|My magically levitated Vaya Ti on some gravel goodness.|
I mounted up a pair of 700x40 tires onto my Stan's Notubes 29er Crest wheels and ran 35 psi in the front and 40 psi in my rear tire. The tubeless ride of the tires on my Crest rims was perfect for the fast, semi-technical descents I was riding with my Vaya. I felt completely confident in my ride and wasn't much slower than I was when descending the same hills with my tubeless mtb tire set-up. I'm absolutely positive this will be my tire/wheel choice for the Three Peaks and Iron Cross races. It's a fast, fairly light and durable set-up that should get me to the finishing line without any issues.
|Not only do the LG T-Flex 300 work well, they look pretty nice, too.|
While doing my long ride on Saturday, I ran up a steep hillside to test out my bike shouldering skills for cyclocross run-ups. I noticed immediately how well my Louis Graneau T-Flex 300 shoes performed during the run. The shoes are built with a stiff carbon sole, but the first couple inches of the shoe actually flex to make running off the bike much easier than with a traditional carbon soled shoe. With the toes having the ability to flew, I noticed my heel doesn't come out of the heel pocket and I could run much fast and easier up the run-up. I've raced all of my NUE series races with the T-Flex 300 shoes and couldn't be happier with the shoe for mtb riding also. It is by far the most comfortable high-end shoe I have ever owned and I have tried almost every brand out there. In addition to the shoe being comfortable, it seems to be very durable, too. If you are looking for a perfect shoe to use for singlespeed mtb racing or for cyclocross, I would totally recommend giving these shoes a try. I'm sure you will be as happy with these shoes as I am!
Well, that's it for now, but please tune back in next weekend when I write-up a report about the American Ultra-Cross Series Three Peaks USA race. Now that I have all of my equipment dialed-in for this race, I am totally excited to put it all to the test at a race labeled as America's hardest cyclocross race. I had a great time racing there last year and I'm sure this year will be pretty epic ride also with approximately 10,000 feet of climbing over 51 on and off-road miles of racing.
Happy Trails, Gerry