If we were to compare bike racing to warfare, Cyclocross would be of the medieval variety. The strongest of men and women, battling it out in the most unfavorable of conditions, using in this case, the most primitive of weapons, the cantilever brake.
I'm building up a cross bike with Shimano's new Di2 hydraulic disc brakes. I've seen the XTR SM-RT99 rotors in both 160mm and 140mm sizes. I was wondering if people had any recommendations for which to go for. I was thinking 160 front and 140 rear. I weigh 145lbs and will be using this for racing cr ... Read More »
[COLOR=#333333]I need some advice. [/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333]I live in the Chicago area and have been riding down to 40 degrees (so into November; I ride in dry and wet weather). About half of my rides are paved trail and the other half is on crushed stone (Des Plaines River Trail mostly). I have not ... Read More »
Just picked up a Trek Crossrip Elite and am debating between the Stan's Iron Cross Disc or Alpha 340 Disc. I do not plan racing it but right now I can get an amazing discount on either set of rims. Price from my LBS would be $440 for the Iron cross and $550 for the Alpha's. HAs anyone experienced th ... Read More »
[COLOR=#333333]Considering going with one of their new carbon disc cyclocross frame. The geometry appears to be very similar to the Specialized Crux but with a slightly shorter top tube. I have a set of their carbon rims and they are great, but haven't heard much about their frames and was hoping to ... Read More »
Nice sale on a Velocity A23 / SRAM x.9 disc hub cross wheelset for $254.00 and free shipping:
[url=http://www.cycleclubsports.com/p-112432-handspun-peloton-series-cross-disc-front-wheel-700c-32h-sram-x9-velocity-a23-dt-competition-all.aspx]Handspun Peloton Series Cross Disc Front Wheel 700c 32h S ... Read More »