Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    301

    Post your 2013/ 14 Season Cross Bike

    With CX Worlds next weekend (watch it live here: Live Streaming Video – 2013 Cyclocross World Championships from Louisville, Kentucky | Cyclocross Magazine – Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos ) it that time of year to think about what you will change on your bike for next season.

    What do you guys have planned? For me it is pretty boring, keep the same bike but build a few sets of (rim brake) tubular wheels.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: toddre's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    2,212
    A few years back I went out to UBI to learn to build frames.... TIGing didn't come easy but started practicing alot, then got diagnosed with cancer, then for other reasons/excuses i never really picked up the torch again... anyhow, my goal is to get welding and have my own cross bike ready for next season... (and if not, probably ride what I have now )

  3. #3
    Team NFI
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,160
    Not racing but the parts I want this year are,

    CXV
    Disc compatible wheel
    New bars
    If you hurt in your efforts and suffer painful dings. Then you are doing it right.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    244
    Retroshift is a step backwards (guess that's why it's called Retroshift!). It's exactly where I like to put my hands, which you might say is the whole point, but I want to feel smooth brake lever, not that fugly thing, under my hands.

    Same ride as this year, going to keep the peace with my wife for a change

    DSC04410

    But this is what I want

    20120829-152846
    Last edited by mudrock; 01-30-2013 at 07:27 PM.

  5. #5
    Team NFI
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    5,160
    Quote Originally Posted by mudrock View Post
    Retroshift is a step backwards (guess that's why it's called Retroshift!). It's exactly where I like to put my hands, which you might say is the whole point, but I want to feel smooth brake lever, not that fugly thing, under my hands.
    Maybe you don't like the concept. But plenty of others do like this upgrade of the Dirt Shifter and Kelly Take Off. Reality is it means squat whether you use Sram Red or Retroshift in the end as it really comes down to stupid online arguments about my view of shifting is better then yours.
    If you hurt in your efforts and suffer painful dings. Then you are doing it right.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    244
    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Maybe you don't like the concept. But plenty of others do ...
    Sorry, should keep my snark to myself. First time you do a faceplant, tho, good luck getting the crap outta those things!

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    301

    Lemond Poprad Disc

    Not my main CX bike (which I am not changing this year)

    I thought I would attach some pics of my newly built '08 Lemond Poprad Disc, in full gravel grinder mode.

    Just the frame was stock. Here is the menagerie of franken-parts that I am currently running:

    • Kona Project 2 Rigid Fork
    • Tower of spacers to get the bars to saddle height
    • Shimano 105 brifters
    • Shimano 105 standard triple crankset 53/39/30
    • Shimano Tiagra Triple Front Derailleur
    • Shimano SLX RD-M662 Rear Derailleur
    • Avid BB-7 Road disc brakes
    • SRAM PG-990 11-34 9-Speed Cassette
    • Salsa Woodchipper bars
    • Kenda REDLINE Kross Supreme Tires 700 X 35C
    • Velocity A23 rims w/ SRAM 9.0 Disc hubs


    I love the True Temper OX Platinum frame, it rides so nicely for a clyde like me (6'-4" & 220 lbs). The overall build is not lightweight (mainly due the front fork and wheelset), although I haven't weighed it; just know it is pounds heavier than my Cannondale CAAD9 cyclocross bike. But this is the most fun bike I have for gravel, general urban riding, and light singletrack. It also makes for a cyclocross "pit" bike for the few races that I do per year.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post your 2013/ 14 Season Cross Bike-img_4135-left.jpg  

    Post your 2013/ 14 Season Cross Bike-img_4136-top.jpg  

    Post your 2013/ 14 Season Cross Bike-img_4137.jpg  

    Post your 2013/ 14 Season Cross Bike-img_4138.jpg  

    Post your 2013/ 14 Season Cross Bike-img_4141-bb.jpg  


  8. #8
    The Brutally Handsome
    Reputation: Sizzler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,182
    Sweet Lemond, I really like those! How do you like the woodchippers?

    I woke my cross bike out of hibernation last weekend, all the bearings were frozen and the pads worn to nubs, but I got it all cleaned up and working again.

    Anybody else starting to ride again now that spring is on the way?

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    301
    Thanks. The Woodchippers are OK good for single track - I would stick with the Cowbells though in retrospect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzler View Post
    Sweet Lemond, I really like those! How do you like the woodchippers?

    I woke my cross bike out of hibernation last weekend, all the bearings were frozen and the pads worn to nubs, but I got it all cleaned up and working again.

    Anybody else starting to ride again now that spring is on the way?

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    13
    Quote Originally Posted by mudrock View Post
    But this is what I want
    If money was no object I would have a Cielo Cross Racer Disc as well. Love the Le Man Aston Martin colour scheme this year.

    Question about the 2013/14 season bike ranges. When do the manufacturers release their bikes for the new season? I see Ridley are releasing the new X-Night in June. Will other manufacturers do the same?

  11. #11
    Twin Six METAL Team
    Reputation: chrisgardner73's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    620
    Just picked up my son's new CX bike tonight! He got a 2013 Specialized CruX Elite, and he's looking forward to the first ride tomorrow night!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Post your 2013/ 14 Season Cross Bike-228827_10201178295726357_630829876_n.jpg  


  12. #12
    Did I catch a niner?
    Reputation: Mr Pink57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,411
     photo IMG_0434_zps6a476f9b.jpg
    Mr. Krabs: Is it true, Squidward? Is it hilarious?
    https://www.dollarshaveclub.com/ref/...A0CC/s/tx/cx/1

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: AlexCuse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    934

    Re: Post your 2013/ 14 Season Cross Bike

    Nice shifters Sweet frame too!

    Probably race mine just like this come fall.

    Not even sure I'll go back to 2x10 for summer road rides to be honest. May put on the 42t chainring I scored in the trade for those shifters though.
    Last edited by AlexCuse; 03-21-2013 at 09:40 PM.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •