Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
Reload this Page >

Show us your gravel/cross bike...

Notices
Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like : "Unbound Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Show us your gravel/cross bike...

Old 10-28-19, 08:18 AM
  #4476  
zjrog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,743

Bikes: 1986 KHS Fiero, 1989 Trek 950, 1990 Trek 7000, 1991 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, 1992 Trek 1400, 1997 Cannondale CAD2 R300, 1998 Cannondale CAD2 R200, 2002 Marin San Rafael, 2006 Cannondale CAAD8 R1000, 2010 Performance Access XCL9R

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 280 Post(s)
Liked 330 Times in 197 Posts
Thought I had posted this here before, but looks like I hadn't...

2010 or so Performance Access XCL 9r. It was a gift from a kid (no longer a kid) I got started into cycling 25 years ago. He called it a "Monster Cross". I call it a fun ride. Bike is a mishmash of parts that work well together. Truvativ triple crankset, Sora brifters, Shimano SLX RD and SRAM X5 Fd, with Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes. The Salso Woodchippers were both comfortable immediately but also took time to get comfortable on.






It rolls on 700x54 rubber for now. I picked another wheelset to run more gravel oriented rubber, maybe 700x40 or 42...

I've given some thought to swapping the fork for a carbon rigid fork. If I can find a suspension geometry replacement. And the more I ride this, the more I am thinking I will remove the stem riser. As much to keep the same riding position between this and my road bikes.

This was a gift to hopefully get me back into cycling 5 years ago, after breaking my back in a cycling crash 8 years ago. I did ride it a bit. But this year I finally have been really back into riding... I have no intention of racing, or riding anything super gonzo, so I lump this into the gravel category. Which is how I ride it. I have 2 road bikes and a couple older rigid MTBs.

Last edited by zjrog; 10-28-19 at 08:34 AM.
zjrog is offline  
Old 10-28-19, 08:26 AM
  #4477  
ab_antiquo
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 17 Posts
Originally Posted by irideiam View Post
I originally had the drops set level and didn't like the feel, I need to check where they are now as that's an older picture while I was still getting everything setup. My guess is they are now set somewhere between what the pictures show and level, either way they are comfortable from my perspective.
This is a reasonable answer to my very first question,

Last edited by Hermes; 10-28-19 at 08:51 AM. Reason: Deleted remark
ab_antiquo is offline  
Old 10-28-19, 01:06 PM
  #4478  
ab_antiquo
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 62
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 17 Posts
2017 Niner RLT RDO (Made in Vietnam by humans and robots, carbon frame), designed specifically as a Gravel Grinder.
The bike is relatively quick for a gravel frame and handles chunk better than my CX bike with the 430mm chainstay, but can easily handle a 42C tire without fenders - I'll never run fenders.
All new parts:
-ENVE SES 4.5 AR rims with Chris King R45 rear/ISO front
-700x40 Maxxis Rambler DC/EXO TR Gravel or 32c WTB Exposures depending on chunk
-SRAM eTap Red 50/34 (AB ovals) w/ 11-36
-Red eTap rear derailleur, shifter, HRD levers + two Blips
-Hope RX4 calipers (yes they work with the Red HRD levers)
-ENVE road seatpost
-WTB carbon Silverado saddle
-ENVE road Stem & 48cm ENVE gravel bar (old Easton E70 AX pictured)
-Shimano XTR pedals
-Wolftooth B-RAD Mini Roll-Top Bag

ab_antiquo is offline  
Likes For ab_antiquo:
Old 11-09-19, 07:21 PM
  #4479  
babyshoe36
Junior Member
 
babyshoe36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Bernardston Massachusetts
Posts: 20

Bikes: Bianchi Tangent Cyclo - Serotta Legend Ti DI2-

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 3 Posts
Lemond Poprad 2001




babyshoe36 is offline  
Old 11-10-19, 10:27 PM
  #4480  
JacobLee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 505

Bikes: More Than Enough

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 209 Post(s)
Liked 274 Times in 133 Posts
Are reflectors back in style? I’ve seen a couple sets in this thread. I remember taking them off my bike as a kid, and my neighbor asking what I was doing. “Saving weight,” I said. He replied, “You might as well spit out your gum while you’re at it.” He had a point.
JacobLee is offline  
Likes For JacobLee:
Old 11-13-19, 05:04 PM
  #4481  
Hmmm
Senior Member
 
Hmmm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Paris, France
Posts: 382

Bikes: TCX & CAAD3 SAECO

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Liked 84 Times in 55 Posts
Hmmm is offline  
Old 11-24-19, 08:30 PM
  #4482  
itskohler
Senior Member
 
itskohler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Paducah, KY
Posts: 200
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 8 Posts


