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a christian cyclist who loves light and good bicycles.

Hyperbar, 750mm <95g

Extralite finally made a new MTB handlebar. Their old is pretty slim and only for 25,4 stems. So now a new Hyperbar in three widths and types:

5mm up or 5mm drop:

Available in widths of 650, 700 and 750mm. Can be shortened to 550mm (why?)

The lightest, Hyperbar UL is 93g in 750mm

Middle is regular Hyperbar, 102g in 750mm (187,5€ at R2-bike)

and then there is Hyperbar BEC (for barends),106g in 750mm.

Lighter than Tune Türnstange but as good?

More info here: Extralite

Wilier or Guerciotti CX? or same-same?

The good thing buying a bike from a good bike company is that there isn’t any other brands with the same frame. It’s not like you find a Specialized Tarmac with for example Fuji on, if you find a frame looking the same it’s a unlegal copy.

But with smaller companies just buying a frame and puts their sticker on you can find copies. Here we have a girl riding a Wilier CX last sunday in Valkenburg:

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But she isn’t alone riding that frame, Sophie de Boer and some others are riding Guerciotti Lembeek which to me seems to be the same frame:

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Has Wilier just got the same frame as the CX company Guerciotti or is it opposite?

Yellow+Orange

First comes yellow, a colour that Marianne Vos, Marijn de Vries and many others show and talk about. A big project to engage more women in cycling and to enjoy bikeriding. Had a secret twitter ride from the fair in Utrecht that looked like this:

Check the hashtag #weownyellow for more information. Can it be spread outside the Netherlands and U.K.?

Except that I really don’t know what to tweet about at the moment so sharing a thought that got into my mind about next mtb season, looks something like this:

If Christoph Sauser didn’t have posted a video on Twitter yesterday, hmm.

Dressed like a champion #gelatosocks

Heard some comments on my Gelatosocks:

And today googling pictures after reading Katja’s blog about CX clothing I have to share this. There are more people riding with this cool Swiss (or Italian?) socks:

But just because one guy more using them, is it right then? Like saying that an AX-Lightness rim is good just because people ride with them, it’s a difference saying Alexandra Engen won the World Championships on them. Used by a World Champion can’t be wrong, can it?

So to get to the point. Kathrin Stirnemann won the XCE World Championships this year and look at her socks:

Also used by other Swiss and Italian riders:

So just to order a pair or two you too :D

CX World Cup Valkenburg, the replays

If you like me missed see the racing live yesterday you can watch the replay. See how Sanne van Paassen passing a lot of people and great english battles:

And the men’s race, haven’t seen it all yet myself:

Chrono des Nations and CX-Cup Bærum

The biggest first. For the first time in 8 years a continental rider gets on the podium at the time trial Chrono des Nations in France that was finished an hour ago. That rider is Reidar Borgersen, racing for Team Joker :D

chrononations

1. Sylvain Chavanel

2. Jérémy Roy

3. Reidar Borgersen

Click on the image to see it bigger.

Earlier today I was racing my last race living in Norway and probably last CX race of the season. Bærumskrossen. Great weather but with a lot of sticky mud, looked like this afterwards:

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Ended 7th of 10 today.

Lene Byberg came and won Women elite.

Here is some pictures from men elite who was won by Fredrik Haraldseth.

the arena:

Team Joker’s Truls Engen Korsæth:

use of a tree:

a Lillehammerrider with a Cyfac CX:

dangerous downhill in mud:

the climb today, would be cool to have stairs there ;)

Riders going around and round and round and…

Haraldseth carrying his Crux up:

Korsæth not liking the climb ;)

Ringrike rider with a SuperX:

this guy was really fast up here, is the Evade making difference even running?

Henrik Alpers with his Black Cannondale SuperX:

Fredrik Haraldseth winning:

CX-Cup Grenland

Today i was racing again. CX in the forrest with small crowd and a course that was far away and with a lot of uphill. Theoretically you go the same amount up as down on a CX lap, but when running (read: walking) a long way up once and a bit twice it’s feels like the course is more up than down.

2,94km with a time over 11min is not so fast. Had a great fight with a girl the last 2 laps, I was faster walking and she was faster riding so she won. But always nice to see someone or be chased by someone.

Ended 4th so no podium for me today, Jon Even who was driving the car to the race today (and last saturday) took the 3rd and last podium spot.

Map and stats from today where you can see how big the course area was: Movescount

Racing at the same time was Women Elite. Katrine Ferrao Hofstad who won in Drammen last sunday took the win today too, in front of her team mate Tiril Hole Mohr. Jeanette Persson 3rd but missed the podium:

I missed the men elite podium as it was water on my phone and I couldn’t take a picture ;) 5-6° and raining when they raced. Winner, like in Drammen was Fredrik Haraldseth looking like this:

That’s how fast his Specialized Crux is ;)

2nd was Kristoffer Sommer Wormsen and Morten Vaeng 3rd.

Same winners like last sunday but very different courses. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow in Bærum. at Norway’s cyclocrossarena. And if you’re not racing or cheering at a race you can watch the CX World Cup from Valkenburg tomorrow :D

Will get a better phone/camera in 2 weeks and hopefully you will get better pictures to watch here :D