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So it has taken recent Tour de France coverage to get me posting again. Unfortunately I am not nearly informed enough to report on the Tour so I will instead inform you how I have been upgrading my LeMond Poprad during this cyclocross off season.

New used Xero Lite XR-200 wheels on the bike.

I’ve been riding these wheels for a while now my fork shutter has been majorly reduced as well as a more overall secure feeling to the bike while in a full sprint down a gravel road.

While the wheels may have saved a little weight and made the LeMond easier to control my new Fizik Tundra 2 saddle has been a real improvement comfort. While it is a “mountain bike saddle” it is perfect if you’re constantly all over the seat like someone racing cross.

New Fizik Tundra 2 saddle in white of course!

The saddle again.

After purchasing the saddle I had so much white on the bike I just couldn’t stop, so I purchased a pair of IRD Crossfire tires from Tree Fort Bikes.

White saddle, white bar tape and white tires.

My first package ended up getting lost by the U.S. Postal Service so Tree Fort sent me another set for no charge (GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!). The tires work very well on gravel, haven’t had a chance to get them muddy yet.

Rear wheel with IRD Crossfire tire in white.

Tread of the IRD Crossfire works well on gravel.

Lastly I needed to add some performance to the equation, thus cutting weight. I did that will a FSA Carbon Pro Team Issue crankset weighing in at 562g according to Weight Weenies which should have cut off considerable weight from my old aluminum crankset.

FSA Carbon Pro Team Issue 172.5mm crankset running 48t-38t gearing.

I hope to have some more training updates and interesting news for my readers soon. I’ll leave you with some bike art I saw the other day.

Functional bike art?

More bike art.