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Cyclocross Specific Partssuperdreadnought
Jan 22, 2004 6:03 AM
What kind of CX specific parts are out there? Wheels? Handlebars?

This most likely be an urban legend, is there such a thing as CX bar tape?
Two sourcespitt83
Jan 22, 2004 6:53 AM
1.) www.bikeman.com has a cross specific section.

2.) www.cyclocrossworld.com has many components and items available.

Some parts you'd think would be highly CX specific don't really exist like rims (I can only think of Salsa delgado). Some of these are reconfigured regluar road items (cranksets come with already installed with 48/39 rings)

You can really build with what you like; very few rules. If you can make it work together, it's acceptable (except for spinergy wheels or disc brakes according to UCI).

Bar Tape, nah. Real CX racers use adhesive 120 grit sandpaper and no gloves!
re: Cyclocross Specific Partsflyweight
Jan 22, 2004 8:37 AM
Stella Azzura make a cross specific bar tape. I've tried it and didn't find it all that different from most other padded tapes. Personally, I prefer the Cinelli gel tape.
re: Cyclocross Specific Partslaffeaux
Jan 22, 2004 10:03 AM
Bontrager makes a CX specific bar. However, the only thing different about it than a standard road bar is that it is designed to be used with MTB stems, which come in more rise options.
re: Cyclocross Specific Partsatpjunkie
Jan 22, 2004 11:57 AM
don't forget Salsa. They make bars, brake levers etc..besides the DelGado rims.
Tapemr_e
Jan 23, 2004 10:07 AM
Off the Front offers a cross tape with more grip. It is horrible stuff to wrap though, it overlaps poorly and doesn't strech enough to go on without massive wrinkles. I just switched to cloth tape myself. ODI offered a rubber sticky tape that I found an old box of in the back of our shop. Trying that on a bike- we'll see how it works...