Building 1st Cross Bike
I have purchased my first cyclocross frame, a Cramerotti Roveretto, and am currently assembling components. Since it is winter here in Idaho, I will probably move the Campy Record stuff from my road bike over to it and ride it on my trainer, but I will try to purchase parts as the winter drags on. I MTB and road bike quite a lot and race both. I weigh 180 pounds and consider my self an aggressive rider.I had a Chorus bottom bracket installed on the Cramerotti and have a Chorus crank, 39/53. I see all the posts about gearing and this seems high, but I was thinking about putting a 13/29 cassette on it. Does this seem like a reasonable idea to all you pros out there? Also I was going to put Chorus or Centaur components on since I already have some. What is your experience with this set up? Any recommendations for hubs and wheel set ups?
Thanks for any help.