Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cross

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby ugo.santalucia » Thu Apr 03, 2014 13:54 pm

I've got the Ultegra top pull for CX, it is very good

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby devhads » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:34 pm

Don't want to hijack the thread but as it came up..

Ugo - I've got the CX70 top pull and when I was in my LBS yesterday the mechanic said he thought the cable routing was wrong. He did admit he'd never worked on a top pull like this before. Is this how yours goes.

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Apr 04, 2014 14:44 pm

No, mine is routed on the outer part of the nut, where there is a slot for it and then the cable run downwards for an inch or so, then I bent it inwards and chopped it.
I am not 100% it is the correct way to route it, to be honest, but it works fine

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby Monty Dog » Fri Apr 04, 2014 18:04 pm

CX70 Front mech is routed wrong - but they even work with Campagnolo shifters!

I agree with Ugo on 50x34 front shifts being unreliable - obviously some of the posters have never raced CX where the chain is slapping and flapping - I prefer to run 46x36 for faster, cleaner shifts.
Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby apreading » Fri Apr 04, 2014 19:20 pm

I should have said - I dont run my 50/34 for cyclocross - if off road I have an MTB. Didnt sound to me like the OP was actually looking to ride CX either, so maybe if that is where the problems with 50/34 lie he wouldnt have a problem.

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby Rigged » Mon Apr 07, 2014 19:43 pm

I've recently taken delivery of the Rose Pro DX Cross 4400 and I'm really impressed so far. I went for the 34-50 11-28 set up and that's been pretty perfect for my riding so far. I've not run out of gears either way yet and the SRAM shifting is a delight! I'd describe my riding as 80% on road with 20% on the rougher, muddy stuff.

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby matt@theforce » Wed Apr 09, 2014 19:25 pm

I've had a 50/39 28x11 on my road bike and that was a great setup for my road commute & weekend riding, I change to a cx bike last year and run 46/36 32x11 on that. I do miss my 50t sometimes but in all fairness my commuting times aren't any slower on my cx bike vs my road bike.

When I've worn my chainrings to a point they need replacing I'll keep the 36t but I'll change my 46t for a 48t for the long gradual decents that I encounter but I certainly wouldn't entertain the idea of a compact as the closeness of the cx setup is great and I don't need to change at the back when changing gear at front.
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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby jimmm » Tue Apr 15, 2014 20:07 pm

Thanks for all the feedback guys. I'm going for the compact 50/34 11-28 setup. Pretty certain it will meet my needs.

Finally getting round to buying my Rose Pro DX Cross tonight - but stuck on what size/width tyre to get. Options are 700x28, 700x32 or 700x35. What would be best for mostly road, but the option to go on gravel track if needed? The tyres are Schwalbe Marathon Supreme and the wheelset is Mavic Crossone 29".

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby jomoj » Tue Apr 15, 2014 20:18 pm

My choice would be the 28 then the 32. 35 would be overkill. I batter my bike down all sorts of stuff on slick 28s FWIW. Mostly fine but sometimes a bit more width would be nice.

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby jimmm » Wed Apr 16, 2014 09:55 am

Think I will go with the 32s. Or potentially I could go 28 on the front tyre with 32 on the rear?

Anyone here have different width tyres front and rear?

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Postby jomoj » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:09 am

You could but I wouldn't bother personally. If they are the same size you can swap them round when the rear starts to wear

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby lanternerouge79 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 15:47 pm

I've got the Pro DX 2000.

I went for the CX chain set 46/36 with 11/28 on the rear.

It is perfect for gravel off-road and canal paths etc. You do loose some top end grunt on the road but not having such a large jump in the front for off road was more important to me.

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby duckson » Sun May 11, 2014 15:36 pm

Looking at one these as a wet weather and winter bike as it has the mudguard mounts and quite alot of other CX/road disc bikes dont.
Probably go Force 22 with 50/34 and 11-28 as it will be 99% used on road.

