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.
Well I'm elbows deep in my first wheel build. I got the 18:9 Pacenti wheelset that Mike T posted about in another thread except with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. I have to say thanks to Mike for all the tips on your site they are helping ALOT.
Anyway, at this point, I'm in the process of bringing up the t ... Read More »
I pre-ordered a new CX-1 build SuperX... Cannondale keeps pushing out the delivery date. Just curious if anyone else have received theirs or if you are seeing the same.
I'm sure the cause is SRAM's backing on the CX-1 groupe. I've got a new set of tubular discs built up just waiting for it...Read More »
What is everyone's thoughts on using single narrow / wide chainrings in muddy CX race conditions (vs. a standard single chainring with bashguard)? I like the idea of narrow / wide chainrings in dry conditions, because it is much harder to drop a chain (if you bang the rear wheel on a barrier or the ... Read More »
What do you guys think about "open tubular" clinchers with latex tubes (for CX); vs tubulars. The Challenge versions have a very similar high TPI cotton casing (like the tubular versions). I can run fairly low pressures (on my Challenge Grifo "open tubular" clinchers) with the latex tubes, but sin ... Read More »
---THIS POST was posted in the "Components" section as well because I wasn't sure where to put it, exactly ---
I have this '93 rockhopper that I wanted to turn into a cyclocross bike.
Reasons, in order of decreasing logic:
1) I think drop bar conversion would allow me different hand placement ... Read More »