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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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First Look: Boardman Bikes CXR 9.0, 9.2, 9.4 cyclocross bikes


Boardman Bikes is now entering the States, and is bringing three of its Elite series cyclocross bikes over in the from of the aluminum 9.0, and the carbon 9.2 and 9.4 bikes.

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Bike Profile: Junior Men 9-10 National Champion Paul Haley’s Redline Conquest Team Cyclocross Bike


With four years of bike racing already under his belt, Paul Haley seized the moment, to take the National Championship title.

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Bike Profile: 2014 Junior Cyclocross National Champion Peter Goguen’s Specialized CruX Carbon Pro


Goguen, who rides for C.F. Racing, came into the 2014 Cyclocross National Championships as the default favorite in the Junior Men’s 17-18 race.

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Jeremy Powers’ National Championship Focus Mares Cyclocross Bike – From 2012 to 2014, Not Much Changed


Powers changed very little in his bike of choice to win the Cyclocross National Championship.

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Pro Bike: Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 – 2014 Cyclocross National Championships


Compton’s new bikes differ greatly from Sven Nys’ Trek Boone bikes not only in size and color scheme, but in component and brake selection.

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Pro Bike: Martha Iverson’s Unique Ridley X-Fire – 2010 and 2014 Versions


Flash forward over three years and we were anxious to see what other unique mods would be on Iverson’s bike, and much to our surprise, she had replaced the left pedal with a matching Eggbeater pedal.

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Packing for Nationals: Cold Weather Expert Steve Tilford Gives Advice


Not used to riding and racing cyclocross in the cold? We talked with cyclocross legend and almost constant-national champion, Kansas’ Steve Tilford for his advice on being prepared for the potential bitter cold weather.

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Flashback Friday: Michelin Hi-Lite Cross Cyclocross Clincher


The Hi-Lite Cross was a narrow, 337g 28c clincher tire based on Michelin’s popular and relatively supple but fast-wearing Hi-Lite road clincher. It preceded the famous, highly-desired green Michelin Sprint and Mud 700x30c clinchers, and typically retailed for less than $25.

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KindHuman Springbok Steel ’Cross Bike: Creator Interview on Methods and the Future of Steel


KindHuman is new to the cycling scene. We chatted with founder Adam Abramowicz, and got the first look at their new cyclocross bike, the Springbok.

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Pro Bike: Luke Keough’s Carbon Felt F1X Cyclocross Bike


The F1X frame incorporates Felt’s UHC Advanced MMC carbon fiber technology, a matching UHC Advanced monocoque fork, finished with minimalist graphics for a stealth look. It’s a departure from the 2014 Felt production frames, in that they remain cantilever brake models.

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Origin 8 Goes Upscale With CX700 Pro Carbon Cyclocross Frameset


The company has released their most recent iteration of their full carbon disc brake ‘cross frame and fork for 2014. This latest frame carries on the legacy and horizontal top tube of the steel Origin 8 CX700—and adds a full disc brake carbon fork and disc mounts to the mix.

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Pro Bike: Helen Wyman’s Disc Brake Kona Super Jake CX


Wyman’s bike, a Super Jake CX, is Kona’s carbon foray into disc brakes, and it’s not just disc mounts on the old carbon frame that Wyman and Barry Wicks raced last season.

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Review: Silcone Tidds – Bottle Cage Bolt Replacements for True Weight Weenies


They’re prefect for the weight weenie who thinks he has everything. The two plugs can save five to eight grams and can hopefully seal off your frame from moisture, and provide a smoother, lower profile than bolt heads offer.

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Get a Grip: Adding Grip to STI and DoubleTap Brake Levers


With another potential wintry Nationals on the horizon in Boulder, racers are looking for every little edge to enhance their performance, and reliable braking and shifting certainly are key to a flawless race.

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Pro Bike: Australian National Champion Lisa Jacobs’ Apollo Arctec CX


The first thing one notices is the unique shape of the frame, made from hi-modulus multi-weave Torayca carbon from Toray.

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Gearing Up for Gravel with an Expert


Dirt road riding and cyclocross share a lot of the same aspects, which is why I think you’re going to have a blast if you head out on your nearest dirt. Try and find your closest gravel event and get ready to get hooked.

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Switching to Disc Brakes for Cyclocross: Maintenance and Considerations


For many cyclocrossers coming from a roadie background the idea of disc brakes is daunting and full of hassle, while those coming from a mountain biking background or having at least ridden a modern mountain bike will realize that there is little to no added maintenance.

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1975 Cyclocross World Champion Roger De Vlaeminck’s Bike


It’s no secret that we love the bling of today’s modern bikes. But sometimes, it’s nice to take a look back and see what bikes were winning World Championships before Niels Albert was even born.

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Giant AnyRoad and Revolt Gravel/Beginner Bikes


If you’re in the market for an introductory ’cross/gravel bike for someone who maybe doesn’t have much bike handling experience, you may want to take a closer look at Giants’ new offerings for 2014, the AnyRoad and the Revolt.

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Pro Bike: Nicole Duke’s Marin Cortina T3 CX Pro


Marin’s team Elite racer, Nicole Duke’s Cortina T3 CX Pro bike comes with a sponsor-correct full SRAM Red 22 kit, with Zipp wheels and stem, and Clement MXP tires.

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Review: Fort Victor CX Cyclocross Bike


The Czech Republic has a deep history in building cyclocross bikes and Fort Bicycles has been hand-building bikes since 1992, which is named after cyclocross star and World Championship bronze medalist Radovan Fort.

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Sneak Peek: Challenge Chicane Tubular Tires


The Chicane is designed to be a “no-compromises tread pattern, which inspires confidence in loose corners but accelerates rapidly in straightaways.

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Kenda Launches Kommando X Cyclocross Tire, an Updated Kommando Tubeless Clincher Aimed at UCI Racers


The updated tubeless-ready clincher is Kenda’s first tubeless cyclocross tire aimed squarely at replacing the tubular in UCI races.

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Bianchi Zurigo and Lupo Cyclocross and Gravel Bikes


The Bianchi Zurigo Disc represents the storied Italian brand’s only cyclocross offering for 2014, but the company has also duplicated its popular do-it-all Volpe model to offer a more affordable Lupo bike based on the Volpe frame.

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Team Gates Carbon Drive Showcases New Singlespeed Rallye from Spot


Singlespeeders, start your engines. For 2013, is the new Team Gates Carbon Drive cyclocross bike, the Rallye from Spot Brand.

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