Is anyone a similar size to me as i seem to be between sizes compared to other bikes i have? I am 5ft 8.5in and have a 77cm inside leg.
Rose suggest a 52cm going by the website inside leg frame size recommendation but worried the short headtube would leave me needing a load of spacers which isnt nice....
54cm would mean shorter amount of seat tube on show which again isnt great, i had a 53cm Boardman road bike in the past and always felt the seat tube/seat post showing aesthetics wasnt great (i have a 52cm seat tube on my 52cm Scott and a 49cm on my 52cm Spesh Allez).
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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby gr3g0ree » Wed Aug 13, 2014 21:07 pm

Bump*
All you Rose Pro DX CROSS 4400 owners - or any other Pro DX Cross owners, can you tell me if/what guards and racks, if any did you fitted on the bike please? What is the max. tyre clearance with guards? Also have you got any toe overlap and what size model do you ride? Just to confirm, do both wheels use QR? Do they have changeable dropouts to use thru-axles?

On the 'brink' of getting one without a test ride, but before that how do you like the frame? Stiff? Does soak up some bumps, how was the riding position set up (of course it depends on the parts you order and how you set it up).
(will be my 2nd bike only after a heavy and cheap Raleigh city bike)

Any info would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby boomdocker » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:36 pm

I bought the Pro DX a few weeks ago. Did my first cx race on it last night - it's a cracking bike. Very responsive.

For the money I think its unbelievable value - the best out there. I have the matt black - looks great. My mate has the gloss white looks every nit as good.

I have the compact crankset with 28-11. Perfect for me. I upgraded to Crossride wheels. Cost incl. delivery to ireland was €1300.

@ gr3 - some answers:

I have a little toe overlap, I ride a 54 cm with 172.5mm cranks and I'm just under 6'. I like my bikes on the small side - for eg I ride a M Anthem as well.

Frame is nice and stiff. The tubing is "chunky" especiall around the bottom bracket. Mine is set up quite upright - out of the box I flipped the stem upright. Both wheels are qr. Can;t comment on clearance as I'm not at the bike, but from memory lots of it.

I'm very happy with it.

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Re: Disc Cyclocross bikes - in particular the Rose Pro DX Cr

Postby gr3g0ree » Thu Aug 28, 2014 20:00 pm

boomdocker wrote:I bought the Pro DX a few weeks ago. Did my first cx race on it last night - it's a cracking bike. Very responsive.

For the money I think its unbelievable value - the best out there. I have the matt black - looks great. My mate has the gloss white looks every nit as good.

I have the compact crankset with 28-11. Perfect for me. I upgraded to Crossride wheels. Cost incl. delivery to ireland was €1300.

@ gr3 - some answers:

I have a little toe overlap, I ride a 54 cm with 172.5mm cranks and I'm just under 6'. I like my bikes on the small side - for eg I ride a M Anthem as well.

Frame is nice and stiff. The tubing is "chunky" especiall around the bottom bracket. Mine is set up quite upright - out of the box I flipped the stem upright. Both wheels are qr. Can;t comment on clearance as I'm not at the bike, but from memory lots of it.

I'm very happy with it.


Thx for the reply boomdocker. Did some research and based on my measurements I am trying to compare frame sizes. I would go for the 60cm frame as I am 192cm with 91-92 inseam.

I rode a Specialized Secteur Disk 58cm and had good toe clearance, so I am thinking of testing the Diverge in a week or two, 61cm size. The wheelbase/front centre(or forepart) gives a good indication of toe overlap and based just on that I should be fine with the 60cm Rose frame.
I liked the Secteurs zerts inserts, rode a few metres on cobbles that was just outside an Evans shop, from where I got the bike for the test ride and it felt nice and smooth, and that's what I prefer. The Rose might be an excellent value, but I want a rather smooth-ish, forgiving ride.

This next bike will be my 1st 'proper' bike, and I want to testride my future bike. Not sure if I want to risk getting it and then sending it back, because I simply don't like it. Still tempted with Rose, maybe as my 2nd one :)


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