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FactoryMatt
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nice! they carry some really rare stuff. impressive.

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FactoryMatt wrote:nice! they carry some really rare stuff. impressive.
Did you go with 42T at the front?


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Im actually on a 40t right now just to flatten the spread in gears a little. I like to run pretty high rpms. When i was using a double chainring i actually ran only a 42/34.

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samarskyrider wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:37 am
FactoryMatt wrote:nice! they carry some really rare stuff. impressive.
Did you go with 42T at the front?


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42T 11-32 on my S-Works Crux

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Did anyone try to run different size tires front/rear? I'm planning to buy a set of Michelin Power Gravel and they come in 33/35/40C versions. My HED ardennes measure 21mm ID.

From what I've seen, CruX has about 47mm clearance between chainstays. I don't know how much 40c will balloon on those rims. Will it makes sense to go for 35C rear and 40C for the front?


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kppolich wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:40 am
FactoryMatt wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:25 pm
beautiful. where did you source the ti spindles? keep an eye on those ball-bearing races :)
I was willing to try these out. Picked up a pair for my Ultegra R8000 pedals as well.
https://titaniumplanet.com/en/products/ ... ength-_4mm
Will be curious to hear your review of them. People tend not to think favourably of the ti upgrade for Dura Ace, so I wonder if these are any different?
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samarskyrider wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:26 am
Did anyone try to run different size tires front/rear? I'm planning to buy a set of Michelin Power Gravel and they come in 33/35/40C versions. My HED ardennes measure 21mm ID.

From what I've seen, CruX has about 47mm clearance between chainstays. I don't know how much 40c will balloon on those rims. Will it makes sense to go for 35C rear and 40C for the front?


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Yes 40c is cutting it close. Just depends on the actual tire. If you ride in mud or your wheel flexes the tire will make contact with the chainstay. You can always use metal strips to protect the frame like i did up above.
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FactoryMatt wrote:
samarskyrider wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:26 am
Did anyone try to run different size tires front/rear? I'm planning to buy a set of Michelin Power Gravel and they come in 33/35/40C versions. My HED ardennes measure 21mm ID.

From what I've seen, CruX has about 47mm clearance between chainstays. I don't know how much 40c will balloon on those rims. Will it makes sense to go for 35C rear and 40C for the front?


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Yes 40c is cutting it close. Just deoends on the actual tire. If you ride in mid or your wheel flexes the tire will make contact with the chainstay. You can always use metal strips to protect the frame like i did uo above.
Thanks for the tip, I'll stick a piece of can once I get the frame


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Any rumors of a new 2022 crux? I bet it will be about 9 grand with sram rival mechanic, but I'm curious.

FactoryMatt
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supposed to be announced mid year

gwerziou
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by gwerziou

I was keenly interested in the Crux as a 'next frameset' option but have switched my focus over to the Factor LS. The $$ in savings is finally almost there. I'd love to see a new Crux. I couldn't see them changing it too much though... Threaded bottom bracket? Increase the BB drop a smidge? Slightly bigger tire clearance?
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gwerziou
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Hey wait, this is mid-year!
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FactoryMatt
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Heh. June july i think.

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Come on. Don't mind the embargo!

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gwerziou
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I hope they move to T47 or such... My current ride seems to have some quality issues with the precision of the press-fit bottom bracket area. After blowing through yet another bottom bracket my interest in a threaded one has greatly increased.
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