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  • Permanent Cyclocross Park Coming to Boulder?

    As ‘cross continues to grow, land access becomes an important issue for both racing and practices. Just ask the folks in Portland, as the Cross Crusade series’ explosive growth has forced the series to move out of the more urban…

  • “Little Belgium” Cyclocross Movie Released

    The ‘cross movie producers keep getting younger and younger. First 18-year-old Evan Schmitt, now 14-year-old Andy Frothingham. We’re betting the next ‘cross movie will come from a kid still using training wheels. No matter to us, it’s all good. See…

  • Spectating the Classics with a Top Cyclocross Racer

    Cyclocross Magazine reader Greg Nelson sent us his story of watching and riding the classics in Belgium with one of the top ‘cross racers from America. How I lost a saddle or came to love the cobbles If you bend…

  • Cutting the Fat Part III – Small Ways to Save Weight

    Jeremy Burlingame is obsessed with lightweight ‘cross bikes. He continues the “Cutting the Fat” bike-diet series that we featured in Issue 1 and 2 with an online installment below. Follow his path to light bike nirvana but do so at…

  • Building Up a Cyclocross Bike, Part by Part

    Cyclocross Magazine reader and ‘cross newbie Chris Cowan discovered ‘cross after last season, and decided he’d build himself a bike late this spring to get comfortable on it prior to his first ‘cross race. It’s up and running finally, and…

  • New Product Spotlight: Vittoria Evo XM Tubulars

    Cyclocross Magazine paid off a paparazzo (with just a free subscription) to capture a spy quick photo of the very first Vittoria Evo XM Tubulars, a new, aggressive-treaded model to join Vittoria’s existing XG and XN tires. Although we do…

  • The Dirty Kanza 200 – Get Your ‘Cross Base Miles Done in One Day

    While most ‘cross racers are just starting to dust off their ‘cross bikes after several months of neglect, some racers are dusting off their ‘cross bikes after completing some recent, long, epic ‘cross rides and races. In part 1 of…

  • Get Your Pen Ready – Contest #3 is Coming!

    Note: Contest is up and running, and details are here! We’re still finalizing the details and confirming a few great prizes, but our Contest 3 is coming, and it’ll be a fun one. Get your creative juices going, we’re awarding…

  • Issue 3 Arriving and a Note About Google Checkout

    Issue 3 has been arriving on the west coast this week and it’s been traveling the country faster than our last issue thanks to upgraded shipping. We expect most metro areas to receive the magazine by end of next week….

  • A Date With Sven Nys

    Sven Nys, the most dominant ‘cross racer of his generation, is having a go at the mountain bike event at the Beijing Olympics next month. As part of his preparation and focus, he’s refusing all interviews before the Olympics. That…

  • North American Cyclocross Trophy Series Details

    Seems like our investigative reporting on the new national series Sunday afternoon scooped the “big media” and encouraged the official details of the series to be released. So here are the full details of the new national series, dubbed “North…

  • BikeReg.com MABRAcross Series Schedule Announced

    The BikeReg.com MABRAcross Series has announced its upcoming seven-race program. In a break with east-coast tradition, the 2008 BikeReg.com MABRAcross will utilize NASCAR-style scheduling with only one race each weekend. According to MABRA Cyclocross Director Chip Sovek, “Occasional multi-race weekends…

  • 3-Day Cincinnati ‘Cross Festival Announced

    Harbin Park to Pay Women According to “Gould Formula” Details are starting to emerge on the Cincinnati International Cyclocross Festival scheduled for October 10-12. Part of the Zipp OVCX Tour, the Festival consists of three UCI-sanctioned races in the greater…

  • Announcing the Winners of the Promote the Promoters Contest

    In Issue 2, we announced our Promote the Promoter contest, and received some great entries highlighting the folks that make our sport happen. The winning entries are in our Issue 3 which is in the mail now, but here’s a…

  • Single Ring: Removing the Double and Tap from SRAM Double Tap

    CXM’s Josh Patterson hacks his SRAM Double Tap levers for our readers. Update: As of 2010, SRAM offers several singlespeed brake lever options (the S900 and S500) that don’t require gutting a DoubleTap. Many racers find running a single front…