Got some new tires, liked the lighting
itskohler is offline  
Likes For itskohler:
Old 11-30-19, 09:48 PM
  #4483  
tclong03
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 68
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts

My 2017 raleigh willard 1 supporting tiagra drivetrain now.
tclong03 is offline  
Likes For tclong03:
Old 12-01-19, 05:01 PM
  #4484  
Justinitus
Member
 
Justinitus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Wiltshire, England
Posts: 32

Bikes: Giant Revolt Adv, Surly Straggler Flat Bar, Trek Farley Fat, Brompton M6R Black Edition

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 5 Posts
Treated myself to a wheel upgrade and some new rubber for the Revolt. Love the rest of the bike just as it is




Justinitus is offline  
Likes For Justinitus:
Old 12-01-19, 06:48 PM
  #4485  
David Scott
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: North York, Ontario
Posts: 29

Bikes: Devinci Hatchet Carbon Rival 1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I was planning on getting a new bike in February (company bonus time...) but I found this and I couldn't resist. Devinci Hatchet Carbon Rival 1. What an absolute dream compared to my Anyroad 1. My biggest concern was the SRAM 1x Rival. Never having ridden a SRAM bike before I was concerned how long it would take for me to get used to it. About 20 minutes.... I'm now a SRAM believer. Now when company bonus time rolls around it'll be upgrade time....
David Scott is offline  
Likes For David Scott:
Old 12-19-19, 02:10 PM
  #4486  
simmonsgc
Senior Member
 
simmonsgc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NC High Country
Posts: 657
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 83 Post(s)
Liked 13 Times in 8 Posts
Here's mine, also doing commuter duty. Sorry for 'tame' environment. I really enjoy looking at everyone's nice bikes in this thread.


1988 MB2
simmonsgc is offline  
Likes For simmonsgc:
Old 12-20-19, 09:23 AM
  #4487  
DVC45
Senior Member
 
DVC45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,880
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
' love those MTB conversions. I did a conversion some years ago on an old Trek 900. I should have kept it.
DVC45 is offline  
Old 01-02-20, 01:53 PM
  #4488  
BoozyMcliverRot
Senior Member
 
BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: bradenton FL
Posts: 1,190

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Master TG 1990 Trek 850 Antelope

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
Liked 222 Times in 81 Posts





BoozyMcliverRot is offline  
Likes For BoozyMcliverRot:
Old 01-03-20, 11:28 AM
  #4489  
plodderslusk
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Norway
Posts: 1,408
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 6 Posts
plodderslusk is offline  
Likes For plodderslusk:
Old 01-03-20, 12:31 PM
  #4490  
DarKris
Senior Member
 
DarKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 590

Bikes: Kona Kahuna DL Drop Bar - Sensah SRX Pro 1x11 (2012 Frame), Giant Toughroad GX 1 - Shimano Road Hydro + SLX 1x10 (2018), Diamondback Sync'r - SRAM NX 1x12 (2020)

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
Liked 82 Times in 47 Posts
My Revolt fitted with 700 x 48mm Ground Controls. Basically the biggest tire that fits in this bike. Also going to GRX 1x11, but I got impatient so it’s 1x9 right now 😁




DarKris is offline  
Likes For DarKris:
Old 01-03-20, 02:06 PM
  #4491  
shoota 
Senior Member
 
shoota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Stillwater, OK
Posts: 7,384
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1507 Post(s)
Liked 317 Times in 229 Posts
Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post



What frame and bartape is that?
__________________
2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO 2
2019 Salsa Warbird
shoota is offline  
Old 01-03-20, 02:37 PM
  #4492  
celesteguy 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 86
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 39 Times in 20 Posts


My brother was gifted this hybrid and passed it along to me. I swapped the flat bars for drops, exchanged the triple for a compact, and threw on some 105 and sora bits I had lying around. It's the heaviest bike I own, but it handles and rides incredibly.
celesteguy is offline  
Likes For celesteguy:
Old 01-03-20, 07:17 PM
  #4493  
BoozyMcliverRot
Senior Member
 
BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: bradenton FL
Posts: 1,190

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Master TG 1990 Trek 850 Antelope

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
Liked 222 Times in 81 Posts
Originally Posted by shoota View Post
What frame and bartape is that?
Frameset is a steel KHS Urban X with a Kona Project 2 aluminum disc fork and the tape is Cinelli Mike Giant Volee
BoozyMcliverRot is offline  
Old 01-03-20, 09:20 PM
  #4494  
mstateglfr 
Sunshine
 
mstateglfr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Des Moines, IA
Posts: 13,182

