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    My new Salsa Chili Con Crosso 2012

    I just started road biking this year after playing around on a mountain bike, putting on few miles, and want to race cross this fall. I know I'm going to be a back marker, I just want to have fun. After looking around the C^3 really appealed to me. Salsa is discontinuing the C^3 and even though the I'm sure the new bike will be nice I was worried I would miss this season. I ordered the bike last week and had the fitting today. After getting home I took her for a spin, this thing is going to be great when taking a relaxing ride on the bike trail. Here are some pictures.










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    That's a good looking rig!

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    Enjoy it. Put on Kool Stop brake pads when you wear the originals out.

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    That is a really nice bike
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    Awesome.

    I'm a big fan of the 1X10. Big ring shifting is overrated!

    And I love the blue/black motif.

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    Very nice looking bike. Have fun.
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    Very nice bike. What size?

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    58", I thought I would get a 56" as I plan to cycle-cross it but it was too small. It's a great bike for the trails around here, half paved and half crushed lime stone. Where my Allez rides like a 911 the C^3 handles like an SUV.
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    Cool. Have fun. It is a sweet looking ride.

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    Beautiful!
    Man, that color combo would have matched my previous team kit *perfectly*...
    Love the 1X10- I really gotta do that.
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    Had a great ride today on the Prairie Trail, (Crystal Lake, IL). I might need to get a different saddle, not sure but I seem to be sore in places I'm not on my Allez, more testing required. Really liked the handling when I hit the crushed limestone, (there is not as much limestone as I remember).
    New Bridge just opened.

    Fox River on Interstate 90

    On the way back home
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    Nice looking ride, great pics too! I really like the build they did on those, too bad it's going away.
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    What bottle cages are those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by richnmib View Post
    What bottle cages are those?
    Just a plastic Specialized, Specialized Bicycle Components
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    40 miles today slow, LSD. Rode the bike trail and they are repaving parts. Loose gravel, I slowed at first and then just hammered it. People thought I was nuts with a road bike passing mountain bikes. The firm stuff was great and the loose stuff was OK. I need to research tires for different race conditions.
    Last edited by tipstall; 06-26-2012 at 05:56 AM.
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    Forgot ride picture
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