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Okay, so I know some of you use your cross bike as a road bike, so I decided to leave my road bike at home and do a century on mine. I'm kinda nervous, I put on some 28mm conti. contact tires and a 48t ring on the front.. We'll see how it goes.. My friends think I'm nuts, but I think it'll be fun..:eek:
 

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many metrics on one (used a 50T), did the rBr lounge Santa Cruz on my cross concept,nothing more fun than out descending a bunch of guys on roadies on a canti equipped cxer
 

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I just did an 80 last week with a group of Euro-bike snobs. Riding a disc equipped cross bike (50/34-12-27). I have a set of Contis for commuting and road training that feel great. No problems keeping up and on the hills I passed the guys wearing their polka-dot jerseys.
 

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Not a century but did day one (about 85 miles) of an MS bike tour on my cross bike with 23's, 48 big ring. I used the 48 most of the time, no problem keeping up with anybody, finished in well under 5 hours, passed a lot of people. The only thing I missed is the fact that I never put a computer on my cross bike. Its the engine that matters!
 

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So, I did it!

Man was it tough.. Gotta admit, my cross bike is about 3lbs heavier than my road bike.. IF steel planet cross.. I used 28mm Continental Contacts, should've changed out for my road tires, but didn't feel like going through the hassle.. To make a long story short, the hills were tougher than I thought they would be with the added wt., but it was a lot more comfortable.. Would I do it again? Yeah, but put on some 23mm road tires..
 

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Just so you don't feel bad, there are people much more insane out there. This past weekend I saw a Specialized Tricross with 23's, bullhorn bars w/ aero extensions on a century. Complete with the bar-end shifters on the extension just like a TT bike. :confused:
 
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