New CCX Pictures

KLee

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I got a more comfortable mildly swept back handlebar and stem for the CCX because my wrists started hurting from the stock handlebars. The new handlebar alleviated the pain and the 45 degree angled stem raised it to the perfect height for me. Now I have no more wrist pain. Next I am thinking about a budget suspension seat post.
 

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SirJonathan

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Thanks for the pics and the links. How much effort was involved in changing that out? Were there any issues with the grips or cables? Might be kind of cool to have a more upright posture for longer rides.
 

KLee

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Thanks for the pics and the links. How much effort was involved in changing that out? Were there any issues with the grips or cables? Might be kind of cool to have a more upright posture for longer rides.
Not much effort needed. Just need the proper size Allen wrenches. The handlebar and stem are the same size fit. Just loosen the 2 screws on the handlebar grips and they slide right off. The Allen key needed for the LCD display is very small so be careful not to strip it. I don’t know why the designers did not use a larger Allen screw. Cable length was not an issue. It may be an issue if adding a stem riser.
 

2wheeler

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Haven't ordered one yet but soon a 45deg adjustable stem is in my future. Up and back a little is all that's needed for me.
 

Timpo

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I got a more comfortable mildly swept back handlebar and stem for the CCX because my wrists started hurting from the stock handlebars. The new handlebar alleviated the pain and the 45 degree angled stem raised it to the perfect height for me. Now I have no more wrist pain. Next I am thinking about a budget suspension seat post.
Nice bike but not enough tail lights.. jk

I think the DesignShine DS-500 might satisfy your needs.

 
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KLee

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Nice bike but not enough tail lights.. jk

I think the DesignShine DS-500 might satisfy your needs.

Nice tail light but is too pricey and a bit overkill. I don’t want to dazzle motorists behind me and give them a motive to run me over.
 

Dunbar

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Nice tail light but is too pricey and a bit overkill. I don’t want to dazzle motorists behind me and give them a motive to run me over.
Yeah, definitely overkill at night. Too much light at night is probably worse than having not enough light since drivers have to look away to avoid getting blinded. Although it’s probably quite effective in direct sunlight during the day. I have a Dinotte 300R for my road bike and always turn it on the low steady at night and use an inexpensive blinking LED on the back of my helmet. During the day in the flashing modes the 300R would always get comments about how far back they could see me. On an e-bike though I’d want something that can be plugged in.
 

KLee

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I'm closing in on 500 miles on the CCX and so far so good (knock on wood). I got a Topeak pannier rack and Ortlieb front roller classics. I use the B&M headlight as the primary and the stock headlight I have hooked up to a separate switch to use as high beams to notify oncoming vehicles if I am being dazzled by their headlights
 

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niltohams

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Hey, @KLee , I'm looking at a Topeak rack for my CCX. The quick release is what interests me the most. Guessing this is the one you have (or the version with the spring): https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/mtb-&-700c-touring-racks/146-explorer-(disc)-(w-o-spring)? Also, did you have to replace the stock rear fender? Since one attachment point is the factory rack, it didn't look like it would reattach the factory fender. Also, was it a straight install? Did you have to bend anything to get it to work?

Thanks in anticipation!
 

KLee

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Hey, @KLee , I'm looking at a Topeak rack for my CCX. The quick release is what interests me the most. Guessing this is the one you have (or the version with the spring): https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/mtb-&-700c-touring-racks/146-explorer-(disc)-(w-o-spring)? Also, did you have to replace the stock rear fender? Since one attachment point is the factory rack, it didn't look like it would reattach the factory fender. Also, was it a straight install? Did you have to bend anything to get it to work?

Thanks in anticipation!
When I installed the Topeak rear rack I kept the stock rear fender even though I lost an attachment point. I purchased the fender stay kit from Juiced for $12 or $15. It allows you to install additional attachment points for the front and rear. I originally used the stock mounting points but found that the rack was too high and too far forward and the when sliding the MTX bag to lock it in the saddle would get in the way. I purchased Topeak MTX rack hardware kit from Ebay and used the included brackets to mount the rack more rearward. When I have some time I will send photos.
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niltohams

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Thanks, @KLee. Those nylon nuts are great. Who needs Loctite anymore? I couldn't find that rack hardware kit anywhere. But I'll keep digging.
 
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niltohams

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@KLee, so I ordered the rack just to see what measurements with which I was working. Did you think about just bending the rack? It's tubular aluminum and seems like it would bend. Also, need to take off the old rack to check brake clearance, but thinking of sawing off the square pieces welded on that push out the rack from brake.