Cyclocross brakes and levers
mine are still on too!
I like the option of riding on the flats but still having good stopping power. Some of the tracks i explore in the lakes look ok to start with but then have dodgy unexpected rock sections in and i like to be able to stop quickly whatever position my hands are in. I use them less if the terrain is smoother and flatter like if i'm just riding on the fireroad tracks.
Maybe they're like bar ends or lycra on an MTB… unfashionable but still very functional 🙂Posted 8 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
For proper CX racing then they're unnecessary.
For everything else – cruising along enjoying the view, Three Peaks, round-town riding, they're ace.
My CX bike was built specifically for the Three Peaks, it has the cross top levers and they're very good.
and a shot of the bike out doing what it does best (phone camera, sorry about the quality)
They should never be seen on proper road bikes though, that's a major fashion faux pas! 😉Posted 8 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
"change my calipers for cantis" question no one has asked is how TF are you going to do that then? Or am I missing something?
I think he means he's using most of the parts off his road bike but can't use the calipers and will have to buy a set of cantis to fit the CX. Hence the question about the bar top levers – if he's recabling all the brakes, is it worthwhile sticking a set of bar top levers in there as well.
At least, that's how I understood it…Posted 8 years ago
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