked the shape of the hoods better).
Do the SRAM levers have a longer hood (kinda like Shimano brake shifters)?
 
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