Improving speed of 2006 CRX2

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  1. apps71

    apps71 New Member

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    I have a std 2006 Giant CRX 2 which I am looking to do some longer road rides on (50-100Km) and i would love to hear from anyone with ideas on what i could do to the bike to make it faster.

    Thanks, Apples.
     
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  2. Phill P

    Phill P New Member

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    Tune the engine, and get nicer tires, don't know the spec but some mid range wheels (neuvations or zondas) may help.
     
  3. bobbyOCR

    bobbyOCR New Member

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    Beat me to it.

    Wear a very long tear drop helmet, wear a skinsuit, get clipless pedals, get clip on tri-bars, GET POSITIONED CORRECTLY, don't wear gloves, use Pro2race tyres, use correct tyre pressure, put a rear disk on, use a HED3 front wheel, thats about it.

    Oh yeah, put a drink bottle on your seat tube ONLY
     
  4. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    I have a friend who just upgraded to a CRX 2 from an Avanti Blade. As far as we can see, all he needs to do now is change the fuel to Premium UnLeaded. ;)

    He already has 23mm Conti Ultra Gator Skins. :D
     
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    Ultra gator skins are amongst the slowest tyres you can buy.
     
  6. Jim R

    Jim R New Member

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    A Kurt Kinetic trainer, a few Spinerval training DVD's and a regular structured training program. Anything else you could just go out an buy is hardly worth mentioning in comparison. If you really have some money to burn, maybe a Powertap power meter to start a power based training program.
     
  7. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Ride it. A lot.

    Upgrade it a bit as you wear it out.

    Regards,
    Campybob
     
  8. gclark8

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    OK, go for GP4000s, he tried Michie Pro Race on his Avanti Blade but they were glass magnets. :D
     
  9. bobbyOCR

    bobbyOCR New Member

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    I just wanna see someone on a CRX in full TT kit with carbon wheels etc.
     
  10. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    I went the other way.
     
  11. el Ingles

    el Ingles New Member

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    silicon compounds are great but they do cut very easily - try the vitoria rubino pro , at least with these you´ll not be picking glass etc out of the tyre after every ride ( but you should check )

    want to go faster ? get stronger or buy a motor .
     
  12. smithsr

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    06 CRX2 was my first bike which was a great bike for the $. I'm with the get fitter stonger crowd as that is what has happened with me. For a SOF it goes great.
     
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