If you see us lugging around camera gear, come say hello, and look forward to our coverage this weekend from the course.
We're so into Cyclocross that we made this special page for it. Also publish a Tumblr about Suffer Faces.
Matt Haughey post photos of his new Desalvo Cross bike on the Buy Local Cycling site.
The bike is built as local as possible:
- Companies making parts locally in Oregon (DeSalvo frame, Chris King hubs & bottom bracket, Kool-Stop brake pads, Ruckus bashguard)
- American companies making parts in the US (Thomson stem & seatpost, Paul brakes, Selle An-Atomica saddle, Woundup Components Fork, Stans NoTubes rims & sealant)
- American companies making parts internationally (SRAM Force shifters & derailleurs, Salsa components, FSA crankset)
Bike Hugger is a sponsor of Buy Local and Matt is a periodic blogger for us and bro.
The dudes that are good at it have lots of tattoos …
While we recovered from the Mobile Social Worldwide and rode in the Seattle rain, Chris Mahan guest blogged for us at the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships in Portland. He rode a Specialized Tricross Singlecross.
As Rock the Bike said, “Diggin the cyclocross nuttiness.”
Chris told us
the Specialized cross tires hooked up in the mud and the bike felt balanced and quick, but seemed designed more for the road than raceday. It’s too heavy for the barriers and the v-brakes just don’t have enough mud clearance. A parts upgrade – wheels, cranks — would resolve that quickly.
Please tell us that Master Blaster was in the Thunderdome!