is a pic of my other cyclocross bike a Cannondale Optimo Cross,
unlike my Planet X Kaffenback
this bike is built to go fast.
started as a stock 05 Cannondale Optimo Cross, but some of the heavier
parts were swapped out and then it was raced... a lot. The first
things to go were the boat anchor Gipiemme T3 wheels, which were
replaced by a Velomax Ascent rear and a ultegra/open pro front.
stock Tiagra shifters weren't up for the challenge of racing and
were replaced by 9 speed ultegra STI. The rear 105 derailleur was
replaced by a Dura Ace 9 speed triple rear, which works great on
a double when using a 32 tooth cassette.
stock seat was replaced by a Flite Gel Ti saddle. And the stock
26t cassette was swapped out for a 32t.
with a set of Michelin Mud 2 tires this is a go anywhere bike, and
one that can go anywhere fast. This is my favorite bike to ride
and the one that gets ridden the most.