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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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