Tag archive for ‘cables’

  • Reader Mechanical Question: Cleaning Shifters

    Brubaker's Di2-equipped Speedvagen-© Josh Liberles

    If you’re anything like us, you’ve been hitting gravel grinders and getting muddy on your ’cross bike even though it’s the offseason. However, all that gunk might be fun to play in, but it can be hell on your shifters….

  • Improving and Upgrading Your Rim Brakes for Cyclocross: Reader Mechanical Question

    Niels Albert's uses the TRP Revo-X carbon low-profile cantilever brakes to stop his Colnago Cross Prestige. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Your question: I’m not ready to go to disc brakes, but I want to improve my braking. Are there any upgrades or changes I can make? Answered by Drew Hager Without knowing what exactly you are experiencing with these brakes,…

  • Mechanical Monday: Shift and Brake Cables and Housing, Demystified

    Working with cables might seem daunting but the experts are willing to share their secrets. Jason Gardner

    by Jason Gardner If you imagine your bike’s cable housing to be like a set tunnels, then imagine an army of little people running back and forth delivering the messages from your shifters and brake levers to their appropriate derailleurs…

  • Cyclocross Gift Idea and Review: Gore Ultra Light Sealed Low Friction Shift Cable Kit

    Gore adds an ultralight version of its RideOn Sealed Low Friction derailleur cable set. © Cyclocross Magazine

    The holidays are a perfect time to celebrate the gift of cyclocross, and what better way to whoop it up than to share some last-minute ’cross love with others? Give a teammate a must-have tool (that you can borrow), introduce…

  • Mechanical Mondays: Upgrade Your Bike For Under $100

    bike shop

    It’s that time of year again: time to pull your cyclocross bike out of storage, take a good, long look at it and think, “Well, now what does it need?” Because we’re bike racers. And our bikes always need something, preferably something shiny and new. However, if you’re on a strict bike budget, there are some sneaky ways to upgrade or update your bike for the season, there’s an easy solution: accessories. (And yes, we realize that this piece reads like a fashion magazine article on making that Little Black Dress look brand-new by simply adding new jewelry or shoes.) Still, if you’ve been racing on — or just bought — a stock bike, we have some suggestions for how to dress it up so it stands out in the field (hopefully because you snagged the hole shot.)

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