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Old 08-05-2015, 11:01 PM
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I got my TCX at LifeCycle. Not sure how much it costs these days.
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I checked out the tcx before I found my frame. It is 65k built with the 105 groupset (i forgot which model).

It is also available as frameset, 45k for the aluxx and 60k (I think) for the the carbon version.
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Thanks. Do you know of any LBS that offers the Cannondale CAADX?
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For CAADX, there's Ross in Cartimar, The Bikedilla, Unison, Glorious Ride and most other shops actually, its a pretty common model. But I'd recommend you start with Unison, they are the local distributor here.
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Thanks. Is Unison also in Cartimar?
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Nope, it is in D. Tuazon, Q.C. Check out the FB page or here.
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Also.... They still have their original store in Binondo-across Binondo church. Though not as nice as their QC showroom
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Thanks. I checked the website of Unison. It seems they no longer carry the Cannondale brand.
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Some progress on my TCX.

Finally swapped out the stock saddle for a Selle SMP Hell. The difference in comfort is huge. The only time I'd get genital numbness on the Hell is after sprinting loops along Daang Reyna multiple times in succession. Any other time, the saddle just disappears beneath me and I can keep pedaling.

The full-length cutout does mean any rear wheel spray from wet roads has a direct line to my bottom if I don't run the bike with fenders or a saddle bag. A very minor thing, really, as I run the bike 95% of the time with both of them.

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After suffering way too many punctures and patching my tubes more times than I should, I mounted Continental UltraSport II 700C x 28mm tires on my wheels. Inflated to 90 psi, they actually measure 30mm across, as mounted on my rims with 19mm internal width.

This is my first set of folding-bead tires and they were very hard to mount. I can mount and dismount most wire-bead tires by hand. These were very tight, and I broke a tire lever trying to get the final portion of bead over the rim. I resorted to using a bead jack, a tool I normally reserve for mounting stubborn tires for my 20" folding bike.

Given these are Continental's entry-level tires, they're pretty good. They roll easily, grip quite well, and are still rather comfortable at 90 psi. I used to run 80 psi on my old set of 28mm tires because I had rear-wheel squirm at 90 psi in the wet with barely any lean angle while turning.

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nice saddle. how wide is it? i'm already scouting for a suitable saddle replacement btw. what i do like about the smp is the 'dropped' nose as its not going to be a PITA (literally) when moving forward on some ascents.
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nice saddle. how wide is it? i'm already scouting for a suitable saddle replacement btw. what i do like about the smp is the 'dropped' nose as its not going to be a PITA (literally) when moving forward on some ascents.
SMP rate the Hell at 144 mm width. If you want a wider model, the TRK is 177 mm wide and is noticeably wider at the nose as well.

The overall shape works well when scooting your butt rearward to recruit your glutes and hamstrings, too. Initially I had concerns about the SMP saddle shape restricting you to one spot along its length, but that hasn't been a problem and it's comfortable wherever you sit.
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SMP rate the Hell at 144 mm width. If you want a wider model, the TRK is 177 mm wide and is noticeably wider at the nose as well.

The overall shape works well when scooting your butt rearward to recruit your glutes and hamstrings, too. Initially I had concerns about the SMP saddle shape restricting you to one spot along its length, but that hasn't been a problem and it's comfortable wherever you sit.
actually i need something around 135... but i havent tried 144 yet. 177 will definitely be too wide for me
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what's a great bang-for-buck in terms of value-to-price CX wheelset?
preferably 700c x 35 and where can you buy one?

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There aren't that many cx-specific wheels out there, most 29er wheels with at least a 19mm. internal width would do if you will use 28c-35c tires. You can build one out of an WTB freq. i19 which is locally available or go the 29er wheelset route which goes from 6.5k the lowest and normally has a lower spoke count (24 or 28) and you don't have to go hunting for hubs with the same number of spokes.

As for bang for buck, I guess I could testify for the Shimano wheelsets. I have two MT55s, one in use on my cx/commuter/gravel machine for years now. It has racked several thousands of kms already, it is still true and I only had to service (re-grease) it once since it was bought. It is probably even cheaper than assembled wheels because assembled wheels on average costs 11k up if you choose branded rims. The mt55, just 9.5k srp.
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The Bikedilla sells the following wheelsets:
Shimano WH-RX010, 17mm internal width, PhP6400
Mavic Aksium One Disc, 17mm internal width, PhP9000

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