We asked Andy Sexton of Bikescience - Planet X stockist in the Bristol area - for a training or bike set up tip. This is the best he could come up with at short notice:-
Ride cross single speed (or fixed if you're brave). It's a good excuse for coming last.
Why not build a single speed cross bike from a Pompino or Pompetamine frame? Riding cross single speed makes sense as it's normally so muddy that you'll only end up with one working gear on a "proper" bike anyway. Amaze your friends and annoy anyone you beat by riding your local cross race on your one geared wonder.
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Frankly we were expecting something a bit more in depth, but at least he's got some product placement in there. Try harder next week Andy, we're watching you.
10 November 2011