|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.
|re: Just finished 2 back-to-back 'cross races on my new 959s and||atpjunkie|
Oct 29, 2002 10:38 AM
|Shimanos are notorious gunk grabbers. yes eggs and ATACs only way to go.|
|re: Eggs||Dream 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.