In SVENNESS episode 2.8 we visit the Hamme-Zogge stop of the Superprestige cyclocross series. It is muddy and there is a flyover at every turn. But more significant )or maybe not) Sven Nys is riding disc brakes!! But in the end, this race wasn't about disc brakes but about perseverance. Niels Albert runs into the barriers and gets turned completely around in the first 30 seconds of the race. He slowly chips away at his deficit and by the end is soon back in contention. For this race we focus on riding in the mud, the run vs. ride decision, the picket fence, and flyovers flyovers flyovers.
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I've been a fan of Cyclocross for a long time, so when Mongoose said they were working on the Selous I couldn't wait to get my hands on one and see what all the fuss was about!
It has to be one of the purest forms of off road riding. I would say back to basics but my bike was pretty damn tech as Shimano set me up with there latest electric gears and disc brakes. That aside you're still essentially riding a beefed up road bike with skinny tyres and no suspension making every rock, root, rut and discarded Duvel bottle a potential nightmare! A lot to be learned technically from riding a cross bike, have to be on point 110% of the time, I had a lot of fun putting this together. Enjoy! NEXT!