The only upgrades my Major One required were the freewheel and the handlebars (to MTB bars). Now participates regularly in local CX races. Mine cost more than yours too! Parts are high end, longevity is good, details will always need tweaking once bike is posted on forum.
Thanks Joel, so when you changed to flat bars, were you able to keep the brakes or did you have to change them to something else? I will be upgrading the freewheel soon, the gearing is pretty big for me at the moment and I will pretty much be at spew point on my normal commute if I leave it how it is, and as suggested by you guys... brake pads could be a worthwhile upgrade. Still getting used to the drops so I may take the flat bar route as well. Let me know when there are some local CX races Joel... keen to get amongst it and have some fun.
Last edited by EzyLee; 08-04-2011 at 06:22 PM.
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Angry and a bunch of other forum members ride them. Have a width more comparable to MTB bars but with the versatility of a drop bar shape. Thats what I'd look to upgrade to.
I really like woodchippers!
Midges are great, but the size of the drops is way too small for me
+ better hood position (I did like the midge hood position though!)
+ something like 660mm in drops
+ 2 hand positions in drops
+ wide at the top
+ cool flare
If my rims had dimples, I could ride with the lead pack
hopefully they are all talking to one another.
simon @ the vikings club ran a race last year and CORC (?) was talking about springboarding from that into some of their own. i was cc'd on some emails about it.
if anyone knows about more details on CBR races send them to me and ill post them in the dirty deeds blog...
They are different circles so they aren't talking to each other. I pointed them in the direction of the vikings club one that they held at the Velodrome. I know CORC ran one a while ago at Stromlo Forest Park as well. I have been talking to Andy Blair (one of Oz's top XC dudes) and he is keen to hit up some CX with his mates. I will be doing a bit of a reco with him for a spot we have in mind in a few weeks. Hopefully we can make something of it.
If anyone is reading this and knows how to put on an event... please let me know! haha. I have no idea where to begin. I might get in touch with the Vikings as it is within the area of their main rugby club.