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  1. #1
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    First Cross Build

    Hello All,

    I am a putting to gether the parts for my first cross bike build. I am primarily a road guy but moved from Florida to Brazil. The terain here is quite diffrent (Actual HILLs!). My main ride is along a nice highway here with a good group. When I train locally its a mix of fire road/pavement(not nice pavment) and some rocky trail stuff(not too much). I want to get cross bike together to be able to train on longer climbs locally that are too rough for my road bike. I am about 5'10 230 lb's(104 kg) My road bike is a BMC SLT01 53(like a 54/55 in most other brands)
    The build list

    Items I Need

    Brakes cane creek scx-5
    Brakes Cane Creek Cross Top Brake Levers Black
    BB 2011 FSA Mega Exo BB30 Adapter
    Frame/fork Norcross SP Frameset
    pedals crankbros candysl
    chain kmc
    bartape fizik/gels
    wheels powertap/velocity chucker or dyad /king front hub
    tires 35c kenda smallblock
    tire 23/25c continental trainer tire for power spcific trainer workouts

    I have

    Stem fsa/110
    Bars Fsa/wingpro
    shifter camp chorus
    front der champ chorus 34.9 clamp
    rear der campy chorus
    crank fsa gossamer compact 34/50
    seatpost easton 31.6
    seat alliante black
    cables campy
    cassette veloce 29-13
    Seatbag topeak wedge

    Do you think this is a decent build for my intended use? Any sugestions or other options?

    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Ridley X-fire (Chris King tubies/Rival), Specialized Tarmac (Zipps/Dura-ace)
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    If the road is rough the bearings on the cycle-ops power tap will go bad fast from the dust. I have heard many people complain about that the bearings go bad quick. I have one myself the bearings are not sealed. Go for a chris king rear hub as well. Power data is only so important

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the information. It is pretty dusty but I am still going to use the Powertap. I am a data junkie. I will probably get some spare gearings to have on hand. I did some searching and confirmed that the bearnings in the powertap can be suspect. The new version seems to be better with the 15 mm axle. But I will have spares incase.

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