While everyone is recommended what works well for them, what's the most retarded thing you've bought? 'Cross related of-course?
I'll start. On a whim, I bought this:
Okay, I paid like 25% of it's full price of $160, but still, I have no idea why I did it. The fur sure feels nice, maybe on an animal, but for 'cross? It would be the worst. It'd absorb water, retain dirt, and probably after a while, I'd have butt fur outside my shorts. Nasty.
I can't really say I was really thinking about 'cross when I bought it (maybe it was the 75% off that made me do it), so I could throw it on a commuter or the grocery bike, but ti rails? That's overkill. So maybe it'll have to be part of the Halloween 'cross outfit.
How about my most recent cross purchase, Stan's tubeless rim strips for my sealed rim mavic Ksyriums.......meaning rim strips for wheels that didn't need them and really only needed a little tubeless valve stem.
In short the rim strip made the tires nearly impossible to get on the rim, aaaaaand, horribly hard to seat. No fun.