The Parlee CX is quite possibly the perfect carbon cyclocross bike. The CX takes everything Parlee has learned from creating the world's best carbon road frames, and applied those same principals; providing a frame that is incredibly stiff, compliant, and will excellent handling manners and accuracy. Parlee have chosen a wishbone seatstay on the CX in order to provide ample stiffness under braking and control in hard cornering. No detail goes unnoticed with Parlee, as all of molded, carbon fiber cable stops have been top-mounted on the top tube, ensuring easy shouldering. With ample tire clearance, the CX is capable in all conditions, from bone dry to mud fest; the bike is up to the task.
I found a photo of the 2014 Salsa Vaya 2 from the QBP dealer camp, which now has Shimano 105 components instead of the Apex on the 2013 model. The crankset appears to be Shimano CX, but instead of the cyclocross 46-36 compact double, it is a triple. I cannot find this on the Shimano site or anywhere ... Read More »
I have a set of XC carbon rims, they are 21mm inside diameter. It looks like the narrowest tyres I should be using are 32c ?
Is there any lightish 32c road tyres that I could fit to these rather than running trekking/commuter tyres ?
They have a 70psi max rating so that's where I am a bit stuc ... Read More »
I have really enjoyed my time this past year getting started on road but i'm wondering in terms of CX bikes, I don't do downhill biking but do typical single track not terribly difficult (no jumps) and was wondering if CX bike can replace a mountain bike. The other reason I ask is beca ... Read More »
I'm planning to order a custom steel CX frame set next Feb, but am overwhelmed by the choices. Geometry must be custom.
I'm a notoriously indecisive decision maker, particularly when something long term or pricey is at hand....both of which involve this decision. I'm currently considering Shamr ... Read More »
If we are talking about a 28/32 spoke build, do the CX-RAY spokes make for a stiffer or more flexy wheel than the traditional double butted spokes?
Also, besides the low weight of these spokes, any other advantage to going with these spokes over the traditional round spokes from a wheel ... Read More »