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Anyone own one of these bikes from 2009? (or other, specify)

How does it ride on the pavement?
How does it ride on trails?

What tires do you use?
How do your brakes compare with your other bike's brakes? (please specify which brakes your other bike has)

i test rode one and it was fine, except the brakes were kind of weak, maybe needed some adjustment...
 

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I got one from my wife for christmas. Its a 2009. I am using the stock tires, and they are great for what i do with the bike, i would say about 20% road and 80% off road on a mix of fire road, single track, and just riding through the parks.

I ordered a set of avid shorty's as i was worried about the stock brakes, but after a few rides in the cold, wet, winter conditions we have here at the moment, i really dont think i need to change the brakes, the Tektros are working great, it sounds like it might be an adjustment.

I am playing with the gearing now, the stock gearing is great for the road and commuting, but it was a bit much for me in the winter trails and single track, i found it was ok on the relatively flat stuff, but when it got steep, the gearing caused me to spin if i put the power in that i needed to go.

Overall though, i am stoked about the bike, and cant wait for next years cross season. I see myself using this bike for quite a few different jobs.
 

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My wife got the bike for me for christmas. I am 5'10 and I got a 54cm.

If your mostly going to be on the pavement, the stock gearing will be fine, but you may want to consider the Borough CX tires. They have a smooth center with small knobs on the outside edges of the tires, the stock tires are just fine though, just wont roll as fast as the boroughs.
 

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jut8 said:
My wife got the bike for me for christmas. I am 5'10 and I got a 54cm.

If your mostly going to be on the pavement, the stock gearing will be fine, but you may want to consider the Borough CX tires. They have a smooth center with small knobs on the outside edges of the tires, the stock tires are just fine though, just wont roll as fast as the boroughs.
oh shoot my bad about that, it looks like i'll ride the 52" then.

i'll look into those Borough CX tires, what about this: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/TI400B03-Continental+Ultra+Sport+Tire.aspx

will these be better for all pavement riding?
 

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I just ordered a Tricross frameset (geared) - may be a few weeks before it shows. Plan on moving the parts over from my road bike and will use the it as a road bike, commuter, and light duty trail bike.

Looking forward to it!

Need to make a tire selection for a tire I can ride on the road to the trail, make a lap offroad, and then ride home. I also need to pick up a compact crank and some brakes. Considering putting on a set of v-brakes with travel agents to work with the road levers.

Any idea on the biggest tire that will fit? How about some feedback on using v-brakes with travel agents?
 

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there is a good bit of tire clearance on the tricross, mine came stock with 32's, and i know you can get much larger than that in there. Again, the Borough CX sounds like a great tire for what you are describing.
 
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