|Shimano 540 for cyclocross?||bones|
Feb 5, 2004 8:34 AM
I'm planning on commuting a bit this spring/summer/fall and want to do it on a cross bike. The commute has a bunch of good singletrack on it. I've decided on the Jake the Snake bike.
The options are a shimano 540 bladed wheelset or an ultegra/open pro set. Which would be more appropriate?
Also, double or triple for cross?
|re: Shimano 540 for cyclocross?||dreww|
Feb 5, 2004 8:44 AM
|540's arent bad but nothing special, the ultegras will be lighter, go for a CXP 33 instead of Open pros and increase strength and deeper rims help prevent picking up too much mud. As for lacing try : http://www.stormpages.com/spokeanwheel/lacingcf.htm
Some interesting food for thought, I have used the 1 radial crows foot pattern for years and can honestly say its the best I have ever used, all the benifits of 3x plus stiffness of radial. + looks great too, definately a conversation starter.