SRAM gets through the mud! With far fewer moving parts that other makers, SRAM parts are our #1 choice for cyclocross groups. SRAM Force is our most recommended group, but Rival and Apex are also very fine choices. 48x38 chainrings are especially well suited to flatter courses with mud and obstacles. 50x34 is the best choice for hillier terrain: SRAM Road and Cross Parts
Cross Tires ~
A top quality cross tire specially designed for mixed conditions including loose terrain and wet. 120 threads per inch, 380 grams, 700 x 32mm. Fits all standard 700c clincher rims. Color is silver with black sidewalls.
Michelin Jet: This World Championship winning tire is "ultra-fast" yet still has good grip for drier courses. The Silicium tread compound rolls fast yet sheds mud well. The high-speed chevron center tread with aggressive side knobs balances traction and speed. Size is 700 x 30c. Weight is 340 grams. Color is all black. Recommended tire pressure is 36-73 psi.
Michelin Mud 2: The "Mud" is a sure-footed design for excellent traction and conrnering control in mud and loose dirt or gravel. The Silicium tread compound rolls fast yet sheds mud and grips well. Like the Jet, the bead is Kevlar for lightweight and easy folding. Size is 700 x 30c. Weight is 340 grams. Color is all black. Recommended tire pressure is 36-73 psi.
TruVativ ISIS SL bottom bracket ~