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Bikes / cyclocross
« on: November 23, 2017, 02:15:33 PM »
Anyone into bikes? I've been wanting to get a cyclocross bike for commuting (and for fun). My commute is mostly pavement, with a section of rough park paths and a small section of gravel paths.

They're pretty pricy but I've found a decent deal on a Felt v100 http://m.feltbicycles.com/productcatalog/product/4/10172084

Anyone familiar? Comments or suggestions?

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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2017, 01:39:06 AM »
I suggest a fixie
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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 07:59:01 PM »
I went for the freewheel/fixie. http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott-wt-fixie-wide-tire.htm

I'm not really big on cycling but this one looked like a decent "cheap" bike and I was actually really happy with it. Lots of reviews on the 'tt' version of the bike but I'm glad I went with the 'wt'. As best as I can tell the specs mimic a Surly frame that I was looking at as well, but had a hard time finding locally.
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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 09:10:03 AM »
Picked up a felt v100 in December for about 1/3 off the MSRP. I've never actually rode a bike like this before, and couldn't even try the bike before buying. But the price was great so I took the risk. I had it out a couple of weeks ago when we got a wave of nice weather. It's so light and fast compared to the "regular" bikes I've always had. Can't wait until it warms up a bit more and I can start ridding to work.


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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 01:17:10 PM »
Seems like it might work even better if you had pedals?

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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 08:49:27 PM »
rofl.
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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 05:56:16 AM »
That looks badass.

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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 03:12:59 PM »
Seems like it might work even better if you had pedals?

Pedals are so old school.... I'm just gonna bolt my feet directly into the holes provided. :D

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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2018, 04:37:42 PM »
Like clip ins with pegs? That's hardcore.
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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 09:12:43 AM »
Right now I just have flat pedals on it. Better for commuting to work. If I can find some cheap used clip-ins I may try them, but I'm not too worried about it at the moment.

Weather is total shit right now though. It's actually snowing :(

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Re: Bikes / cyclocross
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 11:55:07 AM »
Same.  Helllllooooooooooo SPRING!?!