"No. I would use the extra pop for a second identical bike. Unless you are sponsored there is no benefit to DA over Ultegra and if you are running 10 speed I wouldn't go above 105 for most. It is going to get shredded ... save…"
"if i can afford the bike, i should be able to afford to replace the drivetrain. i don't live in an area where we get a lot of super heavy muddy races though.
if i lived in portland or seattle, i'd race on a SS for sure. "
"VA has a series as well. Most of our races are small, with 30-40 in the 4 race, 20-30 in the 3/4, 10-20 in Masters, and 5-8 in the 1/2/3. Still competitive just no place to hide in some of the races.
www.vacyclocross.com - schedule is up…"
"We have a great series in NC (http://www.nccyclocross.com/). Last year we had 15 races over ten weekends from mid-October to late January. This includes a weekend of UCI races, the NCGP in Hendersonville. There is another smaller…"
"Pretty much up and down the east coast has stuff. In addition to New England, MAC, and MABRA, NJ has some smaller series and a few UCI events annually. NY has a few bigger races. CT has mostly smaller races. NC has a pretty…"
"There's a New England series that's essentially a pro circuit. Cycle-Smart, Providence, Gloucester. It has amateur races but the point is to be a pro series. They separated from another series due to some UCI BS. That series, while still…"
"Hi, I'm also a west coaster living in New England. I can't speak for the southern east coast, but 'cross is big up here. Massachusetts has the Gloucester GP, Connecticut has the Providence race, those are probably the two…"