Tag archive for ‘crankset’

  • New Product Spotlight: Shimano CX70 Cyclocross Components – Video, Photos

    Shimano unveils their new CX70 cyclocross crankset with 36/46t rings and Hollowtech 2 technology. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Cyclocross Magazine grabbed an exclusive preview of the new Ultegra-level CX70 cyclocross components while at the Raleigh Dealers symposium. The Shimano mini-group includes a front derailleur sized and tuned for the smaller chainrings used in cyclocross and available in a top-pull and bottom-pull cable configuration.

  • Shimano Releases New Cyclocross Components, Refines 105 and Tiagra Component Groups

    Shimano Cyclocross Components

    Shimano sees the growth in cyclocross, and for 2012, is releasing new components to meet the needs of cyclocrossers. While the Ultegra Di2 has long been been rumored, the company isn’t officially releasing details on that group. Instead, there’s some…

  • New Campagnolo Cranks, First Foray into Cyclocross Market

    Campagnolo's CX11 Carbon Crankset. Photo courtesy Campagnolo

    We’d heard rumors a while back about legendary Italian component manufacturer Campagnolo coming out with a gruppo specifically for cyclocross and have seen early photos but had been sworn to secrecy. Now, the first signs “of” that lineup are public in the form of the CX Power-Torque cranksets. Campagnolo purists or mix-and-match fans (see our revolutionary Perfect Cyclocross Shift article in Issue 9 and our popular online article on using Campy shifters with Shimano drivetrains) have another drivetrain component option that allows smaller chainrings. Presumably other components will accompany the crankset shortly, and we’ve already seen info about three cyclocross-specific aluminum clincher wheelsets coming to market soon.

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