"What kind of road riding are you going to be doing on it? 42x11 is a pretty fast gearing. I have a CX bike setup 1x10 with a 39T front and 13 smallest cog in the rear. Unless I was racing on the road (assuming gravel) I think 42x11 would…"
"No, plenty of people probably do this. However a well glued cross tube is going to be hard to get off, and Belgian tape will make this even more difficult. With either method it's going to take some skill and patience to get…"
"Another important thing to tell yourself during races is that if you are hurting, everyone else is hurting as well (especially those behind you). Keep hurting so those behind you have to work hard to get to you."
"One thing I would add is that if you're going to buy a new pair of wheels to use in conjunction with an existing wheelset, make sure the rim widths are compatible...I had hed belgium tubular rims (wide) and mavic ksyrium clinchers (narrow) and…"
"This is what I did last year and it worked great. I had 1 set of dugast typhoon tubulars which was great (I live in Indiana too) since we only had a 2 or 3 really muddy races. In the mud I ran clinchers (PDX front, Mud2 rear). In…"
"Not a big fan of the jet, but I've had success on the Mud2 in a variety of conditions. Never used challenge tires, but "vastly better" seems like a stretch. You could run a mud2 in pretty much any condition on the rear and…"
Garage sale time. As the title states I'm open to trades as well as selling outright, here is my list of wants, in good working condition: 1) Campagnolo 10 Speed Record Rear Derailleur 2) Campagnolo 10 Speed Record Shifters 3) Campagnolo Record Ultra Narrow 10 speed chain 4) Praxis works road chainrings 5) 100 or 110mm Zipp Beyond Black Stem or 3T Team Stealth Stem See pics of for sale items here: …See More
"Hardly any downside to erring on the side of higher spoke count in cx. weight penalty is almost negligible, as is aerodynamics. I wouldn't build a rim 20 or 24 spokes for CX. I would probably go with 32 with 3x lacing, and I'm a fair bit…"
"Let me first qualify this by saying I haven't ridden a cannondale CX bike and use campy on my bike.
Don't go for Hi-mod carbon. The advantage is minimal versus the additional cost.
I would go for force over red unless you are a real weight…"