Me telling you what I ride is like responding to the same question with my favorite color. It has no bearing on what is going to be comfortable for YOUR rear or anyone else's. Saddles and probably the most personal…"
"to be 100% honest, I think theyre made in the same factory. Theyre both red/pink. Both made in Thailand- where Vittoria has a HUGE output. Sooooo many tubulars (at least their casings/basetape) are made by vittoria if you take a very close look.…"
"Ive only had bad luck on the road with Vittoria latex tubes. I've never had them on my cross bike. They seem really fragile to me and they don't patch up very well. I think of the Vittorias as disposable.
I'm running the…"
"If your question is using smaller latex tubes in cx sized tires, I can speak from experience that it works fine. Last year I rode my 700x32 tires with (super old school) Conti. road latex tubes. No issues with stretching. Ive ridden the challenge…"
Experimenting a bit with my clincher wheels. I know tubeless is an option as well, but frankly not sure I want to go in that direction and it is more expensive initially. I have some Challenge 700x28/35 latex tubes mounted up right now, and so far so good, but they are pricey (~$20 each). Wondering if anyone has had success using the Vittoria 700x25/28 latex tubes for CX use. Even though I'd be running way lower pressure than in a road 28, I'd concerned using them on a 34 CX tire would…See More
Wondering if anyone who has hard plastic tread on their cross shoes has tried a product like PlastiDip on their treads to avoid the dreaded "cartoon character on ice" if they have to dismount on pavement or other "slick" surfaces. I have a pair of Dom 5s I race in. They fit great but can be sketchy on anything hard and/or smooth. Thought I might try to "paint" some rubber on the tread to see…See More
"Here are my beauties. Laced this weekend. Took me 1.5 hrs tops. They need to be brought up to tension, which will probably take me another few hours. First true build for me (I've laced before, but never…"
"I guess I should have mentioned, despite being lighter than the OP, I am running 32 3x on pretty much every CX wheelset in the quiver. So to Justin's point, going higher spoke count has very few drawbacks, especially if you prescribe to…"
"You've got a few pounds on me, but not much. I'd probably go 24f/28r as a nice race-able build. 32 would be even more robust. It really depends on how hard you are on equipment and what your local courses are like.…"