I’ve recently been on vacation to the great state of Rhode Island, and I took the Cross Check with me as well. Rhode Island was pretty awesome. Good family times, good bike rides, and great scenery to boot.
After being gone for a week, Spring really sprung in Ohio. Green everywhere!
The Cross Check is really clicking for me. I thought the gearing at 44×18 might be a tad too steep, but so far I have ridden everything climb wise that I normally would. I think the biggest changes coming down the pipe would be a different set of bars still, maybe a smaller chainring like a 40t, and a knobbier set of tires. I do like my current set of gumwalls, but in the dirt its a slip and slide. Overall, its a super fun build.