Things not to eat on your bike?

One of my favourite pictures of me is this:

Riding a bike in the sun and eating ice cream, but Global Cycling Network says different:

If you want to see some nice racing instead with helping people like this:

Then you should take a good look in the photoalbum here from Ringenloppet last saturday: Wilsoncycling

Swedish XCO Championship Elite

What a day, started with riding with two friends in the sun on roads like this:

map and stats: Movescount

And then up to Hallby for looking a fast cyclists and cheer on riders like Alexandra Engen:

But like on friday Jenny Rissveds was faster and won the National Championship in XCO too:

1. Jenny Rissveds – Falu CK

2. Alexandra Engen – Jönköpings CK

3. Kajsa Snihs – IK Jarl Rättvik

In the mens category it was tighter, hoped for Emil but thought Wengelin would take it, he didn’t have the legs today and even a bit in the middle Friberg was the leader:

But Emil passed and won, so fast I only got this pic of him:

1. Emil Lindgren – CK Natén Säter

2. Calle Friberg -

3. Matthias Wengelin – SCS Racingteam CK

Awesome racing, course and weather all weekend. Supergood job by the 4 clubs that made this work :D

Ended with a bath in Vättern :)

Jenny Rissveds and Matthias Wengelin Swedish XCE champions

A lot of races a Hallby today where the Swedish National XCE Championship was held with blue skies. Hoped for Alexandra Engen to win but thought Jenny Rissveds would take it. Engen is much more tactical but it doesn’t always work, Jenny is just fast ;)

1. Jenny Rissveds – Falu CK

2. Alexandra Engen – Jönköpings CK

3. Kajsa Snihs – IK Jarl Rättvik

In the mens category I hoped for Emil Lindgren but Matthias Wengelin was faster than everyone today and even not having such a good qualify run he won it ;)

1. Matthias Wengelin – SCS Racingteam CK

2. Emil Lindgren – CK Naten Säter

3. Axel Lindh – SCS Racingteam CK

All the results is available here: MTBSM

News: Mavic Crossmax SL is back, lighter than ever

In 2009 I had a great training wheelset, a silver Mavic Crossmax SLR:

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In 2010 I had a set of Mavic Crossmax SLR for training_

Now it’s 2014 and I never wanted a set of Mavic Crossmax wheels more than now:

Black with a yellow spoke, can it be better? 23mm outside diameter with a 19mm inside diameter that should be enough Mavic says. A bit different rim shape to make the tires sit better and new ISM 4D rim as on the Ksyrium 125 to lighten them around 100g.

So weight:

26″: 1390g

27,5″: 1470g

29″: 1530g

More info here: Bikerumor

I want to test and ride a pair, would be Awesome XCwheels for my Remedy :D

114km with the latest

Rode with La Lepre Stanca this morning, a bit early as we started at 7 o clock but survived. Many small nice roads and great company, maybe with a bit too good legs ;) My legs missed power so hard in the uphills.

Started with 7 riders for the first hour and a quarter then we splitted into one group going back to Jönköping and one group going longer. One guy left a short bit after remaining was my, Henrik and Tomas. Great roads with this one of the boring parts (easy to take a photo on a straight road)

2 SuperSIX Evo and my on a Madone, would have been funny if I kept my Evo too ;)

Map and stats of today with hard legs: Movescount

Think it will be a rest day tomorrow as I’ve ridden 5 days in a row, a lot for me.

Tune’d my Remedy

My bike is really good but not so light. Last mtb I had was at 8,5kg. My Trek Remedy was 11,95 yesterday. Big difference. And just a Tune saddle.

So today I mounted a new lighter 15mm axle in front:

A 60mm Tune Geiles Teil 4.0 stem, much better for me than the 80mm that came original:

Topped it with a superlight Tune Türnstange handlebar. 750mm with 15mm rise (felt better and more Enduro) that should be around 120g so saved over 250g on just the handlebar :)

Next up is wheels and maybe fork, and then we’lll see. Seems a bit hard to get it lighter. Made it a bit heavier too, had some strange sounds from the rear yesterday and I saw why when I washed it today, 3 bolts for the rotor was loose and 3 was missing. Should always use some loctite on those. Until I come home I got this big bolts from my dad ;)

Thinking of getting some lighter rotors too. Any suggestions on what to get? 180mm in front and 160mm in rear.