Category: Cyclocross

Cannondale Ai (Asymmetric Integration) rear wheel alignment

Cannondale Ai (Asymmetric Integration) rear wheel alignment

Cannondale AI. I was looking at the new Cannondale SuperX range of cyclocross bikes and noticed the 2017 Super X were specified with Ai. Reading on I discovered Ai stood for Asymmetric Integration and meant the rear wheel had to be dished 6mm. Along with the 12mm thru axles front and rear this was big […]

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Pacenti Forza road rims announced

Pacenti Forza road rims announced

Pacenti have announced the third generation of their road rims now called Pacenti Forza. The SL23 has had some issues with a narrow brake track and tinking rim joins so I hope the new Pacenti Forza profile and move to a new manufacturer will resolve this and move the rims on to a new level. […]

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DT Swiss RR411 | launch of new rim series

DT Swiss RR411 | launch of new rim series

DT Swiss have announced a new line of light road rims, called the RR411 series. This series is targeted at high end road riders with disc and rim brake options available. The RRP is £69.95 per rim. There is a disc brake version (RR411DB) plus a regular rim brake model (RR411) and asymmetric rim brake […]

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Hope RS4 hubs for road riders released

Hope RS4 hubs for road riders released

Hope RS 4 Hubs | Good news from Hope delivered at Eurobike 2016, they’ve released a specific series of hubs to cater for roadies and road / CX / gravel riders who want to ride a UK manufactured hub but we concerned (disturbed?!) by the noise of a traditional Hope hub. We’re pleased to see […]

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Specialized SCS hubs

Specialized SCS hubs – good news at last!

Specialized SCS hubs If you are the owner of a Specialized Crux, Diverge or Roubaix (and Venge) you may by now be aware of the Specialized SCS wheel system used on these models to improve the chainline by shifting the cassette inboard by 2.5mm. This was developed by Specialized to make sure the gears shifted as […]

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Strada Wheels Review | Cyclocross tubs for Russell G

Strada Wheels Review | Cyclocross tubs for Russell G

A big thank you to the guys at Strada for my Velocity Major Tom cross tubs. I’ve had them a couple of weeks but they had to go in for the tubs, so yesterday saw their first outing at the muddy Wessex League race in Oxford. These are not super expensive wheels compared to many […]

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Chris King Turquoise

Chris King Turquoise – get your order in NOW!

Chris King is releasing a limited edition set of turquoise components available for pre-order starting late August. Orders will be taken from August 28th through November 15th, 2015 and will ship between mid January to end of March 2016. UPDATE – this is now a permanent colour on the Chris King colour list!  

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Strada Wheels Review | Matt C

Strada Wheels Review | Matt C’s Cyclocross wheels

We built a pair of cyclocross wheels for Matt C about a year ago. He is back for another pair and sent in a photo of the year old ones and a review for us at the same time – thanks Matt!   “Major Tom CX Canti’s a year on: After managing to break every […]

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Chris King R45 Disc Thru Axle hubs on the way

Chris King R45 Disc Thru Axle hubs on the way

With road disc standards beginning to settle down now Shimano have laid down some industry “standards” (12 thru front and 142 x12 rear) Chris King have released details of their R45D thru axle options for road and cyclo cross / gravel / adventure cyclists. The good news is that if you have a set of […]

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B-Labs Elliptical Chainrings | 38 or 42T 110 BCD

B-Labs Elliptical Chainrings | 38 or 42T 110 BCD

We have listed the B-Labs elliptical chainring with alternate narrow then wide teeth from Bionicon. Available in 38 or 42 tooth versions it will fit any 110bcd crank. With the increasing popularity of a single ring drivetrain in cyclocross, riders looking to go 1x for 2015-16 can use this chain ring and reduce the weight […]

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