The Crux!

Sometimes bikes are so good you can’t resist. Sold my old cantilever cyclocross half a year ago and tried my boss Crux Pro with discs and Force CX1 a couple of months later. That bike was fast and Sram hydraulic disc brakes is like brakes should be.

And as I’m working in the worlds best bike store, Specialized Concept Store Stockholm, who sells Crux I was curious on 2016 Crux line up. For 2015 it was pretty boring and there wasn’t one single complete CX that I wanted. But for 2016 all the time since I saw the Elite X1 the first time I was in love. As good as it gets out of a box for under 30000kr.

I wanted a carbon frame as I didn’t want to go down from my Cannondale SuperX

I wanted Sram hydraulic disc brakes

I wanted Sram Rival 1

I thru axles (who doesn’t after riding mtb?)

And as you may now I love blue. And since the Tarmac SL3 came in yellow I always wanted a yellow bike. So blue and yellow in Sweden?

With a bike I love to think new outside the box but still want to be traditional. Can’t use black socks riding a roadbike for example and white bar tape looking so good 🙂

Still waiting for a package to make it ready for training but had to show it for you 🙂

Heaviest cyclocross in many many years and first time I will use clinchers on road/cx for over 5 years. But don’t worry, will get tubulars so I can race 😀

Love when manufactures doesn’t things as I think is right and really happy to work with cyclists in a store selling the best bikes 😀

So, are you race cyclocross this season and on which bike?

The swedish victory (Nove Mesto Eliminator)

Kenta Gallagher won  the mens eliminator race this evening and the english people are really happy about that. But the fun thing is the womens race. Jenny Rissveds did like she did in La Bresse 18th may last year. Showed the world that she’s the talent. This year at the same team as Nino Schurter and it’s hard to get it better. In Sweden Alexandra Engen has been the big hope and she has trained, raced and getting higher and higher and now she is on the top. But took some years. Jenny Rissveds is coming faster, earlier and harder. Let’s hope she’ll stay on the top and learn Nino Schurter how to race in some years 🙂

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Results from today. Women elite:

1. Jenny Rissveds – Scott-Swisspower (SWE)
2. Kathrin Stirnemann -Sabine Spitz-Haibike (SUI)
3. Alexandra Engen – Ghost Factory Racing(SWE)
4. Eva Lechner  – Colnago-Südtirol (ITA)
5. Linda Indergang (SUI)
6. Pauline Ferrand – Giant XC Pro Team(FRA)
7. Aleksandra Dawidowic (POL)
8. Katrin Leumann (SUI)
9. Jolanda Neff – Giant XC Pro Team(SUI)
15. Nathalie Schneitter – Colnago-Südtirol (SUI)

Total in the world cup classification Alexandra Engen leads in front of Jenny Rissveds. Swedish for the win!

Men elite:

1. Kenta Gallagher (GBR)
2. Christian Pfäffle (GER)
3. Simon Gegenheimer (GER)

If you like me worked or of some other reason missed it, you can watch the replay here: Red Bull