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Di2 Shift Modes for Cyclocross

Posted by on February 4, 2017 in Cyclocross | 0 comments

Di2 Shift Modes for Cyclocross

Versatility is of the best things about Shimano’s Di2. In this video, we explore 3 popular shift modes for cyclocross.

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New Blue FMB Cyclocross Tires

Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Belgianwerkx Updates, Cyclocross, New products | 0 comments

New Blue FMB Cyclocross Tires

Belgianwerkx is proud to announce the arrival of blue cyclocross tires from FMB. The newest tires are available in 3 tread patterns, feature a custom blue sidewall, and are available exclusively through Belgianwerkx. “We’ve developed a strong relationship with FMB and wanted to do something special” said Jordan Melrood, a mechanic at Belgianwerkx. He added that while FMB are often recognized for their present green tires and past pink tires, the new blue color scheme will probably fit in nicely with more people’s bikes and...

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Dairyland Dare 2016

Posted by on October 3, 2016 in Race Report | 0 comments

Dairyland Dare 2016

Two weeks ago I completed my first Dairyland Dare. Dairyland Dare used to be part of the Wisconsin Endurance Triple Crown, and now as a standalone event, offers distances of 50k-300k all to be completed in one day. The catch is where the ride is held; Dodgeville, WI is in the heart of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin offering miles and miles of twisting, turning roads with more climbing than this Southeastern Wisconsinite is used to. I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, but I knew that 100k with over 5,000 feet of climbing would be...

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A Long Day in July

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I wasn’t certain, but as I dragged myself to my feet and started the evaluation process I was starting to think that this was going to be the most difficult day of my trip. One hundred miles through the hills of Eastern Ohio, 6000 feet of elevation and a last minute re-route were the challenges I was mentally prepared for. Even the 100 degree heat and impending thunderstorm that had been chasing me down for the last 2 hours were not deal breakers. It was the double digit grade hills, miles of logging roads with golf ball size stones and...

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2016 Giant TCX Advanced Pro 1 Review

Posted by on July 13, 2016 in Bike Profiles, Cyclocross, Reviews and Tests | 4 comments

2016 Giant TCX Advanced Pro 1 Review

Last year I decided to make the jump from my 2008 Felt F1X to a bike full of all the most up-to-date technology a cyclocross bike could have – the 2016 Giant TCX Advanced Pro 1. It’s got a carbon fiber frame, hydraulic disc brakes, the Shimano Ultegra Di2 11-speed drivetrain, front and rear thru axles, plus internal cable routing. I rode the bike for the entirety of the 2015/16 cyclocross season in SE Wisconsin and couldn’t have been happier with it’s performance. The combination of the geometry, the thru axles and the disc brakes...

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Team Belgianwerkx Race Report – WORS #1 Iola MTB Race

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Race Report | 0 comments

Team Belgianwerkx Race Report – WORS #1 Iola MTB Race

Four Team Belgianwerkx members (and one honorary junior member) headed up to Iola, Wisconsin for the first Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) mountain bike race of the season on May 15. Here’s what they had to say about the experience! Jessica Helmlinger Sport Women This past weekend was the series opener for the WORS in Iola, WI. This was my first time doing this particular WORS race so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It turned out that the course was not very technical at all. Some racers were disappointed in the lack of technical...

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2016 Barry-Roubaix Team Belgianwerkx Race Report

Posted by on April 25, 2016 in Race Report | 0 comments

2016 Barry-Roubaix Team Belgianwerkx Race Report

A contingent of Team Belgianwerkx riders headed to Hastings, Michigan on April 16, 2016 to tackle the Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race. Hear what five team members had to say about their experience! Alex – 62 mile How many Barry-Roubaix’s have you done? My first Barry-Roubaix (first gravel race) What was the most memorable part of the ride for you? The heat and dust (better answer: changing into my bibs in a truck stop bathroom and showing up 20 minutes before the start because no one in my car planned for the time...

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Stages Power Meter Review

Posted by on March 31, 2016 in Reviews and Tests | 0 comments

Stages Power Meter Review

On the heels of a good 2014 cyclocross season, I decided to make an investment in my training and started working with a coach, Patrick Brock of Bike Science Coaching. One of Patrick’s first suggestions was that if I seriously wanted to improve, that investing in a power meter to really dial in my performance was critical. But which one to choose? My requirements I didn’t want a hub-based power meter so that I could easily swap out my training clincher wheelset for my racing tubulars. I wanted the battery to be easily serviceable. I wanted...

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Tips From the Pits

Posted by on December 12, 2015 in Cyclocross, How-To, Race Report | 0 comments

Tips From the Pits

Our team just concluded it’s season with the gnarliest race we’re been at in a while, JingleCross. The course contained every type of mud imaginable. Some of it was sticky, some of it had gravel, some of it was clay, and some of it was soup! Mud was packing into every imaginable place of the bikes, often causing broken derailleurs and chains. At a cyclocross race, your crew in the pits can often mean the difference between a win and a DNF (not even finishing a race). Since you are allowed to switch bikes in the “pits”,...

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The Sandbaggers

Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Belgianwerkx Updates, Cyclocross | 3 comments

The Sandbaggers

sandbag (v.) 1860, “furnish with sandbags,” from sandbag (n.). Meaning “pretend weakness,” 1970s perhaps is extended from poker-playing sense of “refrain from raising at the first opportunity in hopes of raising more steeply later” (1940), which perhaps is from sandbagger in the sense of “bully or ruffian who uses a sandbag as a weapon to knock his intended victim unconscious” (1882). Hence “to fell or stun with a blow from a sandbag” (1887). Related: Sandbagged; sandbagging. ...

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