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2014 cyclocross bike and gear shootout

  1. Cyclocross
    All our testing occurred in and around Boulder, Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Editor's Note: This article is part of our Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series, which also includes reviews of top competition steeds from Trek, Jamis, and Specialized, as well as tests of SRAM's...
  2. Cyclocross
    The weight penalty of disc brakes is lessened by the single chainring set-up with no front derailleur. Editor's Note: This article is part of our Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series, which also includes reviews of top competition steeds from Trek, Jamis, Specialized, and Van Dessel, as well as...
  3. Apparel and Cycling clothes
    What Bontrager doesn't make, Trek does - except for drivetrains. The Lowdown: Bontrager Cold Weather Apparel Save for bikes and drivetrains, Bontrager makes just about everything. That includes a vast line-up of clothing, everything from jackets and jerseys to socks and baselayers. Seven...
  4. Cyclocross
    Early in the 'cross season I mounted the Roval Rapide CLX with a set of 33c Challenge Fango tires, and they remained the go-to race day hoops from September to December. Editor's Note: This article is part of our Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series, which also includes reviews of top...
  5. Cyclocross
    We needed a compressor during initial tubeless set-up, but have had nary a burp or flat since. Editor's Note: This article is part of our Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series, which also includes reviews of top competition steeds from Trek, Jamis, Specialized, and Van Dessel, as well as SRAM...
  6. Cyclocross
    For races, we swapped back and forth between the stock HED Ardennes+ wheels and the pictured Roval tubulars. Editor's Note: This article is part of our 2014 Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series, which also includes reviews of top competition steeds from Jamis, Specialized, and Van Dessel, as...
  7. Cyclocross
    The bike feels comfortable on your shoulder, but the weight is definitely noticeable. Editor's Note: This article is part of our Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series, which includes reviews of top competition steeds from Jamis, Trek, and Van Dessel, as well as a SRAM Force CX1 and tests of...
  8. Cyclocross
    Handling is snappy, if not a little twitchy. Editor's Note: This article is part of our Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series, which also includes tests top competition steeds from Trek, Specialized, and Van Dessel, as well as SRAM Force CX1 and reviews of several wheelsets and 'cross tires...
  9. Cyclocross
    Power transfer with the Lake MX 331 shoe is efficient whether in or out of the saddle. Editor's Note: This article is part of our Cyclocross Race Bike Shootout series, which also includes reviews of top competition steeds from Trek, Jamis, Specialized, and Van Dessel, as well as tests of SRAM's...
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