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  • I was still always top 10 on mine a couple of years ago

    Likewise, on my singlespeed

  • I was still always top 10 on mine a couple of years ago

    Likewise, on my singlespeed

    Edit - not always, ha

    I hear you though, toyed with just changing to disc fork a few times

  • Think I finished somewhere in the first 1/3 on my genesis day one on my first race. Had the basic tektro mini V's that everyone slags off, coupled with mavic road levers

  • I read he did all of his winter miles on a Pugsley.

  • Some real Movistar action in today's cx at Middelkerke!

    That's the most 'tactical' cx race I've seen. (The men's, the women's was a bit of a damp squib)

  • "Hey Eli, if you can't keep up then you don't deserve to win the series."

  • I wonder if van der Haar would've waited if needed to move Aerts up a position? It looked like he would've, but we'll never know for sure.

  • Absolutely sure he would've given the way he ambled over the hurdles and looked back.

  • GCN commentators thinking Laurens Sweeck was tearing up because he was torn about ripping the legs off teammate Iserbyt when actually his father-in-law died in the last week. :facepalm:

  • Saw someone practicing some drills at the bottom or Hackney Marshes yesterday morning, on here?

  • Sanne back at the front yesterday, showing everyone how to ride the snow. Women's race definitely worth a watch.

  • Looking to replace Midge bars with something else (main problems for me are too short drops and awkward hand "hoods" position). Considering either something more traditional like 16-degree flared bars with "normal" ~120 mm drop, or more radical flared drops like Ritchey Beacon.
    Are big-flare bars useful for racing CX or they are just too wide for this kind of riding? My bike is Tricross Singlecross so any extra leverage for climbing out of the saddle is welcome, but not sure about practicality of such wide bars on CX course.

  • General rule of thumb is 2cm wider than your standard road fit. I've always used the same width across my bikes.

    The drop itself is rarely used in actual cross racing, so the flares a bit pointless imo.

  • Wtf happened in the sprint at 2mins in that video. One rider leaning hard on the other causing them to crash followed by a load of medics attending.

  • I believe it's this crash

    https://www.cxmagazine.com/gva-trofee-es­sen-denuwelaere-stybar-regulated-crash

    Denuwelaere has the curious palmares of being best known for that crash and then this incident

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3eWYQQ4­X0A

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