Tag archive for ‘derailleur’

  • Reader Mechanical Question: Setting Up a Front Derailleur

    A wonky front derailleur can ruin your race. Make sure yours doesn't stand in your way!

    One of our readers asked, “What’s the best way to set up front dérailleur to get smooth responsive shifting? Any thoughts?” Chris Mayhew, one of our favorite Mechanical Monday participants, had a few thoughts. There are a few things to think…

  • 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: Avoiding The Dreaded DNF

    A bent derailleur is easy to miss but can hurt your race results. © Jason Gardner

    The sad reality is that most catastrophic failures in cross racing result from very simple factors. I have compiled a small list of race ending mechanical problems that could have been avoided with a small dose of precaution and a dash of extra care. These are not all or even the most common mechanical issues in cross racing but these all have two things in common: 1. They can absolutely end your race, giving you a regrettable DNF. 2. They can easily be prevented.



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