New bikes from Cannondale, Colnago and Wilier

The Cannondale cyclocross team is testing a new SuperX for next season:

Internal wiring like the Slate is the new thing I’ve seen.

Then Wout van Aert seems to ride a new Colnago CX:

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Doesn’t look very Colnago so we’ll see what happens til the next season for Colnago.

Last is Wilier, no rumors, but a new frame. Zero6 that should be really light, 0,6kg as the name says. Here built up with beautiful but heavy Shamal wheels. Odd build for such a light frame I think:

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Le Peloton #32 and Tim Johnson

Today was a hard morning. First to Saltsjö-Duvnes it was a gap to the small first group and I tried to close it but didn’t work, 2 passed me and one guy was trying to close it. No one helped him. Hard without closing before Fisksätra after the sprint.

Then on the way back I was in front a short time. Got dropped after sitting to far behind up Ektorp. We caught the first group at a redlight before Nacka Forum. Then I sat in a good position through Sickla and felt ok up Hellas. Went into the front once again for a short bit but had a hard time afterwards hanging on. After Älta up Lindalen I got dropped big time, was cooked and alone. Rode the rest by myself to Le Mond to rescue the day with a good breakfast.

CK Valhall skinsuit today trying to save some energy (that I didn’t have):

Map and stats: Movescount

If you instead of reading about me suffering want to see USA’s coolest cyclocrossrider going all over, watch the latest episode of Cannondale Slate advert:

Cyclocross 2011/2012

There was a time when you could see Campagnolo Bora wheels cross the finish line first, when there was a women from the Netherlands beating Marianne Vos, when Sanne van Paassen was black and orange, when Niels Albert took the rainbowstripes from the my favorite crosser. Those beautiful days last season is collected by Cyclephotos in a lovely book just for us fans who remember, who loves, who knows what it’s all about, who knows why 100€ handmade tires is better than 20€, who knows why 60000 fans coming out a winter day, paying for standing at a small course and watch people suffer more then they did the hole season.

Today I got that book in my mailbox, Cyclocross 2011/2012:

You could do like I did and Henrik Öijer suggested before me and buy it here: Cyclephotos

Behind the Barriers and new Dura-Ace

Behind the Barriers with Jeremy Powers is back. Season 3 and episode 1 came out today, don’t miss:

And then Shimano made a video about the history and testing of the new Dura-Ace 9000 and Dura-Ace Di2 9070:

When are you starting to race?

It’s august, rain is started to come down here in Bergen again, the americans already started, new teamkits are coming, new teammembers, albums for season 2012-13 is coming up on Facebook. It’s soon time for Cyclocross again after training on road and mtb all summer.

A fall when we see if Sven Nys still dominates, If Marianne Vos wins everything she starts, if Jeremy Powers continues with his Behind the Barriers, if Marco Aurelio Fontana will win another Italian CX Championships and with discs for first time? Questions are many but the most important is which riders will be the stars that will race serious from countries like Sweden. Any races in Norway?

Will you race? Will you just ignore or will you follow every race that is on Sporza and try your best to learn flemish? 1 hour of pain, 1 hour of mud and rain, 1 hour to ruin your carbon fibre wheels, 1 hour to conquer, 1 hour of class, 1 hour of the most impressive racing, 1 hour to became the best. Don’t miss that hour!

If you want the CXseason to start as much as I want you should have a look at this pictures, check out Nine Ball Diaries and follow Cyclocross Magazine

 

 

Get yourself a CX, a pair of tubulars like Record/Dura-Ace with DT Competitionspokes and Ambrosio Crono F20 rims. A pair or two of FMB tires like Grifo Medium and go out riding. It’s not harder than that to start.