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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 11-10-02, 06:32 PM   #1
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Simple Question...

I've been reading about cyclocross and sounds like alot of fun. There is a cyclocross race next weekend about a hour away, probably go down and take my son to go watch it. Only thing I'm a bit conrfused on is how is cyclocross pronounced? Cycl I understand and Cross but how do you pronounce the o, silent long...

Okie one more question, I like campy (I don't want to start a debate here), I realize I could change the larger chainring on a campy crank, but would it be possible to use a tru-vativ or other crankset with campy components? This would be on campy 9sp.

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Old 11-10-02, 09:43 PM   #2
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Hi Kev.
Question 1: cyclo-cross
Question 2: I belive the bolt hole pattern for the Campy is different from your crank arm, so therefore incompatible. Good luck.Zach
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most cranks use shimano's bolt pattern (130mm, I think). Campy rings are 135mm so they are incompatible.
Also, Campy uses a square tapered spindle bb and most are Shimano splined or square-tapered (not Campy compatible) spindle.
Some offer Campy compatible cranks like FSA. Otherwise you have to change the bb along with the crank if you want to go aftermarket.
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I know I have a FSA campy compatible crank on my one road bike, had to change the BB to a ISIS. Bad move I decided since i had extra crank i should get another bike hehe now have 2 road bikes

Will a let's say a Shimano Crankset work on a campy drivetrain?
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any crankset will work with Campy or Shimano drivetrain
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Thanx for the help!!! So many things to learn about bikes I love it
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