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Two VS. Questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Fly Feb 6, 2012. 7 Replies

54cm Van Dessel Gin&Trombones

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Fly Aug 1, 2011. 4 Replies

Vittoria Cross Tires

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Turek Oct 4, 2011. 13 Replies

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Chris Fly replied to Chris Fly's discussion Two VS. Questions
"BTW- I have the Paul's touring on my Salsa Casseroll...  awesome brakes but I just don't think they would look right on a carbon Hakkalugi..."
Feb 6, 2012
Adam St. Germain replied to Chris Fly's discussion Two VS. Questions
"Grayson,       These are good points about the disc option. I'm curious about what you're hinting at about Cannondale.  Other than their SuperX prototype that Johnson was riding, I didn't see anything…"
Feb 6, 2012
Chris Fly replied to Chris Fly's discussion Two VS. Questions
"just got rid of a Salsa Vaya with discs...  didn't really dig them and seemed a bit too high maintenance for me... and that's after I upgraded to BB7's... I understand in heavy, thick muck the discs might stop better (have a…"
Feb 6, 2012
Grayson Smith replied to Chris Fly's discussion Two VS. Questions
"I would seriously reconsider buying a new cx frameset that uses cantilevers (and if I were pressed I would go with Paul touring in the back, neo retro up front) especially at the Ibis price point. Enve has a disc ready fork, as does Whiskey7 and…"
Feb 6, 2012
Michael Wakeley replied to Chris Fly's discussion Two VS. Questions
"I agree with Chris. I have both brakes and I like the Ultimates a LOT better than the TRPs. Sram is a great choice, 'to me' not as finicky about adjustments and easy to clean out the shifting mechanism. There is very little if any drop off…"
Feb 6, 2012
Chris Fly replied to Chris Fly's discussion Two VS. Questions
"awesome, thanks buddy! Chris"
Feb 6, 2012
Adam St. Germain replied to Chris Fly's discussion Two VS. Questions
"Chris,      There is zero question that you should opt for the SRAM group over the Ultegra group, IMO.  It's lighter, easier to service/clean, and I feel performs better in the slop.  In my experience.  I…"
Feb 6, 2012
Chris Fly posted a discussion

Two VS. Questions

so I'm getting ready to pony up for an Ibis Hakkalugi and have a couple of questions...First, I currently ride SRAM on my road bike and like it... seems like SRAM is usually the hot ticket for cross as well...  my choices are SRAM Rival or Ultegra, both with a cross specific crankset...Second, the brakes on both groupsets are the Shorty 4... I have an older set of these and hated them...  I was thinking of replacing them with either Shorty Ultimates or TRP EuroX but have no experience with…See More
Feb 6, 2012
Martin Turek replied to Chris Fly's discussion Vittoria Cross Tires
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Oct 4, 2011
Brian Moore replied to Chris Fly's discussion Vittoria Cross Tires
"Okay, just to be clear, while I am undeniably a bit of a dork, I am not that much of a dork.  My sweet, supportive wife was trying to give me some surprise anonymous props, and didn't realize that by using the same computer, the post would…"
Oct 4, 2011
Brian Moore replied to Chris Fly's discussion Vittoria Cross Tires
"As you should be -- your results show it.  "
Oct 3, 2011
Jeff Krantz replied to Chris Fly's discussion Vittoria Cross Tires
"Raced the xg tubies today and loved them. Conditions were slightly muddy to dry. Tires hooked up very well. Pressure was 42 rear 38 front. Was able to pass a couple challenge riders who went down due to tires sliding out."
Oct 2, 2011
Martin Turek replied to Chris Fly's discussion Vittoria Cross Tires
"I used XN at the beginning of the season and did not care for them (despite dry packed courses) - not enough grip on anything but paved.  XGs in the same conditions have been perfect. Yes, they were slower on paved sections but the trade-off…"
Sep 22, 2011
Kevin Watson replied to Chris Fly's discussion Vittoria Cross Tires
"Just following up. I raced the clincher XG pros twice this weekend on dry, grassy courses. I weigh about 188 lbs and ran them with about 34 lbs pressure. I hit more than enough places that could have caused pinch flats so I would give them high…"
Sep 20, 2011
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Sep 13, 2011
Brian Moore replied to Chris Fly's discussion Vittoria Cross Tires
"I ran the XG clincher last year, and guess I'm in the minority for not liking it.  It was low volume, and I pinched once despite running higher pressures than I would have liked (I had the 32, presumably better in the 34).  I also…"
Sep 13, 2011

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Hometown:
San Diego
About Me:
US Coast Guard Corpsman, married with two beautiful daughters. Love to ride bikes!
Current Bike Collection:
Van Dessel Gin & Trombones
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Favorite Race:
CrossVegas
Dream Bike:
custom to me
Favorite thing about cyclocross:
downhome feel of it
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
2 seasons
Racing category:
noob

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At 9:11am on April 7, 2009, Lawrence said…
Around town, there are a bunch of places to ride (some smallish)
-UCSD (there's a great eucalyptus grove that is perfect for cross
-Misc canyons around La Jolla/Clairemont (Rose Canyon, Tecolote, ...). Many of these are small, but can be combined with some road for a cool mixed ride.
-Balboa park near the velodrome and on over to hillcrest. There was a cross race here last fall.. most of it is great on a cross bike, though parts are a little on the rocky side.

A little ways out of town is the Big Laguna trail at mount laguna (about an hour east of SD). Beautiful ride, lot of fun.
At 6:34am on April 7, 2009, Lawrence said…
hey chris-

I see you're a san diegan with a cross bike! Interested in doing a ride sometime? message me

-lawrence
 
 
 

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