  • Missing States

    Happy Birthday USA!  Since sending the magazine to our mailers this week, we noticed one interesting thing.  We’ve got subscribers from every state but three.  So, if you know of a ‘crosser in South Dakota, Wyoming, or Mississippi, send them…

  • The First Dismount

    It’s that time of year already. Folks are laying out their cyclocross training plans, dusting off the ‘cross bike and running shoes, and starting to scrape off old tubular glue. In that spirit, we’re posting a timely Issue 1 piece…

  • Need Motivation to Start Training for Cyclocross? CX Pros Dominant at Teva Games

    The other day we highlighted some of the recent road racing exploits of Euro ‘cross specialists as they get ready for the season that’s still three and a half months away. Sven Nys further added to his “off-season” results with…

  • Euro-file: Tom Vannoppen Retires, Other Belgians Hit the Road

    Tom Vannoppen Hangs It Up Tom Vannoppen, 29, once thought to be the next dominant Belgian cyclocrosser, retired from cycling this week. Vannoppen nearly won the world title in Zolder in 2002 but since has suffered several rough years which…

  • The Disc Brake Debate

    Tektro Lyra Disc Brake for Cyclocross

    Our own Josh Patterson has been testing a disc brake equipped Salsa La Cruz, and so disc brakes have been on his mind. And while the brakes that now dominate the mountain bike market are banned from UCI cyclocross events,…

  • Off-Season Blues: Cyclocross Photos Wanted

    Send us your best shot! Okay, so there’s not much racing going on, and with less than four months to cyclocross for most of the nation, the wait still seems like forever. We at CXM try to provide your off-season…

  • Oregon Manifest Weekend Announced – Hand-Made Bikes, Cyclocross, and Culture

    Oregon Manifest Hand Made Bicycle Show

    It seems like NAHBS was just a few weeks ago, but the bike-crazy folks in Portland just can’t get enough. Perhaps already bumming that NAHBS is moving to Indianapolis next year, the community has created the Oregon Manifest, a new…

  • Euro-File: Nys Accelerates His Hop to Landbouwkrediet, Boom Leading Olympia Tour

    As we reported earlier two weeks ago, Sven Nys is switching from Rabobank to the Landbouwkrediet-Tönissteiner team. His original transfer date was to be on January 1, 2009, but he has negotiated that the move happen earlier, and if approved…

  • Notubes.com to Offer Raven Tubeless Cyclocross Tire

    Not many folks are running tubeless for ‘cross yet. Our recent poll indicated only 4% of our readers are racing with tubeless setups, with the majority (55%) of folks running clinchers. Stan over at NoTubes.com is hoping to convert more…

  • Euro-File: Vervecken Decides on Revor

    After denying transfer rumors to Revor, multi-world champion Erwin Vervecken has officially inked a contract with the Revor team and will ride with them starting on January 1st. Vervecken will join current Revor riders Davy Commeyne, Jan Soetens, David Willemsens,…

  • How much is an old cyclocross tire worth?

    How much would you pay for a tire over five years old?? The original green Michelin Mud cyclocross tires will always have a fond place in our hearts here at CXM. A slightly more open design than the Mud 2…

  • The ‘Cross Queen Chooses the King

    Cyclocross season must not be that far away. Pros are jumping teams, planning their upcoming schedules, and securing their new sponsors and equipment. U.S. National Champ Katie Compton is no different and has officially chosen her headset for this year…

  • Euro-File: Vervecken to Change Teams? Not So Fast…

    Erwin Vervecken, the Belgian multi-world champion of cyclocross has been rumored to be switching to the Revor team staring in January 1, 2009.  However, Vervecken is denying the rumor, stating that he has not signed anything yet, according to Sport…

  • ZIPP OVCX Schedule Announced, Includes 3 Day ‘Cross Festival

    ’08-09 Cyclocross race schedules are getting set. Is your local schedule finalized? Send it to us. ZIPP OVCX TOUR ANNOUNCES 2008 SCHEDULE – Highlighted by Rare Three-Day International Weekend and USGP May 5, 2008; Conshohocken, PA, USA: Highlighting the Ohio…

  • Sven Nys Receives World Cup in Carboard Box via Mail

    Win the World Cup overall? You’ll get your cup in the mail, in a cardboard box a few months later, if you’re lucky. Belgian paper Het Nieuwsblad reports that ’07-08 UCI World Cup winners Nys and Daphny van den Brand…



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