The Brakes & Groups
Shimano CX70: If it’s good enough for Nys, it’s good enough for us. Easy to adjust, affordable and powerful. $64.99 per wheel.
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TRP HY/RD: Add hydraulic braking power without needing new levers. It’ll give you most of the benefits of a pure hydraulic brake with less setup hassle, no hose to cut, and nothing to bleed. That said, you have to be careful setting it up, and don’t make the mistake of using that barrel adjuster to adjust for worn pads. $149.99 per wheel.
SRAM Force 22: YAW and 11-speeds, light weight and it doesn’t break the bank (see our review on page 92 of Issue 24).
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Reading the review of the Serac CX in issue 25, I am wondering Serac or KommandoX. Intermediate rider in SF Bay area.
FuelForThoughts how heavy are you? for Bay Area courses, often wider is better if you can fit them. Plus the width helps with burps. Specialized has a new 38c 2Bliss tire.
cyclocross No problem with burps running Vittoria TNT XG on WTB ChrisCross (29r, 25f psi). I am 162 lb. Which Spec’ tire are you thinking of? Only one I could find on their website in 38 is the tracer which looks lie a file tread.
Have you measured the Serac width?
FuelForThoughts cyclocross The Serac seems to be a bit narrower than the Kommando X. But if you’re having good luck with the XGs, probably no huge reason to switch to either tire. Perhaps slightly bigger side knobs…but the next switch probably worth making is only for volume reasons. Maybe Cross Boss when it’s out, or Ritchey Shield next year? https://www.cxmagazine.com/ritchey-shield-wcs-cyclocross-tubeless-tire-zeta-ii-wheels
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