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My Bike Setup for Cedar Cross and Dirty Kanza

Okay, so I just got done cleaning my bike up and getting it ready for tomorrow’s Cedar Cross (It’s TOMORROW!!!!).  If all goes well tomorrow, this will also be my bike setup for the Dirty Kanza 200 on June 2nd.  Here are the deets…

Frame: 2008 Specialized Tricross Singlecross.  Why am I riding a singlespeed?  Is it because I’m a badass?  Of course!  Actually, it’s because I can’t afford a cross bike with gears, and I got a great deal on this bike.  Gears would probably increase my odds of finishing both races, but I’m really starting to love this bike more and more every time I ride it.

Tires: Specialized Borough XC 700 x 45c

Bars: Salsa Bell Lap Drop Bars

Other: Stock wheels, stock chain, stock cranks, stock saddle (although I’d love to have a Brooks B-17 leather saddle), stock brakes, and stock pretty much anything else you can think of.

Storage: Revelate Designs Tangle Bag, Revelate Designs Mountain Feedbag, Minoura Double Water Bottle Cage Holder, Backcountry Research Awesome Strap-Race

With this setup, I’ll be able to carry roughly 160 ounces of water, plenty of food, and all the necessary tools, tubes, patch kits, etc.  And the best part is, I won’t have to wear a hot, sweaty backpack.

Although I haven’t named this bike yet, here she is in all of her glory:

cylcocross bike setup for Dirty Kanza and Cedar Cross

After the Cedar Cross, I’ll let you know how it goes, and I’ll let you know if I decide to change anything.  But as of now, I think this rig will work just fine.

So, what are you going to be riding?

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