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help have to use CXbike 4 road season(4 posts)

help have to use CXbike 4 road seasoncubswin
Jan 28, 2002 12:39 PM
i have a 1999 trek XO1 that is all stock rsx 8speed,rolf wheels.ive put on road tiresand my speedplay pedals,but what else should i change without spending my bank acount
Jan 28, 2002 2:33 PM
maybe different cassette and/or rings, depending on your gearing needs
re: help have to use CXbike 4 road seasoncptnpwdr
Jan 28, 2002 6:51 PM
a bigger outer chainring--like a 50 or 52...and bottlecages!(ha ha)
More infomuncher
Jan 29, 2002 6:16 AM
I don't know the spec of your bike, but when using my Campy Racing Triple on the road, the thing I miss is the larger ring (my top is a 50, giving 50/12 top combo), so as the other posters have suggested, you may want to go up on the ring size, sepending on your speed/style of riding. Otherwise, depending on your fit/geo, you may want to consider a longer/lower stem, to give you a bit of aerodynamics, or if you don't want to do that, you could try a pair of add-on aero bars if you fancy - even the "minis" like the Spinachis make a nice difference to your tuck position, and can be had cheaply ( for example has them cheap at the moment).

Other than that, I find my CX fine for training on the road, if not as fast/comfortable over longer rides as my roadie, so I wouldn't worry too much.