Cross Reviews and News


Giving Thanks: A cyclocross story of redemption

Giving Thanks: Cassie Maximenko went to 2012-13 cross nationals in hopes of scoring some hardware. She came home with the wrong kind. See how she’s gone from the depths of despair to the top of the podium.

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In the Queue: What’s new in the RoadBikeReview test bin

This week’s sneak peek at the RoadBikeReview test queue centers on the Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie, the final entrant in our ongoing Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series. We’ll also preview its top shelf build kit from SRAM, Zipp, Challenge and fi’zi:k.

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Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout: Trek Boone 9 Disc Review

Versatile bike with exceptional compliant ride and top-end parts that can do double duty as ‘cross race and adventure roadster.

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Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout: Specialized Crux Pro Race Ultegra Di2 Review

Race ready rig delivers great handling, sublime shifting, and stop-on-a-dime braking. But price may be too tall a barrier for some.

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Video: Inside look at relationship between Jeremy Powers and his mechanic

The relationship between professional cyclocross racer Jeremy Powers and mechanic Tom Hopper is unique. Check out this video for an insider’s look.

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Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout: Jamis Supernova Team Review

Purebred competition machine delivers snappy handling, great braking and eye-catching looks, but is best suited to skilled racers.

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Video: Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships

Check out one of the world’s biggest bike parties in this recap of the 2014 Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships from Louisville, Kentucky.

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In the Queue: What’s next in the RoadBikeReview test lineup

In the Queue: RoadBikeReview’s new weekly look at the gear and bikes we’re testing, starting with products from Garmin and MORSA Design, plus three race-ready cyclocross bikes.

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Review: Lake MX 331 Cross cyclocross shoe

Lightweight modular ’cross shoe ideal for serious racers who demand top-tier performance and aren’t scared away by top-shelf price.

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First Look: Civilian Bicycles Vive Le Roi Cyclocross Bike

Small builder buys back his own brand and starts back up in Portland, OR with hand built steel cross bikes.

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Interbike: Six new race-ready cyclocross bikes

From budget bikes to budget breakers, there are new cyclocross offerings for every level of racer.

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Pro Bike Gallery: Jeremy Powers Focus Mares CX

National champion’s ‘cross race bike full of patriotic flare, prototype wheels, and cutting edge thru-axle technology.

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The Angry Singlespeeder: Foaming at the mouth about CrossVegas

Beer and foaming in Las Vegas: The Angry Singlespeeder throws down on over-the-line fan behavior at CrossVegas/

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Pro Bike Gallery: Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 fleet

U.S. national champ has disc and canti cross bike options to choose from. Find out which one she currently prefers.

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Interbike: Storck’s 14.6-pound, $14,000 T.I.X. cross bike

High-end German bike maker launches first ever cross bike (with more budget friendly options), and is making renewed push into U.S. market.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 Boulder Cup Cyclocross Race

Jeremy Powers and Katie Compton dominate at Colorado’s Valmont Bike Park.

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Interbike: 2015 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike

Interbike: Van Dessel mixes stealth style with high performance in new Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike

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Announced: Rapha special edition Davis and Connie jerseys

Rapha has rolled out a host of cool and cold weather apparel pieces, highlighted by two special edition long sleeve jerseys and new pair of cyclocross specific shoes.

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First Look: 2015 BMC Crossmachine CX01

The cyclocross racer’s BMC dream has been fulfilled as BMC announced the race-ready Crossmachine CX01. It sports the company’s SLR pedigree but it is firmly suited for cross racing.

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First Look: Niner BSB 9 RDO disc-equipped ‘cross bike

Colorado-based Niner goes all in on cyclocross with a new race-ready disc-brake equipped carbon fiber steed.

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First Look: Raleigh RXC Pro Disc adds thru-axles, improves ride

Add Raleigh to the growing list of cyclocross bike makers going the way of the thru-axle. But change to its 2015 top-flight ‘crosser didn’t stop there.

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First Look: New Focus Mares CX uses “quick release” thru-axles

Using technology that could eventually pave the way for disc brakes in the professional road peloton, Focus has launched a new cyclocross rig with fast-action thru axles front and rear.

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Hot News: Felt all in with disc brakes on cyclocross bikes

California-based bike maker is joining a growing number of manufactures spec’ing disc brakes (and in some cases thru-axles) on cyclocross bikes.

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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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Video: Chris Akrigg Goes Cyclocross Crazy!

Check out this new video featuring stunt riding superstar Chris Akrigg trying his hand at cyclocross and showing everyone what a real bunny hop looks like!

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