Cross Reviews and News


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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Cannondale’s new 2017 SuperX Team – cyclocrosser with disc brakes

New features borrowed from mountain bikes help improve this purebred cross racer. The 2017 SuperX is designed for stability and traction and is available in 5 different models.

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Three new tires for Gravel Grinding

Enjoy taking your road bike off road? Here are three new tires designed to take the abuse and still roll fast.

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KTM Canic CXC 11 carbon cyclocross racer

Well known motorcycle manufacturer KTM is bringing their Austrian bicycles direct-to-consumer in America. Highlighted here is their top-of-the-line carbon cross race rig.

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Open Cycle Unbeaten Path ready for road, cross, even MTB

One of the most interesting drop bar bikes we spotted at the Sea Otter Classic was the U.P. (Unbeaten Path) from Open Cycle, a bike loosely defined as “gravel plus.”

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Squid Bikes custom DIYFS painted cyclocross racer

Brightly painted, punk rock looking cyclocross racer from Squid Bikes custom painted by its owner (which could be you).

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Foundry launches Flyover Ti cross bike, updates Overland

The Flyover is a Ti cyclocross bike features modular internal cable routing and abundant mud clearance, and has a 65mm bottom bracket drop that helps balance pedaling clearance and handling.

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Whyte Saxon Cross Team cyclocross bike review

The Saxon Cross Team shares geometry measurements with a hardtail mountain bike, and although those numbers look appealing for trail duty, let’s see if they actually translate on the trail.

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2016 Cyclocross World Championships course preview

This year’s cyclocross rainbow stripes race at Belgium’s well-known Zolder motor racing circuit is 3.2km long with sandy terrain, three climbs, and three man-made flyovers. Here a video and power file preview.

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Video: Singlespeed CX World’s Canadian style

What do you get when you mix singlespeeds, cyclocross, costumes, and a little too much alcohol. Watch this video to find out. (Warning: contains some adult language.)

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ENVE launches disc specific tubular cyclocross wheelset

ENVE has a new top-of-the-line weapon for the cyclocross crowd. The Utah maker of all things carbon has made race-ready ’cross wheels before, but the ENVE CX takes it a step further and is available as a disc-specific tubular only set-up.

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First Look: Sage Cycles Barlow adventure bike

Portland based brand expands offerings to include road, cross and now adventure bikes for the Ti aficionado.

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Hit List: This week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel

Knight’s 35mm carbon wheels, Specialized S-Works Turbo tires, Shimano Dura Ace pedals, Bontrager XXX road shoes, and the Polygon Bend CX cyclocross bike are among our picks for this week’s best road bikes, components, gear and apparel.

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Felt World Headquarters Tour and Road Bike lineup for 2016

R&D, testing and world HQ tour of Felt Bicycles and a look at the new Felt IA FRD, AR FRD, F1x, Z2, ZW4 and more.

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Niner BSB 9 RDO cyclocross bike updated for 2015

Niner continues its slow but steady push into the drop bar bike arena, launching an updated version of its BSB 9 RDO cyclocross bike that’s disc-only and has thru-axles front and rear.

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Review: Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Ti

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned cyclocross racer, the Fantom Cross Team Ti is a great bike considering the price point. Find out why.

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Roundup: New CX bikes from Felt, Polygon, Scott and more

Due to product cycle timing and the increasing popularity of the discipline, the Sea Otter Classic has become the de facto trade show of choice for bike makers to unveil their new cyclocross bikes. Here are nine new bikes that caught our eye.

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Sea Otter: Scott launches revamped Addict CX

New Addict CX claimed to be lightest bog hopper on market. Also has modern tube shapes and clever cyclocross-specific touches.

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Zipp unveils 30 Course tubeless-ready alloy wheelset

New disc-only, aluminum hoops from well-regarded wheel maker aimed at gravel, adventure and cyclocross riders. Come in clincher and tubular models.

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Niner launches RLT 9 Steel gravel road bike

Fort Collins, Colorado-based maker of all things 29er lifts curtain on new gravel grinder-oriented drop bar bike constructed with much-revered Reynolds 853 steel.

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Trek’s Boone and Crockett CX bikes upgraded for 2015

Thru-axle forks, updated paint schemes, and revised spec highlight new cyclocross rigs.

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NAHBS 2015: And the winners of this year’s show are…

Each year, the North American Handmade Bicycle Show brings together a unique and talented assortment of frame builders and bike enthusiasts. Some builders went above and beyond the rest and were recognized at the awards ceremony for their creativity, vision, and craftsmanship. Here is a run-down of some of this year’s winners.

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