2013 Specialized Tricross Custom – 52cm - Touring Build


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Location: flag Golden , Colorado , United States
Date: May-20-2018 6:30:25       Views: 86       Watch Lists: 0
Category: Road Bikes
Frame Size: 52cm
Wheel Size: 700C
Price: $450 USD
Restrictions: Reasonable offers only, No Trades, Will ship within country only

2013 Specialized Tricross Custom – Size 52cm – Custom build

This is a custom build based on the 2013 Specialized Tricross Custom bike, in frame size 52 cm. The bike was built to work as a gravel touring bike for a bike packing trip I took in 2016 to Europe. It worked very well but I realized it’s about 4-6 cm too small for me and I’m looking to pass it on to a fellow biker that it will fit better. As Built, it weighs 22.8 pounds without pedals.

As a touring bike, I customized a few things on the bike, mainly just the gearing to have a wider ratio with only 2 front chain rings. I used a mountain rear cassette with wide spacing, and a mountain rear derailleur with a long length to shift reliably. I ensured that these all mated up to the road shifter/brake levers properly and it shifts flawlessly throughout its entire range. The stock aluminum fork was switched out for a carbon fork that has bosses, which were used for a front rack. The carbon fork absorbs the small chatter bumps nicely.

The Avid BB5 disc brakes are nice for touring when the weather is adverse and they have brand new brake pads in them which should last a few thousand miles no problem for the next rider. I put a wider bar on the front, mainly since I’m more of a mountain bike rider – but it does have a nice width and bend for touring.

Local buyers to the Golden, CO area can meet up with me to avoid shipping costs. I’d prefer Local buys to avoid tearing this beauty down and stuffing it in a box. Bike doesn’t come with pedals - but I can put some plastic ones on it for test/parking lot rides and the buyer can keep them if they choose.

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