"The othe contributors have offered excellent recommendations! I will only chime in about latex tubes, as I've never had a good long term experience with latex tubes even in the road. They feel great and are lighter, but in 'cross they…"
"Not Stan's (yet), but HED Ardennes has new tubeless ready rim profile and is available with Shimano 11 cassette body on disc hubs. I haven't tried them yet, but look promising. I have the pre- tubeless ready version that works for tubeless…"
"I agree with Chris on the file tread. An all around tread like the Clement MXP, Challenge Grifo, or Vittoria XG is your best bet on the back. You'll appreciate the traction the tread gives you in the "kitty litter" as you put it. For…"
"I have used Shimagnolo, aka Shimergo, extensively, both rapid rise and normal, 8,9, and 10 speed. I now have a bike set up with new 10 speed Veloce levers shifting 8 speed cogs on the rear with "normal" cable routing.…"
"I appreciate the feedback
I've been riding Mavisc Askium which are 18 & 20 spokes I haven't had to true them & this is my second year of cross.
I'm bidding on ebay for a Pair of Mavic Krsyrium SSCs & if that deosn't…"
"I actually still have the Grammo Tubolari wheelset and am currently racing the front wheel on my single speed. I used the rear on and off last season without the need to true it at all, but with testing other wheelsets, I…"
A couple years ago you reviewed Grammo Tubolari CX Tubular wheels. I'm thinking of getting a pair. In the article you mentioned a follow up report.
Do you have any more observations than from your Oct 09 article?
Although I raced tubulars on the road for years, this would be my first set of cross tubulars. I weigh about 205 and tend to be hard on my wheels. I've been riding/racing cross on Mavic Askiums & amvery pleased with them, but looking to make the step up to tubulars
I wonder what the collection would be if I added the question "bikes ever owned". I'd be embarrassed with my list for sure. Fathom a guess of how many that would be? I've got almost 30 years too but fortunately the first 10 were whatever my parents got cheap...