Friday, June 4, 2010

Cross Season Already?


A few of the boys came out last night for a pre-Black Fly shakedown. If that doesn't get you thinking about CX season, nothing will. We bombed around the Canal Path, Green Lakes and Poolsbrook. Great riding, great teammates, happy to be on the CX rig.

After a few seasons on the Ridley's, I think I'm ready for a change. I've been scouring the internet in my free time looking for any preliminary info on the 2011 bikes. Last season I was certain I wanted a carbon Stevens, but having put a decent dig in my carbon road bike I started thinking maybe I should just go with something more durable. It looks like the new Redline Team's could be pretty sweet. The details are still a little sketchy, but it sounds like they will have carbon seat stays much like my Ridley's. I know that I want something with a lower BB than my Ridley's since sometimes I feel like I'm riding a unicycle. Of course then I found this today during lunch . . .

http://cyclingreporter.com/2010/06/03/van-dessel-rolls-out-carbon-cyclocross-bike/

That might be a game changer. The Gin and Trombones is already on the short list, but the Full Tilt Boogie might be the answer for carbon and durability. I might need to get to selling some stuff on e-bay to afford two frames, but where there's a will . . .

In any event, they won't be available until August, so I have plenty of time to ponder my future frames. Suggestions are welcome.

3 comments:

Drummroll said...

Will it play tube steak boogie by ZZ Top when you pass Bob?

Opieos said...

You could always collect bottles and cans on those 3 hour training rides. Think of the benefits all the way around....... practice on dismounts and remounts, run to the can or bottle, extra weight to carry up hill and money when you cash them in!!!!

Skinny Phil said...

I like where your heads at Opieos.