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'nother 12-08-07 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus (Post 5771764)
Those are some crazy bars, anyone have any experience with them?

I have the not-quite-as-extreme Salsa Bell Lap bars. They're nice, I don't know that it's a huge win over normal road bars but it does seem a little easier to slide down into the drops from the tops. Which helps when you're tired and lazy near the end of a race.

truckin 12-09-07 07:30 AM

Great for being in the drops and not hitting your forearms on the tops. I've not found the need, personally, but I know a few guys in NCCX who run them (mostly not as extreme as those).

somnambulant 12-09-07 08:12 AM

Yeah, the Salsa Bell Laps look nice, but having the brifters at an angle like that looks pretty awkward. I run a Campy drivetrain as well, and I think it would be hard to get to the 'thumb-button'.

I run the Ritchey Biomax bars, which I really like for cx. The tops are angled back slightly, and they have a pretty shallow reach/drop. No outward angling on the drops though.

'nother 12-09-07 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by somnambulant (Post 5773830)
Yeah, the Salsa Bell Laps look nice, but having the brifters at an angle like that looks pretty awkward. I run a Campy drivetrain as well, and I think it would be hard to get to the 'thumb-button'.

Bell Lap angle is not nearly as extreme as the one in the bars shown in the photo. I don't know what those are, but I agree it looks pretty extreme and would probably take some getting used to.

truckin 12-10-07 07:40 AM

I'm guessing it's these. You can see a WTB logo on the bar in the picture. Pretty extreme, yeah. On-One makes the Midge, which is more normal to see on 'cross bikes.

comradehoser 12-10-07 08:07 AM

it's the WTB mountain road drop. They are about the same as the midge, except the ends of the drop have been extended.

shimano brifters work great on them, and they are probably the most comfortable and versatile bars I own (can't speak to campy, though). much more so than the ritchey biomax. Haven't tried the salsa bell laps.

Not only do they offer comfort in letting your hand rest a natural angle, but their width makes for awesome leverage in sprinting or crap conditions.

personally I think they look ugly, but who cares, they are the bars that keep on giving. Their flare also protects brifters somewhat when you stack.

dirtyphotons 12-10-07 09:20 AM

second annual bilenky urban cyclocross race. held in a junkyard.

it was even more fun than it looks
http://www.bilenky.com/Cyclocross%20...s/IMG_6887.jpg
http://www.bilenky.com/Cyclocross%20...s/IMG_6848.jpg
http://www.bilenky.com/Cyclocross%20...s/IMG_6837.jpg
http://www.bilenky.com/Cyclocross%20...s/IMG_6879.jpg
http://www.bilenky.com/Cyclocross%20...s/IMG_6883.jpg
http://www.bilenky.com/Cyclocross%20...s/IMG_6893.jpg
http://www.bilenky.com/Cyclocross%20...s/IMG_6898.jpg
http://www.bilenky.com/Cyclocross%20...s/IMG_6901.jpg
http://www.bilenky.com/Cyclocross%20...s/IMG_6911.jpg

congrats to ryand for winning the b race.

cslone 12-10-07 11:07 AM

Ohio Valley Series Finale, a few pics.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...44fcef407f.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...97f64a7b60.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...5c47187b36.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...15d4d8cd43.jpg

truckin 12-10-07 01:09 PM

Hahaha, suckers. It was 75 degrees and brilliantly sunny yesterday for our series finale in NC. The most dangerous thing out there was the dust if you were following someone closely :)

cslone 12-10-07 01:19 PM

75 and sunny for cross? Who's the sucker! :D

truckin 12-10-07 01:22 PM

Hang on, I'm going to post pictures in a minute :)

truckin 12-10-07 01:43 PM

From the final North Carolina Cyclocross Series race yesterday. Shots are of the B race.
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...hOffTheDam.jpg
Coming off the Dam
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...DamnRunup1.jpgDam(n) Runup 1
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...04TopThree.jpgTop Three
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...DamnRunup2.jpgDam(n) Runup 2
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...06Cruising.jpgCruising
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...l/09SuperD.jpgSuper D

75 degrees. It was a beautiful day.

eriksbliss 12-14-07 12:34 PM

Go to www.cyclingnews.com.

Click on "Latest Photos -- All the latest racing pictures" (on the right, last entry in the "Features" column).

Second (or so) race listed is "SoCal Prestige #9" -- click on that.

Check out the first picture (called "This rider goes for the traditional cyclocross dismount!").

Yes, it hurt.

DDYTDY 12-14-07 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eriksbliss (Post 5809095)
Go to www.cyclingnews.com.

Click on "Latest Photos -- All the latest racing pictures" (on the right, last entry in the "Features" column).

Second (or so) race listed is "SoCal Prestige #9" -- click on that.

Check out the first picture (called "This rider goes for the traditional cyclocross dismount!").

Yes, it hurt.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/cross.php...9/mcstb_1_0146

somnambulant 12-14-07 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eriksbliss (Post 5809095)
Go to www.cyclingnews.com.

Click on "Latest Photos -- All the latest racing pictures" (on the right, last entry in the "Features" column).

Second (or so) race listed is "SoCal Prestige #9" -- click on that.

Check out the first picture (called "This rider goes for the traditional cyclocross dismount!").

Yes, it hurt.

hahaha.. well done! :D

truckin 12-14-07 12:54 PM

Wow- did you keep the hands on the bars all the way down? Impressive self-control if so!

EuroJosh 12-17-07 02:27 PM

Reflections of my freshman season in warm dusty Georgia...

"Dude, where's my bike?"
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ueRidge001.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ueRidge002.jpg

Enjoying a long walk on the beach
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...11Macon011.jpg

Running with a perfectly good bike

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ueRidge003.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...ueRidge039.jpg

Sure doubling up is a great idea

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...hlonega037.jpg

ryand 12-17-07 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoshFrank (Post 5825127)

This photo is so full of hurt.

EuroJosh 12-17-07 04:43 PM

Looking at the guy behind us, somebody might have farted!

Mtn Mike 12-17-07 07:18 PM

Portland GP of Cyclocross
 
Me at the Grand Prix of Cyclocross, Portland 12-1 and 12-2 ...These people are nuts. I don't know why anybody rides bikes in Portland.

http://home.comcast.net/~mikesirott/...ndGP2007.1.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~mikesirott/...ndGP2007.2.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~mikesirott/...ndGP2007.3.jpg

p4nh4ndle 12-17-07 08:01 PM

and yet your bike looks sooo clean at the end. I've got to get some photos up of lancaster from two weeks ago, that was some peanut butter mud.

somnambulant 12-18-07 08:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryand (Post 5825311)
This photo is so full of hurt.

My candid world of hurt photo from the end of a race back in October:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2122/...924379bc_o.jpg

ryand 12-18-07 08:54 AM

My world of pain photo, from the first race of the season:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1398/...e9d78489_o.jpg

ryand 12-18-07 09:34 AM

jpearl putting the hurt on:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2277/...a3430476_o.jpg

somnambulant 12-18-07 09:44 AM

ryand: nice gloves. :P


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