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Build for my cross bike

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by ire, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Anyone an avid cross racer? I'm building up a carbon Scott frame/fork to race this year and I have the wheels, and should have the frame/fork later summer. I've attached a screen shot of how I'm thinking about building it. One of the top local pros runs 105 components and claim they hold up better than Ultegra or DA because they have bushing in the pulleys, etc instead of sealed bearings.....can anyone validate this? I have 105 on my road bike, so I was thinking about putting DA on it and swapping the 105 to the new cross bike.
     

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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Wrong forum n00b.
     
  3. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    I'm being defiant :busted:
     
  4. James

    James Carbon Porn Star

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    I say keep the Cross stuff in here! It's a better fit!

    I'm in the (very slow) process of building my older S-Works M4 CX frame back up, so I'm kind of in the same boat.
    I went with Ultegra because I had an extra kit (with the 38/48t chainrings to boot!), and because for some reason, I'm not physically able to run anything lower than that. Even though I won't use the bike much, I hate having anything less than the top of the line. It's a curse, a very expensive curse.
    I did talk myself out of gluing up some CX tubulars, for now at least, but I reserve the right to slap them on later. I'll be running some Easton CX wheels with disc hubs, but no discs obviously. Easton fork, bar/stem, some generic carbon post. I managed to score a set of the Euro-X Carbon brakes too, we'll see how they work.

    I'm all for your idea of swapping the 105 onto the CX bike, and putting the DA on the roadie. You don't really need DA on a cross bike unless you ride mostly cross, but I'm willing to bet you'll do a lot more road miles than dirt. Looks like a solid build to me!
     
  5. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Its funny James, I race XC, CX and DH but I spend most of time on my road bike :) I do race road occasionally. As for your wheels, it would be cool to have discs on a cross bike but the UCI doesn't allow it so most frames/forks don't have the tabs. There are a couple of guys up here with the Mountain Cycle cross bike and discs.

    I'm going with tubulars this year after a friend swapped from running Tufo Tubular Clinchers (what I run) to Dugast.....he said it was a night and day difference. I'm trying to make a good run at the cross scene this year, so I'm going to run Dugast tubular tires.
     
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    I think the "no discs" rule is why those wheels never went into production, that and they're a little tanky, but I'm a bit short of clinchers right now, so I'll use what I have. My frame/fork doesn't have disc tabs.

    The Dugasts are great for sure. If I get into it a bit more I'll glue up some tires probably, but for now I can hold steady with clinchers. Don't really want to spend any money on this bike.

    Road bikes are where it's at. I've gone from a DH/DS racer boy, to XC, to a little road, to ROAD ROAD ROAD lately. Cutting back my MTBs, and have waaay too many skinny tire bikes. But I just love it.