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WHo saw it on Tuesday night on Supersport. Awesome!!

 

Zimbawe had 5 riders we South Africa 0

 

Officially unofficially Cyclocross got the nod from CGC last night.

 

We will now be finalising the way forward, venues, and dates.

 

Tentativey we are looking at 22 July, 12 & 25 August.

 

Get ready there are bikes comming in from Stevens, Scott, Specialised and probably Trek.

 

The racing will take the new format of fixed laps, between 30 and 70 min of riding depending on the category.

 

Watch here for more.

 

Contact Lance at Epic Bike Shop regarding cyclocross bikes he has ridden one and is very chuffed. He also has stock or had!! 0217973804. 

 

It also great for a road safety point of veiw as you can take the bikes on and off the pavement when roads are to busy or on the grass sandy verges away from tarffic but still be in your almost road position.

 

let me know again those that are keen to try and what town or city you are in.

 

here or by email info@impressions.co.za 
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Go check Cross Town in Kenilworth, they are a dedicated Cylco Cross shop, they should be able to assist.

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Ti, how can there be a dedicated store for cyclo cross already? Have you guys had it a while already?

 

I would like to try it but they way they fall with the STI levers burried 2 inches into the mud concerns me.

 

 
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I would also like to try. Is the bikes they use very different to a road bike? What is the main difference? I've only seen it once on TV.

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Ti' date=' how can there be a dedicated store for cyclo cross already? Have you guys had it a while already?

 

I would like to try it but they way they fall with the STI levers burried 2 inches into the mud concerns me.

 

 
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These are 2 guys that have recently come over from Germany, the one is an Uber Mechanic and the other is a qualified frame builder, they opened their shop a little while ago and are also doing other bike stuff but their passion is CX, so the timing for them is perfect.

As regards the STI's, that's why no one uses expensive stuff, besides we don't have that sort of mud here anyway.
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I would also like to try. Is the bikes they use very different to a road bike? What is the main difference? I've only seen it once on TV.

 

Phoenix, it's basically the same bike but the brakes are old MTB style cantilever for mud clearance and 28-35mm knobby tyres.

 

 
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Other minor details, like they generally use normal geometry bikes because you need enough space to get your shoulder under the top tube and the angles are a bit different as well.

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Other minor details' date=' like they generally use normal geometry bikes because you need enough space to get your shoulder under the top tube and the angles are a bit different as well.[/quote']

 

Don't know what all of this means Confused.

 

Just tell me, can I do the race with my Merida road, alluminium frame, carbon fork, 105. Just by fitting the right tyres?
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