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    What are you upgrading on your cross bike this off season?

    I am changing to a single ring in the front and building a new tubular wheelset.

    I am using the new wider aluminum rim, "the major tom" from velocity. How about you?

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    Hopefully, the engine.

    I'm actually thinking of selling my Cannondale frame and building my Poprad as my primary racer with the Easton EC90X fork from the Cannondale. Not sure that's an upgrade.
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    -Changed coaches.
    -Changed teams.
    -Selling the B bike, getting an identical Norcross. The geometry diff between my two bikes was really annoying, enough for me to double think changing bikes.
    -Going from single ring to a 39/44 setup.
    -Changing to Sram Force, may be Red. I doubt that I can afford two Red groups, but cross season is way off; one can hope =)

    Pretty much dumping all road stuff and concentrating on cross, fully. Next season, each bike will have an identical setup.
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    Switching to a single ring, shimergo set up. If I can raise enough cash I may buy a Soma Doublecross frameset to gain a bit of standover since the Jamis is really tall. Otherwise I'm planning on getting some more training in (and keeping at it through the season!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    Hopefully, the engine.
    I hope for the same.

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    New fork, maybe another set of tubulars.
    Time to Ride...

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    Going to Egg Beaters from SPD pedals (one ride in the snow sealed this decision). With Natz in Madison in Jan. and CX series here expected to stretch the 2011 sked into Dec. it seems like a good bet we'll have snow on the ground at some point this season.

    Also purchased some carbon wheels for my wife, but since we race at different times I'm sure they'll end up on my bike as well! (We both run 27X12s so it's plug-and-play)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    I hope for the same.
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    New frame. I going from a 2000 Kona Jake the Snake w/ Ritchy WCS carbon fork, to a Van Dessel Gin & Trombones. The Kona had 2010 SRAM Force components which will transfer to the G&T. The one exception is the crankset because the G&T takes a BB30.

    Also plan to take on of my Reynolds carbon tubular wheelsets and glue 'cross tires on it this Fall.

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    maybe changing front rings to 42/36 setup. I'm at a 46/36 setup now, and that's too big.
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    I'm hoping to do a bunch of touring this fall and probably won't have any money left for equipment upgrades. But I should get some really fun riding in!

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    I'm hoping to upgrade my road drive train from 8spd friction(it's quite the franken' bike but shifts well) to 10 spd sti, if I have enough money left over after that I want to get a new frame for my cross bike. Gonna ditch the 1990 Volpe and get a Chili con Crosso from Salsa.
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    -switching to a double -- 46/36 -- from my triple 50/39/30
    -Running FMBs
    -Not an upgrade but the headset is toast so i'll probably just swap it.

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    Nobody working on their 2nd clean bike hand off?

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    As of this Saturday, I've got three CX bikes and two more that have been used in CX races. I could have a clean bike every lap without even having a helper in the pit.

    I'm planning to drop 20 pounds off the engine. That was my plan last year too, and I ended up gaining 10 instead.

    Thew new (to me) bike is a scandium-frame Major Jake with a 105 drivetrain. I'll probably stick with that. It's got a 50-38 Truvativ Rouleur crank right now. I'm not sure yet if I'll keep that and run it 1x10 or swap in the 46-36 Gossamer crank from my old Jake. I've even toyed with the idea of converting the Gossamer triple that's on my Cross Check to a 39-26 double with a bashguard for hilly courses.

    I think this is going to be the year that I take the plunge and move to tubulars. I'll be looking for a light but strong wheelset for around $400.

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    Frame (Nashbar X to Soma Double Cross, probably).
    Headset.
    Handlebars.
    Drivetrain - 8-speed with bar-end to 9-speed STI.

    That should just about do it.

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    XTR pedals
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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