New for 2011, the XO cranks are all carbon with aluminum inserts for both spindle and pedal interface, as well as a removable alloy spider. The spiders themselves will be the key to running either a two-ring or three-ring set up, and are interchangeable via three T25 bolts. Other choices will be 170mm or 175mm length, BB30 or GXP bottom bracket, and either black, red, gold or blue graphics.
Port Elizabeth triathlete Jonathan Barber was a well known face on the SA triathlon scene back in the 1980s and early 1990s and now resides in California, USA. Not many South Afrcan athletes will know that he raced as a professional triathlete in the States for many years after arriving in America with little more than his personal belongings.
Now a successful businessman, CRANK was fortunate enough to chat to Jonathan about his fascinating journey from the SA triathlon scene to his present day life.
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup series will return to United States and South Africa with a new round in Czech Republic.
The UCI announced the 2011 Mountain Bike World Cup schedule on Friday following the second day of meetings by the UCI Management Committee in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Greg Minnaar has won the 3rd round of the UCI DH series in Leogang, Austria. Gee Atherton was 2nd with Aaron Gwin 3rd. With this win, Greg has extended his lead in the series.
Alberto Contador (Astana) is convinced now more than ever that the Tour de France will be decided in the Pyrénées.
Following last week’s Critérium du Dauphiné, the two-time Tour champ previewed the three major climbing stages that will be featured in the Alps and he says they shouldn’t prove decisive in the overall battle.
Robert Gesink claimed a prestigious win on the sixth stage of the Tour of Switzerland Thursday to take command of the race.
The Rabobank climbing specialist attacked late on the third and final climb, crested the summit alone and raced the remaining 10km downhill to finish well ahead of an eight-man group of chasers.