Cross Reviews and News


Fat Chance Chris Cross bike debuts


Designed, welded, and painted in the USA, this mixed-terrain machine is capable of crushing your local CX race or gravel grinding your way through mountain roads and beyond.

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2017 Orbea Terra billed as do-it-all adventure bike


Can’t decide how to solve your N+1 dilemma? The new Orbea Terra adventure bike might just be the answer.

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New Trek Crockett cyclocross bike unveiled


Trek has unveiled a completely overhauled 2017 version of its popular Crockett cyclocross bike that boast several key upgrades and new technologies that make the disc-only bog hoppers more versatile, capable, and race ready.

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Fox nearing launch of Adventure Cross short-travel fork


The new CX fork is based on the Step-Cast fork and likely features 30mm of travel.

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Best crashes from 2017 cyclocross world championships


For Belgians Wout van Aert and Sanne Cant, the 2017 UCI cyclocross world championships in Bieles, Luxemburg, were affirmation of greatness. For others, the pinnacle event was confirmation that racing ’cross is a hard.

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Ridley Fenix SL Disc, Liz SL Disc, X-Ride, X-Trail and more


Belgian bike maker Ridley has expanded their offerings with a new line of women’s models, a new endurance bike, a new adventure bike, and a new program aimed at encouraging more women to ride.

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Trek CXC Cup gets cyclocross World Cup status for 2017


Trek will host a UCI World Cup cyclocross race on its home course in Waterloo, Wisconsin, September 24, 2017. The Trek CXC Cup, set to become the inaugural World Cup Waterloo, will feature a full weekend of events, including amateur and professional racing.

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Turner launches limited edition Cyclosys colorway


Want to stand out from the crowd? Then take a look at this gorgeous new limited edition CX rig from Turner Bikes.

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Katie Compton’s customised Trek Boone cyclocross bike


Take a look at the undeniable greatest U.S. female cyclocross racer’s bike, Katie Compton’s highly customized Trek Boone. Highlights include a Shimano Dura Ace Di2 drivetrain, full Bontrager carbon cockpit, WickWerks 34×44 chainrings, and Knight carbon wheels wrapped with 33mm Clement MXP tires.

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2016 SSCXWC: Mud. Mayhem. Cross. No gears. Many beers.


Mud. Mayhem. Costumes. Cyclocross. No gears. Many beers. Together this is the 2016 Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships, a multi-day bacchanal this year held on Portland, Oregon. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself in these videos.

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MTB racer ‘Ratboy’ takes on craziest race in world


Josh “Ratboy” Bryceland, a former World Cup Downhill Champion, crosses the pond to take part in the spectacle that is SSCXWC.

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Up close with Jonathan Page’s Fuji Altamira


Jonathan Page is the most successful American to ever race cyclocross on the international stage. We caught up with him earlier this year to discuss his bike setup.

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Video: Cross Crusade at Barton Park


The 2016 Cross Crusade recently wrapped up at the always popular, yet somewhat notorious Barton Park venue. Despite the rugged, bleak nature of the landscape, and the heightened challenges of the course, racers love the place.

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New Moots Routt RSL ready for adventure


Incorporating technology such as a 3D printed titanium dropout featuring a flat mount disc brake mount, a 142×12 thru-axle, as well as Moots’ RSL internally butted tube set is designed to ensure a lightweight, stiff, and durable frame.

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Video: Cross Crusade at Heron Lakes


Here’s the latest in the River City Cycles Cross Crusade film series, this time coming at you from the Portland International Raceway on the Heron Lakes Course.

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Video: Halloween Cross Oregon style


The Cross Crusade cyclocross series began in Portland back in 1993. Over the years it’s hosted events across the region, including popular courses in Bend, Oregon. The Halloween double-race weekend in Bend is now a tradition with intense racing on Saturday, and a just-as-intense-but-costumed-to-the-max racing on Sunday.

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How to install tubeless cyclocross tires


For racing cyclocross nothing beats the supple feel of tubular tires. But for many amateur riders the hassle of gluing tires — and then being locked into one tread choice — isn’t worth the small performance gains. Enter tubeless set-ups.

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Cross Crusade Video: Hero dirt — and mud soup


The worst storm in 50 years was predicted for the weekend and it put everyone on edge in the days leading up to the races.

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Video: Cyclocross in all its muddy, Oregon goodness


Want to know what cyclocross should look like? Check out this video pulled together by the crew at Portland’s River City Cycles from the season opening races at Cross Crusade Alpenrose Dairy. It’s ’cross racing in all its muddy, Oregon goodness.

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Derby launches new tubeless ready CX/gravel rim


Derby Rims helped popularize ultra wide rims for mountain bikes and is hoping to help do the same for road with their new CX rated rims.

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How to: Select the right cyclocross tire


Because tires are one of the fastest, easiest, and least expensive ways to upgrade your bike, consider investing in a couple different sets and experimenting with different setups on different courses to find what works best for you.

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Pivot updates do-it-all Vault dropbar bike


Whether you plan to throw down in gravel events, the local crit series, or at the next cyclocross race, Pivot says its newly updated Vault do-it-all dropbar bike is a great choice.

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Otso Cycles debuts CX-gravel steed, plus-fat hardtail


The crew from Wolf Tooth Components are getting into the bike building business, today launching Otso Cycles. The initial product line will include two bikes.

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Blue Bicycles model highlights for 2017 – aero road, cross, gravel, tri and more


Blue Competition Bicycles is now simply Blue Bicycles and they are under new ownership. They are heavily committed for 2017 with several new models including a full carbon gravel bike with Shimano Ultegra Di2 for just $2,699.

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New Jamis Nova cyclocross and Renegade gravel bikes


Jamis has offered up a sneak peak of what is to come for its model year 2017 bikes, lifting the lid on its revamped cyclocross and gravel-adventure bike line-ups.

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