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Is there any possibility of a Shimergo type situation to make a Saint short cage derailleur with Shadow Plus work with drop bar shifters?
1 year, 7 months ago on Shimano Introduces New Saint, Zee Gravity Mountain Bike Component Groups
Last Fall I bought their MI6-CX 130mm rear disc hub but never built anything with it.
I've since decided that disc brakes are not a benefit for me, but I hope to build a wheel with it. Great reviews like this affirm my purchase of a White Ind hub.
One beef: 20° engagement. With the rough surfaces that comprise most CX courses, I'd love to see 6° engagement like Chris King offers.
1 year, 7 months ago on White Industries Hubs are Built to Last: Review of H2 and H3 Hubs
Drilled out shift levers to reduce weight. Very old school!
1 year, 7 months ago on NAHBS 2013: Twenty2 Cycles Goes Big and Small with a 650b Titanium Monster Cross Bike
This is an amazingly detailed and descriptive report! We're lucky to have such great sportswriters covering cyclocross!
I thought the most pertinent quote from Nys was after the race. He thanked his American fans and acknowledged that he wouldn't have even been there without the upswell of support for him, which changed his mind and made him buy a ticket to Louisville.
1 year, 8 months ago on Sven Nys Cements His Legacy with Second World Championship Title – Updated: Full Results, Photo Galleries, Video Interviews
In my unscientific survey of riders using disc brakes, a solid rotor is also less likely to squeal.
But of course is heavier and still requires the extra keen eye on maintenance that disc brakes require.
1 year, 8 months ago on Ryan Trebon’s Solid Disc Brake Rotors – Spy Photos
Do they make the tread in a single mold, or glue on three separate pieces?
1 year, 8 months ago on Helen Wyman gets Technical with Challenge Tires to Create the Limus XS 3
I bought a pedal wrench years ago and have used it a total of one time. Most pedals can now be removed with an 8mm Allen wrench from the back of the crank.
I would add the Ritchey Torque Key. It fits most bar/stem bolts and keeps them at the right torque (approx $15).
Next is a chainwhip and cassette tool for removing and cleaning a cassette. Important after muddy races!
1 year, 8 months ago on Mechanical Monday: What Amateur Mechanics Should Have in Their Toolboxes
Page's bike had those checkerboard panels. Was he covering up the bike logos since he didn't have a bike sponsor? Or is that his new model?
1 year, 8 months ago on A Look Back: Nationals 2013 Elite Men’s Gallery from Chris Schmidt
I rented several bike boxes on trips for $100-150 each. Then a friend showed me Nashbar's cases for $170-300. I'm going to Belgium later this year and plan to buy one. Not much more than renting!
1 year, 8 months ago on Making Sure Your Bike Makes it to Nationals and Worlds in One Piece
At about 45:20 in this video, you can see a beer being thrown (lap 3 or 4). Then again at Stybar at about 1:09:10
1 year, 9 months ago on GVA Loenhout – Albert Wins Thrilling Duel Against Stybar; Nys Has Day He Would Rather Forget UPDATED: Videos, Full Report
Looking forward to it!
1 year, 9 months ago on Subscribe to Cyclocross Magazine Now: Issue 19 is on the Way!
I bought a 2012 model and have been super happy.
On muddy courses the backend fishtails but the front end stays straight and I make my way forward with steady steering.
And it's not a bike that you see a dozen of at every race.
Super affordable, racer engineered, fun to ride.
1 year, 11 months ago on Product Review: Van Dessel’s Gin & Trombones
This course was definitely more XC than CX. Steep, short downhill sections on bumpy grass and dirt. There were a few sharp turns that could have benefited from trials skills: hold onto the front brake and flip the back wheel around!
The Seattle CX course designers are some of the best. No easy, wide, flat courses here. The single barrier before a short hill was brilliant. I probably could have ridden the hill had the barrier not been there. This meant that one had to run for an extra 20 meters before finding a spot to hop back on the bike.
The only problem was cleaning all the sand out of my bottom bracket for an hour afterwards!
1 year, 11 months ago on Owen and Studley Grind to Wins at Silver Lake, Seattle Cyclocross Series
I like the integrated hydraulic line stops on the top tube. That's forward thinking if hydraulic CX brakes become more readily available. Is that stock or only on Don's bike?
I'm also curious about how this bike rides. After looking at the geometries of a bunch of other 'cross, road, track, and mountain bikes, it sits in a unique spot.
This bike has the most relaxed head tube of any 'cross bike at 71.5 degrees. And the seat tube is pretty far back at 72 degrees. Does it still corner well? Does it ride more like a mountain bike?
For comparison, my Van Dessel has a 72.5 degree head tube and a 74 degree seat tube.
1 year, 11 months ago on Ibis Launches Hakkalugi Disc Cyclocross Bike – World Champion Don Myrah Bike Profile – Updated: More Photos
I bought the digital download last night and watched the whole thing (about 45 minutes, 2 GB download).
I've been wanting a quality 'cross video for a while and J-Pow is the best one to do it. Sam's production is top notch with slow motion sequences that really show how each step is done. I saw an element of remounts that I had never considered before and will be putting into practice.
The section on tire pressure is fantastic: a Goldilocks sequence of low pressure, high pressure, and just right.
In short: really well produced, beautiful video quality, and useful training. Well worth the price. I hope they do more!
2 years ago on Jeremy Powers Announces Jeremy Powers Cross Camp Instructional DVD
Several times this Summer, I've seen Zach McDonald training around the streets of Seattle in full Rapha team kit.
Each time I've been in my car, or I would have tried to keep up with him!
2 years, 1 month ago on Team Rapha-FOCUS Releases 2012-2013 Cyclocross Race Team Roster