- CX bike thread…. humor me… .go on… i dare you :)
Bike works a treat 🙂
It’s now assumed the position it’s going to spend most of it’s time.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2heKYo2]2019-09-13_09-51-54[/url] by Steve Weeks, on Flickr
Works like a treat, lovely bike and a credit to the previous owner on here 🙂
I’ve fitted a different wheel and the gears are not quite 100% despite having a fiddle with the adjuster so may need to loosen it off and re-do. It’s only 1-2 gears but it’s the gears i actually want to use on Zwift LOL.
Zwift race doesn’t give a true representation of the event, not sure how so few were in the end results, we had 20 in C LOL. I finished 6th i think but even Zwift companion isn’t showing it… Race started pretty well with a 25 mins warm up at a decent pace, then sat in the lead group until 19 mins in and a couple of Cs were ridiculous, one of them averaging 4.5w/kg LOL… seriously. But they pulled away from us and left a group of 2, me and 1 bloke, we did a lap and a guy we’d dropped caught us at an ideal moment as i’d lost my riding mates wheel by 3s and he towed me back in. 5km to go on the layout it’s a 3-4% drag, i lost their wheel there and didn’t power on for it, i was cooked. Cruised to the end for a result.Posted 4 months ago
My power and performances are FAR from inspiring me at the moment, but all i can do it train, diet and train some more…I’m getting better slowly…. But i’m a chunk away from my best days.
Anything specific i need to know on Tubeless with CX stuff then fellas ?
The tyres currently on are none tubeless, but i can certainly get some before April next year. I’ll likely go Gorilla Tape 😉 Yeah i know i know…
Any pitfalls etc ?
Or would you just get something fairly sturdy but non tubeless and take a couple of tubes ?Posted 4 months ago
As you may have seen, the CX bike has been on a slippery slope of being potentially sold. Due to advice of wisdom on here I’m trying a few things.
Been testing and the seat was about 15mm further back than my usual position using plumb line off the knee. Not everyone uses that, but both my other bikes are set up the same, so we’ll see. Will also decrease the reach and hence the stretch which may help too with the back/neck.
Will measure top tube to give overall reach on both too out of interest and compare to the CX bike.
Of course I get that road bikes and MTB are different so may be different and need getting used to.
We’ll see if the legs play ball tomorrow and allow me a ridePosted 4 months ago
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