Saturday, October 3, 2009

All Crossed Up!

I've been wicked busy getting my new Cyclocross site, and accompanying blog up and running. Come check out the CycloCross Build blog!

Rather than reposting the slew of articles I have over there, here are some highlights from September. Come visit the 'cross site, check out the Forum and Profile pages, and if you want the best cyclocross training plan in the business, we've got you covered.

Stormin' Outta September - Article Highlights:

Another Reason Campy Kicks Ass for Cyclocross
In my mind, Campagnolo has one decided advantage in their integrated shift levers: it’s all in the brake release button mounted in the shifter. On road bikes, Campy has this functionality on the actual lever while SRAM and Shimano have a release on the actual brake calipers. However, cyclocross cantilever brakes don’t have a loosening function... [read more]

Back In the Ring for 2009: Battle at Barlow
Ding-Ding… It’s Round 1 of (my personal) 2009 Race Action.
I really tried to make excuses and had such a hard time pulling the trigger to just get out there and race already. It’s been over a month since road season, I’m still feeling a little mentally fried from life/work/etc., I haven’t been riding much and have been stressed out... [read more]

Going Tubeless for Cyclocross!
Tubeless tires, long a fixture in the mountain bike scene both with the UST tubeless systems and the Stan’s conversion kits that makes any clincher tire and rim into a lightweight tubeless setup, has more recently been all the buzz among roadies and cyclocrossers. The main advantage for cyclocross, like mountain biking, is that a tubeless setup will allow you to run lower pressure without... [read more]

Cross Vegas: When the Chips Are Down…
There’s something surreal about cyclocross in Vegas. It could be the pin-up models and the Elvis impersonators working the crowd… or the atypical for ‘cross hot n’ dry weather.
But, thanks to a large purse and its connection with the big Interbike industry show/extravaganza/party, the field is just getting better. Katerina Nash, a Czech national who [read more]

Photo Courtesy Oregon Cycling Action

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