Bikes: '18 class built steel roadbike, '19 Fairlight Secan, '88 Schwinn Premis , Black Mountain Cycles Monstercross V4, '89 Novara Trionfo

Mentioned: 105 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6146 Post(s)
Liked 3,293 Times in 1,899 Posts
Originally Posted by shoota View Post
What frame and bartape is that?
https://www.cinelli-usa.com/mash-vol...ar-tape-white/

The mike giant tape a couple people I know use is Americana tattoo images.
this might be more mike giant design, I'm not sure.
mstateglfr is offline  
Old 01-03-20, 11:09 PM
  #4495  
BoozyMcliverRot
Senior Member
 
BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: bradenton FL
Posts: 1,190

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Master TG 1990 Trek 850 Antelope

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
Liked 222 Times in 81 Posts
Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
https://www.cinelli-usa.com/mash-vol...ar-tape-white/

The mike giant tape a couple people I know use is Americana tattoo images.
this might be more mike giant design, I'm not sure.

Indeed it is,it's been a while since I picked this tape up. I should have double checked before answering.
BoozyMcliverRot is offline  
Old 01-03-20, 11:41 PM
  #4496  
zjrog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,743

Bikes: 1986 KHS Fiero, 1989 Trek 950, 1990 Trek 7000, 1991 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, 1992 Trek 1400, 1997 Cannondale CAD2 R300, 1998 Cannondale CAD2 R200, 2002 Marin San Rafael, 2006 Cannondale CAAD8 R1000, 2010 Performance Access XCL9R

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 280 Post(s)
Liked 330 Times in 197 Posts
Originally Posted by DarKris View Post
My Revolt fitted with 700 x 48mm Ground Controls. Basically the biggest tire that fits in this bike. Also going to GRX 1x11, but I got impatient so it’s 1x9 right now 😁




What pedals are those?
zjrog is offline  
Old 01-03-20, 11:56 PM
  #4497  
zjrog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,743

Bikes: 1986 KHS Fiero, 1989 Trek 950, 1990 Trek 7000, 1991 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, 1992 Trek 1400, 1997 Cannondale CAD2 R300, 1998 Cannondale CAD2 R200, 2002 Marin San Rafael, 2006 Cannondale CAAD8 R1000, 2010 Performance Access XCL9R

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 280 Post(s)
Liked 330 Times in 197 Posts
Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
Love this color. Did you paint this yourself? What color code?
zjrog is offline  
Likes For zjrog:
Old 01-04-20, 12:08 AM
  #4498  
DarKris
Senior Member
 
DarKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 590

Bikes: Kona Kahuna DL Drop Bar - Sensah SRX Pro 1x11 (2012 Frame), Giant Toughroad GX 1 - Shimano Road Hydro + SLX 1x10 (2018), Diamondback Sync'r - SRAM NX 1x12 (2020)

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
Liked 82 Times in 47 Posts
Originally Posted by zjrog View Post
What pedals are those?
Pedaling Innovations Catalyst. Definitely a conversation starter 😁
DarKris is offline  
Old 01-04-20, 12:16 AM
  #4499  
zjrog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,743

Bikes: 1986 KHS Fiero, 1989 Trek 950, 1990 Trek 7000, 1991 Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, 1992 Trek 1400, 1997 Cannondale CAD2 R300, 1998 Cannondale CAD2 R200, 2002 Marin San Rafael, 2006 Cannondale CAAD8 R1000, 2010 Performance Access XCL9R

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 280 Post(s)
Liked 330 Times in 197 Posts
Originally Posted by DarKris View Post
Pedaling Innovations Catalyst. Definitely a conversation starter 😁
I thought so. I'm looking at options for pedals due to a bad ankle, now in an AFO brace. this will require me to adopt a more mid foot cleat position. Or, use a longer pedal like these to better support my whole foot.

SO, how did you choose them? How do you like them? Would you ride them on a road bike?
zjrog is offline  
Old 01-04-20, 01:12 AM
  #4500  
BoozyMcliverRot
Senior Member
 
BoozyMcliverRot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: bradenton FL
Posts: 1,190

Bikes: 1991 Diamondback Master TG 1990 Trek 850 Antelope

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 98 Post(s)
Liked 222 Times in 81 Posts
Originally Posted by zjrog View Post
Love this color. Did you paint this yourself? What color code?
Thank you.Yep did it myself. Just a cheap rattle can of Rust-Oleum Satin Lagoon. Took most of the paint off with wire cup on my grinder then used Aircraft stripper for the hard to reach places. From dissassemly to finished paint took about 2 hours. I'll admit I could have took more time to paint and the couple of imperfections show it.
BoozyMcliverRot is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.