Another New One from Salsa – Titanium La Cruz Cyclocross Racer

first_imgWhat?  That new Vaya road bike ain’t tough enough for your adventures?  Fine, here’s the new Salsa La Cruz, a titanium cyclocross bike made to take a little off road abuse and meet those archaic UCI rules that ban disc brakes (lame).The Ti La Cruz borrows from the steel version Salsa’s had in their stable for a bit and tweaks the geometry just a smidge to better suit the material. There’s also a few additional sizes to match the range of their Chili Con Crosso racing bike.The Ti La Cruz frame has 42mm tire clearance and 130mm rear hub spacing, canti brakes and comes at ya for $1,800 (frame / seat clamp…Salsa, of course).  It’s designed for cross forks with 395mm axle to crown with a 45-47mm rake. It’s available in eight sizes 51.5cm through 60.6cm, and the sizing is based on the Effective Top Tube just like the Vaya…which is apparently Salsa’s new overall sizing scheme.Want one?  Get on it, dealers are placing their first orders by March 1 to guarantee a mid-year delivery.  Find a Salsa dealer here, and find a pic of the frame only right after the jump…last_img read more

Soy Growers Will Review Clean Water Rule Renew Call for Opportunity to

first_imgThe American Soybean Association will take the coming days to review the revised Clean Water Rule, formerly known as Waters of the United States, issued today by the Environmental Protection Agency, and comment after ASA leaders digest the proposals contained in the rule. In making the announcement, ASA President and Texas farmer Wade Cowan reiterated the association’s request for an opportunity to comment on revisions to the rule, something not yet provided by EPA:“As is the case with any expansive document, we need the time to determine the potential impacts of this rule for soybean operations in our 30 growing states before we decide how we want to respond. Our farmers and staff will analyze the rule and we will make a full statement once we’ve done so.“It bears repeating, however, that we haven’t been given an opportunity to comment on EPA’s revision of the rule. We voiced strong opposition to the original version, and while we are encouraged by the agency’s willingness to revisit the rule and potentially address farmer concerns, we are very much in a ‘trust but verify’ mode. ASA needs to establish that the rule does not affect everyday soybean farming operations, and we are now in the process of making that determination. If we find that the rule does not live up to the promises made by EPA, we must have an opportunity to submit comments to the agency to that effect.”last_img read more