622 SXL Road Transform to Cycle Cross
|Seven Cycles 622 SLX Disc with WHITE WALL Cyclecross tires.|
I am going to ride the Dirt(y) Pecan 150 tomorrow. One of the major equipment changes that I had to do before the ride was to change my tires. The ride tomorrow is going to be mostly on dirt roads. One of the main design decisions that I made in selecting this bike was that I could ride dirt roads or do cycle cross trails. I have not put tires on a bike with white walls in a long time.
I purchased some tires from Cycle World and I tested them this morning on Doublegate Country Club, the private golf course near my house. I have run and taken my mountian bike on the course by poaching it during the early morning or late at night under the cover of darkness many times. This morning was the first time I rode the 622 SLX with the cycle cross tires. What a difference riding a bike off road without any shocks. My Canondale Jekyel is full suspension so I am use to hitting any bump, rock or tree root and not feeling a thing.
I rode about five miles on wet soggy grass and hard packed dirt covered with pine tree roots and pine cones. It was quite a workout for only riding one hour. The tires did quite well, even on some steep climbs my rear tire did not slip on the wet soggy grass. I always stay off of the greens and ride on the edge of the fairways.
|Doublegate Country Club|