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Pro Bike: Joachim Parbo's Leopard Cycles Leopard CX1, October 8, 2008

Former two-time Danish national cyclo-cross champion Joachim Parbo
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Parbo says the main things he looks for in a 'cross bike
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The Leopard Cycles CX1 foregoes fancy tube shapes
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The included carbon fork features a beefy crown and legs
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More clean lines are found at the rear end
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The CX1's tube-to-tube construction method
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The housing stop for the rear brake
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Both ends feature gobs of mud clearance
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The bottom bracket shell and chain stays
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Parbo was using Challenge's fast rolling Grifo XS tubulars
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Apparently these particular tires were set aside
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Zipp completely redesigned its hubs for 2009
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Parbo's Selcof bars are cocked skywards
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A SRAM Red rear derailleur
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An 11-26T SRAM OG-1090 cassette offers wide-range gearing
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The SRAM Red crankset
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TRP's EuroX Mag brakes have been upgraded this year
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Parbo says he knows that he could save a lot of weight
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The surprisingly cushy BBB UltraBase DTL saddle
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Selcof provides Parbo with its carbon-wrapped stem,
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The red-and-white color scheme carries through
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Parbo obviously doesn't race with bottle cages
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Parbo's top goals this year
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