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Pedal stack height

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ohio Farmer Aug 26, 2010. 8 Replies

Hi,I'm trying to set up cross bike up as close to my road bike as possible, at least for saddle height.The Time ATAC pedals and cleats combined with Specialized Comp MTB shoes have a much higher…Continue

Tags: cross, road, height, saddle, setup

Recovery Problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Kirk Dec 30, 2009. 6 Replies

This doesn't specifically apply to cross but I figure there are some knowledgeable people on here.I seem to be having trouble recovering the last few days. I pretty much took a break from training…Continue

Tags: muscles, recovery

Brake pads/blocks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Kirk Dec 17, 2009. 4 Replies

I asked this on bike radar and didn't get a single response. Guess no-one racing cross reads that site....Need some new brake pads for my cross bike. I'm using post-mount Canti's. I've beenusing the…Continue

Tags: swissstop, blocks, pads, brake, brakes

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A group for those in the UK who are also here.The website link is not mine but is a focus for UK cyclocross.See More
Feb 13, 2014
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Oct 21, 2013
Steve Kirk replied to Charley Howarth's discussion Beginner - Training Advice
"I also recommend intervals - I've started doing intervals too and found some boost from this. I'm doing 1 minute on, 2 minutes off to start with for 30 minutes as part of a longer ride. The one minute one should be as hard as you can go in…"
Sep 25, 2010
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Sep 25, 2010
Ohio Farmer replied to Steve Kirk's discussion Pedal stack height
"get someone to measure the "flex" or bend in your knee on your road bike and transfer that to your cross bike. That might be a good starting point for your cross bike. But your cross bike set up should not be exactly the same, at least in…"
Aug 26, 2010
MM replied to Steve Kirk's discussion Pedal stack height
"http://www.cycle-smart.com/articles/find.php?search=31 Here's the word from a pro...Adam Myerson, if you're curious..."
Aug 26, 2010
Paul replied to Steve Kirk's discussion Pedal stack height
"I finally got my cross bike professionally fit a couple weeks ago. I'm very glad I had it done since I had it more like my road bike in the past. An article from today's Velonews summarizes the primary…"
Aug 26, 2010
MM replied to Steve Kirk's discussion Pedal stack height
"Ideally, your cross bike should be a bit smaller than your road unit. The statement that you can run your seat a cm or two lower without damaging yourself is possibly the dumbest thing I've heard today. Sure, maybe 5mm lower or so is fine, but…"
Aug 24, 2010
barry davies replied to Steve Kirk's discussion Pedal stack height
"your leg length and arm length and body length is the same whether on a road bike or a cross bike, its impossible to set it up like your road bike because the cross frame geometry is not the same. start by setting the front of your saddle 1/2 inch…"
Aug 22, 2010
Chris Mayhew replied to Steve Kirk's discussion Pedal stack height
"i'd leave it alone. you want a slightly shorter saddle on the 'cross bike. http://www.cycle-smart.com/articles/find.php?search=31 moreover, saddle height is a range, not an exact number. see here for more on that, specifically post…"
Aug 22, 2010
Mr. President replied to Steve Kirk's discussion Pedal stack height
"maybe in a bit more specific terms, setting up your cross bike like your road bike seems like a good idea, but you do not ride your road bike like a cross bike. Terrain and jumping on and off. Look to go a cm or two lower on saddle height and maybe…"
Aug 22, 2010
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Pedal stack height

Hi,I'm trying to set up cross bike up as close to my road bike as possible, at least for saddle height.The Time ATAC pedals and cleats combined with Specialized Comp MTB shoes have a much higher stack hight that the Look Keo pedals and cleats I use on the road. Does anybody have any idea what the difference actually is? My saddle clearly needs to be quite a bit higher on the cross bike to achieve the same position as the road.Cheers,SteveSee More
Aug 22, 2010
Steve Kirk replied to David Mackintosh's discussion Tubeless recommendation for Velocity A23 rims?
"It shouldn't really matter what it says on the tire sidewall, there should be a measuring device that slots over tire. If it fits, you're good to go, if not you have to go change tires. At least, that's what's supposed to…"
Aug 13, 2010
Steve Kirk replied to Beth's discussion Clincher tire question
"Surely you'd only paint the sidewalls?"
Mar 25, 2010
Steve Kirk replied to Eric Dean's discussion Cranksets
"Have them on my road bike - no worries at all. Can't see what could be wrong with them except weight. That said, they were good enough for Cancellara at the tour a couple of years ago.... Cheers, Steve"
Mar 8, 2010

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Favorite thing about cyclocross:
The buzz!
How long have you been racing cyclocross?
Third season
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weekend warrior

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