Cross Reviews and News


LEM Helmets Launches New MotivAir cycling helmet


LEM Helmets Launches New MotivAir cycling helmet LEM Helmets, the Morgan Hill CA manufacturer of performance-driven cycling helmets for road, mountain, commuter, and kids, introduced its new lightweight Motiv Air cycling helmet. Precision-built for road, cross-country, and gravel cycling, the 220 gram (size M) helmet features LEM’s proprietary Exo Carbon technology and low-density EPS foam […]

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Rapha embraces adventure with the Outskirts Collection


The Rapha Outskirts Collection Exploration and adventure come naturally when bicycling miles and miles through the Vietnam countryside. There are few places that present such a spectacular environment for the adventure cyclist.  The searing heat and mainly unmade roads that thread through thick jungle mean that riding a bike there is almost unheard of. But for […]

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Review: Donnelly EMP gravel tire


The Donnelly EMP gravel tire gets its name from the airport code for Emporia, Kansas, arguably the place that put gravel racing on the map. As the most aggressive gravel tread in the Donnelly’s line-up, the EMP is ready to rail miles of gravel and mix it on the trail.  Donnelly EMP Highlights  Tight tread […]

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Cannondale recalls more than 10,000 CAADX cyclocross bikes


Cannondale, in conjunction with the CPSC, has issued a recall of model-year 2013 to 2016 CAADX cyclocross bikes equipped with disc brakes. The forks on these bikes can break, which can result in serious injury or death. To date, there has been one fatality and 11 injuries reported, seven of the injuries were serious and […]

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Review: Bontrager GR1 – Team Issue Gravel Tire


A fast rolling gravel tire that leans toward the dry, sandy conditions – puncture protected, available in two sizes, and Sven Nys approved.

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Review: SKS SpeedRocker All-Road/Gravel fender set


full coverage fender system that fits tires up to 38mm, fully removable, and no hardware needed — explicitly designed for the off pavement rider and all-weather gravel travelers.

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Review: Sigma ROX 12 GPS Cycling Computer


Equipped with turn by turn navigation, file sharing, on-site route creation and features you’ll find nowhere else – Interested? Read on to find out more.

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Review: Bontrager Paradigm Elite 25 TLR Gravel Wheelset


A lightweight, trustworthy alloy wheelset that excels on the road and in the gravel, the Bontrager Paradigm Elite boasts a 25mm width and a rapid drive 108 hubs that offer quick engagement.

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New Shimano GRX Drivetrain for Gravel and Cyclocross


Any lingering doubts about the staying power of the gravel cycling phenomenon will likely be put to rest following the latest drivetrain release from Shimano. Indeed, the new Shimano GRX group is made specifically for offroad pursuits.

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CX Star Jeremy Powers Announces Retirement


Jeremy Powers placed fifth at the U.S. Cyclocross Nationals in December, his last race. On Tuesday he announced his decision to step away – effective in June after several gravel events.

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Trek to broadcast pair of top Belgium ‘cross series


Trek Bicycle has renewed its broadcast agreement to stream Belgium’s DVV Verzekeringen Trofee and Soudal Classics cyclocross series live on the brand’s website, trekbikes.com.

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New gear from Feedback Sports, Minoura, and more


Interbike may have lost most of the big bike companies as exhibitors, but that doesn’t mean there are no interesting products unveiled at the annual cycling industry trade show.

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WTB Cross Boss review


The WTB Cross Boss isn’t a new kid on the block, but it still delivers a great ride feel, excellent traction, and easy tubeless setup.

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Donnelly launching bike line at Dirty Kanza


Donnelly Cycling, maker of cyclocross and gravel-specific tires, is expanding its reach by launching gravel and cross carbon frames.

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Video: Muddy Mayhem at Cyclocross World Champs


On a weekend that will be remembered as much for mud and cold as who the eventual winners were, it was the Belgian duo of Wout Van Aert and Sanne Cant taking home rainbow jerseys.

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Ibis Hakka MX do-it-all bike launched


Calling it the bike they’d choose if, heaven forbid, they could only have one bike, Ibis has announced the newest version of their Hakkalügi, the Hakka MX.

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Norco redesigns the Threshold CX race bike


The all new Threshold was designed for racing CX, but thoughtful details help increase its versatility.

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Cross / Roads with Kerry Werner and the Major Jake


Training rides don’t have to suck.

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New Specialized Diverge, Crux, and Allez launched


It’s been a big year for the Specialized road product development team. Starting today, the Big Red S is launching three new bikes (Diverge, Crux, Allez). One more will debut June 30 on the eve of the Tour de France.

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Niner BSB cyclocross bike unveiled


Niner has announced release of a new BSB (blood, sweat, beer) cyclocross bike with a SRAM Rival drivetrain and $3800 price tag.

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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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