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Old 05-04-2016, 02:51 PM
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Zanconato Al CX

While this truly is a cyclocross bike, I wanted to prove to myself that it would adapt nicely as a 650b machine... it does.







I am convinced that a stiff-in-the-right-places-frame, carbon rims and extralight 650bx42 tires is a winning combination. Still i like this bike best as a crosser.
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:16 PM
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Your bike is cool and all but what is that bell?!
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:19 PM
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Your bike is cool and all but what is that bell?!
Spurcycle!
Bells are great.
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Old 05-04-2016, 03:58 PM
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Nice Bell! Planning on picking a couple myself. Bells really are nice for urban riding and beats the heck out of having to call "Left"...
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:46 PM
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Old 12-09-2016, 08:49 AM
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Cool bike nice to see custom alu.
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Old 12-09-2016, 01:13 PM
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That is GORGEOUS!!
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Old 12-10-2016, 10:32 PM
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Old 12-16-2016, 03:47 PM
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Awesome looking bike. How does it compare to your Kirk?
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Old 12-22-2016, 05:29 PM
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Damn that fade is sweet! Zanc kills it again
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Old 12-27-2016, 02:24 PM
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great looking ride. love it with the tan walls.
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:22 AM
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Awesome looking bike. How does it compare to your Kirk?
Thanks.
The Zanc is most often a cx racing bike, though my pictures don't show it that way. It's snappy and quick, really nice zipping around in the dirt.
The Kirk is more of a road bike. Also snappy and with remarkably smooth stable ride. A meaningful portion of the difference has to do with the wheels, brakes and tires (carbon disc cx vs rim alloy slick). All else equal, each bike could do the job of the other quite well, but each retains the basic traits of the respective frame/fork materials.
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A little update and thoughts.

Aluminum is great, or at least today's aluminum when it's put together right. I am reminded of this because I've spent the better part of this year riding the road on my ti Vamoots CR but am more recently circling back to dirt (and soon cx) where the Zanc Alu cx is the choice. Moving from one great bike to another and one great material to another is a pleasure.
I'm on vacation and and having pockets of time to explore some of the awesome dirt lanes and fire roads, with the Zanc running Compass 700x44s. This bike surfs over dirt. Of course the balloon tires insulate some, but the ride is sweet. The best part of the bike is the pedaling. I dare-say it planes. An even steady effort gives a terrific feeling of forward momentum, and there is still ample snap for stomping on the pedals to charge up a hill or whatever. Some planey bikes wilt at stomping, you know? Not this one.
As much as I adore fancy$$$ ti and steel, I feel the tinglies for beer can metal too.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:00 PM
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Assuming you were trying out 650x48 Compass earlier, How different does the ride feel with 700x44 Compass?

Did the 48's feel a bit nimbler on the bike?

44's more suited to the road at higher speed?


Edit: Oops! realise you mentioned 650x42!

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