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If You Put A Flat Bar On A CX Bike Does That Make It 29er???

Jan. 1, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
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Well does it???? Please discuss.

is going big on a bike the only way to get you stoked on the sport? what happened to riding with your bros, travelling, and riding unique places, to get people stoked on riding?

fines are useless. there needs to be more punches to the throat.

Jan. 1, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
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What about tire clearance?

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Jan. 1, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
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No, I think it makes it a flat-bar road bike (aka the perfect commuting machine).

Jan. 2, 2017, 5:08 a.m.
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Yes. Because.

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Jan. 2, 2017, 6:37 a.m.
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What about tire clearance?

We are talking about just changing the bar. Everything else stays the same.

is going big on a bike the only way to get you stoked on the sport? what happened to riding with your bros, travelling, and riding unique places, to get people stoked on riding?

fines are useless. there needs to be more punches to the throat.

Jan. 2, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
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if I get a 29er and commute on it half the time
can I just call it a 700c'er?

Jan. 2, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
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It might be ridiculously short. For example, my mountainbike has a ETT of 585 versus my road bike at 530.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Jan. 2, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
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Well does it???? Please discuss.

Might make it a 1992 29er but that's it. Geo will suck big time.

Jan. 2, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
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With the risk of being accused of riding a 29er gone I will now put a flat bar on my Konas Private Jake. :banana:

is going big on a bike the only way to get you stoked on the sport? what happened to riding with your bros, travelling, and riding unique places, to get people stoked on riding?

fines are useless. there needs to be more punches to the throat.

Jan. 2, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
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The bike is used for CX racing and putting around town. I just find the drop bars so uncomfortable.

is going big on a bike the only way to get you stoked on the sport? what happened to riding with your bros, travelling, and riding unique places, to get people stoked on riding?

fines are useless. there needs to be more punches to the throat.

Jan. 2, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
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The bike is used for CX racing and putting around town. I just find the drop bars so uncomfortable.

You better put a really long stem on it or the top tube length is going to be alot shorter.

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

Jan. 2, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
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You better put a really long stem on it or the top tube length is going to be alot shorter.

I am just changing the bar. It has a 90mm stem already.

is going big on a bike the only way to get you stoked on the sport? what happened to riding with your bros, travelling, and riding unique places, to get people stoked on riding?

fines are useless. there needs to be more punches to the throat.

Jan. 2, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
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there were several guys racing flat barred cx at the Squamish provincials, but the purists were like…

https://www.flickr.com/photos/palleus/30912499940/in/album-72157677053382296/

Jan. 2, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
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there were several guys racing flat barred cx at the Squamish provincials, but the purists were like…

https://www.flickr.com/photos/palleus/30912499940/in/album-72157677053382296/

that's how i imagine racing cx always feels

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Jan. 2, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
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Gravel grinder.

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