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    So, is racing cross (never raced cross myself) on a SS more or less of a factor than in the mtb world. In other words, is it less of a big deal with regards to fitness and being able to compete with the geared guys?

    I know the climbing around here tends to be less in a CX race than an mtb race.

    Ideas?

    Also, are disc brakes allowed in all CX races now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydbyk View Post
    So, is racing cross (never raced cross myself) on a SS more or less of a factor than in the mtb world. In other words, is it less of a big deal with regards to fitness and being able to compete with the geared guys?

    I know the climbing around here tends to be less in a CX race than an mtb race.

    Ideas?

    Also, are disc brakes allowed in all CX races now?
    I am a relatively novice racer with just one season under my belt but my impression is that running SS is not much of a disadvantage depending on the course. We had 2 weeknight race series here in town and one of the courses was flat with relatively few obstacles. There, running a SS was much tougher because the boys and girls with gears could plow you on the straights. The other course was a bit more technical with more off camber, more tight turns and a little bit of single track. There, running a SS was much less of a disadvantage, in fact some people ran better on SS than geared. From my limited experience the climbs tend to be short and steep so as long as you can muscle up them or run up them you will be fine

    Discs have been allowed in all the races except the UCI races. Recently, however, that ban has been lifted and are now legal in the UCI races.

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    Giant image of a SS disc crux with hydraulic brakes and a flat bar:

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMCAT View Post
    How does the surly chain tensioner funtion ?? I'm thinking of turning my multi speed cx into a single speed...thx
    Never saw your post. The singular works great. best tensioner I have ever used!
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    What model/make is that orange bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by erol/frost View Post
    What model/make is that orange bike?
    That is a Raleigh Furly. if you look a little down the cyclocross page he did a nice write with pics. After reading it i ordered one, should be here mid week. here is a link to raleigh
    Raleigh Bicycles Furley

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    Quote Originally Posted by PitchCrew View Post
    That is a Raleigh Furly. if you look a little down the cyclocross page he did a nice write with pics. After reading it i ordered one, should be here mid week. here is a link to raleigh
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    Wow, what a cool bike in black. Looks like a sensible year round training/gravel path bike especially with discs. From where did you order yours from if you don`t mind me asking? Currently I have a Miyata Triplecross which don`t really cut it anymore for a number of reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erol/frost View Post
    Wow, what a cool bike in black. Looks like a sensible year round training/gravel path bike especially with discs. From where did you order yours from if you don`t mind me asking? Currently I have a Miyata Triplecross which don`t really cut it anymore for a number of reasons.
    ya, i really like the black. i probably would have ordered that if it was an option when i ordered the orange one. i do like the orange though, and i didn't have an orange bike in the quiver so it fits nicely.

    it is a nice training/gravel/commuter that's for sure. i ordered the orange one at a LBS that sells raleigh. not sure where the black one came from.

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    What is your three speed setup? I wouldn't mind two more gears myself, for the hills.


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    But it's actually a three speed. Tringlespeed? No derailers, though.

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    Another NB Zona

    Finally finished my Nature Boy about a month ago and I absolutely love it. The Brooks wasn't quite right for me on this bike, so I switched it to a Selle Italia something or other. A few changes to make at some point, but I'm enjoying it.
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    Supposedly going to race cross this season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratatosk View Post
    Finally finished my Nature Boy about a month ago and I absolutely love it. The Brooks wasn't quite right for me on this bike, so I switched it to a Selle Italia something or other. A few changes to make at some point, but I'm enjoying it.
    Paul Mini-Motos and hubs? Baller, my friend.
    I never got on well with the big ol' B17. I find the narrower Professional or Swift fits me better.
    However, I'm putting a cheap saddle on mine for 'cross season- just not willing to risk a Ti railled Swift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Paul Mini-Motos and hubs? Baller, my friend.
    I never got on well with the big ol' B17. I find the narrower Professional or Swift fits me better.
    However, I'm putting a cheap saddle on mine for 'cross season- just not willing to risk a Ti railled Swift!

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    Heh, yep I got a pretty good deal on the hubs, but bought the MiniMoto's right after they came out, which was a bit painful at full price... however, I do like them and they fit the classy look of the frame nicely. It took me about six months to buy all the parts, it was well worth it though.

    I've tried to use the B17 on several bikes and have been disappointed that it hasn't worked out. I bought the mens one on the advice from other ladies, after having horrible luck with their women's saddles, but it's still too wide (although better). The saddle I have on the nature boy now is a narrower women's one and is much more comfortable

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    What gear ratio are you all running? I'm considering a SS build and not sure what to start with. I already have a 20t ENO freewheel off another bike I'm not using, suggestions for front? Thanks for any info!

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    Well, I'm using a 42x16 right now, but will probably put a 17 or 18t on for the season. I'm moving, so I want to get a feel for the courses before I decide.
    42x18 is kind of classic CX gearing. To get an equivalent gear, you'll need a 46t ring. However, look at what the 1 speed guys in your local races are running. If the courses where you are are really fast, with little sand, mud, or climbs, you might want to gear up. Conversely, if they're technical courses, you might go down a bit.

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    My Crosscheck, 39x18 right now. Thinking about bumping to a 42 up front...planning on using it at the weekly cx race series coming up soon.

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    My offering. I built the frame in my buddy's shop, and pieced it together with **** I had laying around, hence the bastard title. It's a blast to ride. Super fast and smooth as a prom queen's thighs. Experimenting with the flat bars right now. Really liking it.



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