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Sea Otter: Redline says goodbye to cantis, hello to thru axles for 2015

New for this year is the addition of thru axle forks on all of the carbon models. The top-of-the-line carbon Conquest Pro will be equipped with SRAM Force CX1 and full hydraulic disc brakes from SRAM.

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Handmade Show: Geekhouse showcases Mudville ‘cross bike

Geekhouse put together a stealth-looking version of their classic Mudville steel frame that featured HED wheels with Vittoria Cross XG Pro tires, a SRAM Force drivetrain, and Thomson components.

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Handmade Show: Lundbeck Rad Dad SS

Engineer Max Lundbeck, shows off his innovative, convertible geared or singlespeed cyclocross frame in the form of his steel Rad Dad SS build at NAHBS.

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Handmade Show: Moots “Suitcase of Courage” travel ‘cross bike

The Moots Psychlo X two-part frame joined with S&S Couplers, showcased at NAHBS and was ready for adventure, anywhere.

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Handmade Show: Alchemy showcases new gravel and ‘cross bikes with SRAM CX1

Alchemy shows off their decked out titanium ’cross bike with the new SRAM CX1 groupset and the Aithon gravel grinder bike at NAHBS.

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Handmade Show: The Ultimate Cyclocross Commuter? Eriksen’s Titanium Disc Brake Dyno CX

Eriksen built up this show-worthy titanium cyclocross “commuter,” complete with a Waltworks fork, internally-wired Schmidt dyno hub, and of course, SRAM Force CX1, complete with a whopping 46t X-Sync chainring.

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First Look: Sigma Rox 10.0 GPS cycling computer

The Sigma Rox 10.0 GPS is the first of the Sigma cycling computers to integrate GPS technology. It comes equipped with a GPS receiver, route navigation and ANT+ wireless transmission technology, making it ready for your power meter or indoor trainer.

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All City Stays Committed to Cantis for 2014 and 2015 ’Cross Bikes

The company remains committed to cantilever brakes for the foreseeable future with the old favorites and some new versions including the Macho King, Macho Man and Nature Boy.

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First Look: Xpedo 5.3 ‘cross-specific SPD-compatible pedal

This updated version will retail for $60 with three bearings—no bushings here—makes it look like one of the better bargains in SPD-compatible pedals.

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Challenge unveils Grifo Race clincher, hints at new gravel and fat bike tires, colors

Take a look at some of the new production and prototype tires developed by Challenge Tires.

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Maxxis jumps into the cyclocross tubeless ring with its Mud Wrestler tubeless ready tire

A first-hand look at Maxxis’ first tubeless cyclocross tire, the 700x33c Mud Wrestler, at Frostbike 2014.

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Clement Cycling’s X’Plor USH and MSO tires aim to serve up gravel and dirt adventures

Clement seems to have become the default tire option for gravel bikes, and for good reason due to the six different variations of two gravel-oriented treads.

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New Chain Spy 2 and Battery Mount from Problem Solvers

Want to make sure your race doesn’t end with your chain off the bike while you frantically try to spin it back in place and watch racers roll past you? Enter the Chain Spy 2.

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TRP Brakes unveils improved Spyre mechanical disc brake, new Spyke fat bike brake, and a gravel favorite

What has changed with the Spyre dual piston mechanical disc brake since the voluntary recall in December? Find out here.

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First Look: Velocity wheels targets cyclocrossers with Aileron disc brake wheels

Most exciting for cyclists who ride both mountain and cyclocross is the fact that you can convert the rear from 135mm rear spacing to 142mm to accommodate a rear thru axle—and swap between bikes.

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First Look: Pedro’s unveils new Chain Checker, Chain Pig Cleaner and Burrito Tool Wrap

Pedro’s unveiled some new cleaners and tools (and tool organizers) at Frostbike that may be perfect for the cyclocross racer’s garage and race day pit setup.

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First Look: iSSi pedals offers colorful, spindle length alternatives to Shimano SPD clipless pedals

iSSi is QBP’s new pedal brand, and they’re providing a compelling, colorful alternative to Shimano SPD pedals, but they’re not Shimano SPD cleat compatible.

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Pro Bike: Newly-minted singlespeed national champion Tim Allen’s Foundry Harrow

Foundry bikes have a winning history, from Mackenzie Woodring’s win at the Barry Roubaix gravel race last year to Tim Allen’s singlespeed that rode him to victory at Nationals this year.

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First Look: All-City Cycles unveils the Macho King – Reynolds 853 steel, disc brake cyclocross bike

This year at Frostbike, All-City promised to “unveil our latest ’cross creations to the world” and they didn’t disappoint.

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Pro Bike: Justin Lindine’s Redline Conquest Team carbon cyclocross bike

A mix of components from many brands, including the cable-actuated hydraulic TRP HyRd disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770 10-speed electronic shifting, Novatec CXD alloy tubulars, and a gold KMC X10SL chain.

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CatEye Padrone cyclocomputer – making all your numbers bigger

The Padrone is 85% bigger than CatEye’s popular wireless computer the Urban Wireless, weighs just 39g for the computer and mount, and it’s 22% thinner than their Urban Wireless as well.

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Pro Bike: Marianne Vos’ worlds-winning Giant TCX Advanced

Vos’ bike is slightly different than production models, and even prior to this model, the perpetual World Champ rode a custom version.

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Kali Protectives using technology to improve safety of helmets

Kali Protectives Founder Brad Waldron is obsessed with making helmets even safer, and has put his aerospace engineering background towards this goal.

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Reynolds Cycling adds 2014 carbon tubular, tubeless and disc brake wheels for cyclocrossers

At Winter Press Camp, Reynolds Cycling showcased plenty of existing tubular, tubeless and clincher wheels that may appeal to the cyclocrosser.

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The (sweet) music of bicycles, and nothing else

Steven Baber took his love for bicycles and created full songs with just his bicycle, by recording sounds from every component, from presta valves to freehubs.

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