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Just finished 2 back-to-back 'cross races on my new 959s and Eggs...(3 posts)

Just finished 2 back-to-back 'cross races on my new 959s and Eggs...SS_MB-7
Oct 27, 2002 11:16 AM
I just finished 2 back-to-back 'cross races (a time trial and a race) on my 959s and Eggs.

For the 3 warm-up laps and TT, I used the 959s but after jamming them up on the TT, I quickly pulled them off and replaced them with my Eggs for the second race.

Perhaps it was a combination of the slick and sticky mud, leaves and the forced dismounts and running, but I had some severe entry/exit issues with the 959s that forced me back to the Eggs for the second race.

The second race consists of 6 laps on the same course as the TT and the Eggs performed flawlessly despite the mud, leaves, etc. For nasty conditions, the Eggs are hands-down the winner followed by ATACs.

Curiously enough, I noticed several other racers with 959s and each was having similar problems. Unfortunately for them, they didn't have the option of swapping pedals.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
re: Just finished 2 back-to-back 'cross races on my new 959s andatpjunkie
Oct 29, 2002 10:38 AM
Shimanos are notorious gunk grabbers. yes eggs and ATACs only way to go.
re: EggsDream plus
Oct 29, 2002 1:08 PM
I had a heck of a time in cross unclicking my left foot with eggbeaters.

There I was, right foot out ahead of my left ready to step off. Hand and weight on the top tube, and it just seemed like I really, REALLY had to think about unclipping before stepping off.

I hate thinking too much and the few times when I forgot about conciuosly deciding to unclip would have been amusing to anyone, if there had been anyone to see it. Just some equestrians riding up and asking " Are you alright?"

Anyway I don't have to think about uclipping with my Shimanos, so I went back. And yes, they do collect more junk.