Get a tiagra. Lift the plastic ‘hats’ out and stuff with marine grease. Reinsert hats. Replace when noisy / sloppy.
Thanks. I'm proper excited for the Michelin Mud tubs to come on sale also. It says September 2019 so I fully expect them to hit the stores in March.
What's a good tub to go for if they don't come out?
Limus / baby Limus?
Tubs best for when things are real muddy otherwise plenty of tubeless options that are less of a faff
I just tried your 'little hats' tip.
I found it a really useful way to extend the life of a bottom bracket snap the hat off and stab myself in the palm with a screwdriver. Captain cack-handed strikes again!
One tub for as many conditions as possible presumably? I’d go Grifo or Baby Limus. The full Limus is great for really muddy conditions, less so in drier or mixed conditions.
I was gonna have my clinchers for drier days and the tubs for heavy mud. Is that a bad idea?
Makes sense but practically you might find you don't use them that much.
After using the tubeless version I've gone for the Vittoria muds which are pretty versatile. I've been impressed how fast they've been in the dry, andyp's experience in the mud last year was very positive. They are fully latex sealed so you have to use Vittoria's pro mastic which I'll have a go with this week
Pretty sensible idea if you ask me. Limus are great in deep mud but flipping slow otherwise, I'm a big fan of the Baby Limus.
Do you mean the Terreno Wet?
That's the fella
Am I being stupid, Central CX has a shiny new website up but no dates available yet?
try the bcf website
excellent, they are not linked under their BC page but that worked.
Add CCXL to the keyword and there they are all https://tinyurl.com/y5r888p8
Have loaded LCCA & CCXL into a shared Google calendar with entry links and locations - I'm not responsible for any errors (: but do point any out.
Any favoured shoe? Find my current cheap dhb shoes a bit flexy when pedaling, so thinking something stiffer,
What's your budget? I like the Giro Privateers, although my insteps took a pounding in a race last year which involved a 5 minute running section.
Plastic soles are better, carbon soles can be too stiff, especially if you race on courses that require substantial running.
Up to £100, I tend to keep shoes a long time if I like them
I bought some Shimano shoes a while ago, thinking I'd wear them out or get something a bit higher end soon after. I've found them pretty comfortable though and despite a fair amount of cx abuse/touring/walking they're still in good shape.
I think they have a specific CX range out now.
If you don't mind laces the Shimano xc5 seem pretty good if they fit and can be had for around £80
Good forum turnout and performances at Round 2 of the London League at Crystal Palace Park yesterday. Big thanks to Brixton CC for putting on a fantastic race and creating a course that took full advantage of the terrain on offer.
Your performance was pretty good! Sticking it to the old boys!
It was a great course, I found it pretty unforgiving though. Partly because it was so dry...
If it had been wet and messy and muddy that course would have been even more brutal.
Have to laugh, it was my error - got all of 5 minutes into the CX season before being out with a snapped hanger and cracked frame. Hopefully back at Bedfont this weekend on a borrowed bike.
Palace with those up/down/chicanes in slippy mud would have been crazy.
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