Cross Reviews and News


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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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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