Now living in Hong Kong, and only missing UK trails every other day now. Since the weather here was 24 degrees and sunny today, as the UK gets ready for winter it has its advantages!
The frame was built for internal battery only (a good thing in the long term, but frustrating the short term whilst I was waiting to build it). No external battery mounts or wiring port at all. That meant a painful wait for the new internal Campagnolo EPS battery to finally make production. It finally arrived, so after 2 months of having a part-built bike taunting me every day, I finally got the chance to build it up and ride it.
And the verdict? Fantastic! Not sure when I will ride the road version now. Disc brakes and fat tyres are the biz even on the road. I have a set of road wheels built up to the same spec to swap out for 100% road rides, but this is the CX spec that it will be for 90% of the time.
Combines so many bike forum hot topics. Shimano vs Campagnolo (Campagnolo of course!). Discs vs Rim brakes (discs of course!). Electronic vs Mechanical shifting (electronic, but only just). Titanium vs Carbon (no contest!). Press Fit vs Threaded BB (Press Fit, but only just). Clincher vs Tubular (tubular on the road, clincher on the CX – this will be more of a gravel and single track bike than a racer, and whilst I appreciate the ride of tubulars, I need a bit of on the trail repairability).