Front brake "Stoppie" or "Nose-Wheelie"
Can you do it on your cyclocross?
I'm not talking about your skill level, I'm asking about the power of your canti front brake. Reason I ask is that I have the Avid Shorty 4 on a Tricross Comp and I find I don't have the power in the front brake to do so. Or perhaps the power may be there, but the modulation is not, so that I don't feel at all comfortable bringing up the rear end. Furthermore, to correct a particular bad brake squealing problem, I've had to toe-in the front brake enough that perhaps I'm losing some braking power. By comparison, I have Shimano Deore cantis on my mountain bike and find stoppies a confidence inspiring piece-of-cake.
So what do you think? Is it my brakes/toe-in or is it the geometry/tall skinny tire of a cyclocross bike?
(Come to think of it, I also don't feel comfortable trying regular rear-wheel wheelies on my cyclocross either, which again, are a piece of cake on my mountain bike.)