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  • New Poll Added: What Was Your First Form of Bike Racing?

    Our bike weight poll (aka Weight Weenie test) is over, and the results were interesting. Now we’re out to find out how you all got your start in bike racing. Was it via fat tires? Or skinny tires on the…

  • Cyclocross Bike Weights: Coming Down, or Easy to Underestimate?

    Our last poll asked what your cyclocross bike weighs. The results were a little surprising, even considering our die-hard audience of dedicated ‘crossers. Of those of you who reported weights, nearly half of you estimate your bike to be 18…

  • New Poll: What Does Your Cyclocross Bike Weigh?

    Does a 20 pound race bike sound heavy or light to you? We’ve got a new poll to gauge the weight-weenie tendencies of you all: We want to know how much your race-ready cyclocross bike weighs.  We at CXM have…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings – April 22, 2009

    Marianne Vos continues winning ways, Tour of the Battenkill wrap up, Powers wins in Ancaster, Cyclocross at Sea Otter, Jacobs banned for 2 years. The cyclocross world was active over the last week! Marianne Vos Wins Womens Flèche Wallonne, 4th…

  • One in Three Buying New Bikes, Free Cyclocross Classifieds

    We just wrapped up our latest ultra-scientific poll, a timely one on reader’s shopping plans. Despite tough times, many of you seem to be fairing okay. A whopping one in three of you plan to have a new ride by…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings – April 2, 2009

    Wondering what your favorite mudders have been up to?  Doing your homework so you can win Cyclocross Magazine’s fantasy cyclocross league next season? We’ve got you covered with our new, weekly report on your favorite top ‘crossers. Each week Jake…

  • Times Are Tough: Green Michelin Mud Tires’ Value Falls with Stock Market

    Guess the final price of this used pair of Green Michelin Mud cyclocross tires on eBay

    Last week we featured a guessing game for the final value of an eBay auction for a pair of lightly used original green Michelin Mud cyclocross tires. When credit was still flowing freely last year and the Dow was at…

  • Off-Season Happenings, March 25, 2009

    Tired of reports on road racers’ latest tweet and up-to-the-minute updates on collarbone surgery? Wondering what your favorite mudders have been up to?  Doing your homework so you can win Cyclocross Magazine’s fantasy cyclocross league next season? We’ve got you…

  • Cyclocross Poem of the Day: “The Hill”

    We had a bunch of great entries to our ‘cross poetry contest and sadly didn’t have room to print all of them. We’re digging them out and publishing some of the entries that didn’t make it to print. First up…

  • Going (Michelin) Green – Guess the Price Contest

    Guess the final price of this used pair of Green Michelin Mud cyclocross tires on eBay

    Everyone wants to go green, but it’s not always easy to do. Last year, we highlighted two eBay auctions for the coveted original green Michelin Mud cyclocross tires. The single tire NOS auctions went for $66 and a whopping $115,…

  • Polls: Off-season Riding or Racing, and Your CX Shopping Plans

    We finally closed our old poll, and have a new, timely one up. Our old poll had some interesting results. Cyclocross has long been just a way to maintain some fitness in the off-season when road and mountain bike racing…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Finale – February 25, 2009

    By Jake Sisson After weeks of heated competition, it’s time to call time on the inaugural season of Cyclocross Magazine’s UCI Fantasy Cyclocross. No amount of manipulation worked out to actually win me this thing, so I figured it was…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Finale Preview – February 21, 2009

    By Jake Sisson So we’ve reached the end of the road. The battles have been hard, and while hope has faded for some teams who got out to a hot start, hope has sprung anew for many teams who got…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Update – February 20, 2009

    By Jake Sisson Sometimes, schedules can be cruel. 24 hours ago, I started out on my first of three exams. 24 hours later, I had just finished up my third. But now I finally can finally focus on homework that…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Update – February 10, 2009

    By Jake Sisson We’ve now got 21 weeks of fantasy cyclocross in the books, and amazingly, the overall victory is not a closed case just yet. This weekend’s action included a GVA stop, Kwattencross Lille in Lille, Belgium, and a…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Update – January 19, 2009

    By Jake Sisson We’re almost in the home stretch of the Cyclocross season, but don’t despair, there’s plenty of action still in store. Erwin Vervecken proved in Roubaix that, even in the twilight, lights can shine brightly. The same could…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Update – January 12, 2009

    By Jake Sisson EDIT: EXPLANATION OF NATIONALS SCORING It’s that wonderful time of the year where the cyclocross peloton splits off to it’s respective home nations and riders try to bring home what many feel is the most important win…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Update – January 5, 2008

    By Jake Sisson So as I was trolling through results from this weekend, I originally intended for there to just be the two C1 races from this weekend that would count. As I looked closer at the results, I noticed…

  • New Poll Added: January Nats?

    With most countries getting ready for their national championships this coming weekend, the 2008 U.S. championships are already a distant memory. But what if they were hosted at the same time as most of Europe? It’s not out of the…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Minute and Weekend Outlook – December 5

    Well, American Cyclocross fans, this is your last chance to take home any points from your American choices, as after this weekend, the American calendar is over (except for nationals of course). This weekend’s USGP stop in Portland, Oregon is…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Update – December 1, 2008

    Despite the fact that there were only two races to score points on this weekend, just about every record set in Fantasy Cyclocross was brushed aside. Alright, granted there are only 10 weeks worth of records set to date, but…

  • Superprestige Preview and Fantasy Minute – November 29, 2008

    Part II of our Weekend Preview. Part I is here. Sunday’s prestige promises tired legs and minds after the power-sucking sand of Koksijde, Belgium. After driving four hours to Gieten, the Netherlands, who will be at his best? You can…

  • Weekend Outlook and Fantasy Cyclocross Minute – November 28

    fter weeks of having a busy weekend schedule, international cyclocross is taking a bit of an after-thanksgiving break, only offering up one major race this weekend. While those of us in America are recovering from too much turkey and stuffing,…

  • Weekend Outlook and Fantasy Cyclocross Minute – November 21

    Now, I may be a bit biased, well a bit really biased, but the most important race on my calendar is this weekend in Southampton, New York. Why is that? Well, for one, my club runs it. For two, its…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Update – November 18

    I do apologize for the delay in releasing this week’s fantasy analysis. I got stuck studying for some excellent quizzes and tests, and have stuffed my brain full of the inner workings of the Urea Cycle and Fatty Acid Beta…

  • Euro & Fantasy Update: Niels Albert Out for Several Weeks

    Niels Albert injured his spleen in warm-ups for Sunday’s race in Aspere-Gavere. Belgian TV Teletekst reports that this morning he felt fine, but by 4:30 p.m. was much worse and was kept in intensive care at the University of Ghent,…

  • Weekend Outlook and Fantasy Cyclocross Minute – November 12

    Another big weekend, full of valuable points, is on tap for the weekend of the 15th and 16th of November. The Superprestige makes its third stop in Gavere, Belgium while the United States Gran Prix of Cyclocross makes its third…

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Results – November 9, 2008

    Match fixing? Points shaving? This century’s Black Sox Scandal? You guessed it, looks like the creator and moderator of the CX Magazine UCI Fantasy Cyclocross league has assumed first place and all the wildly attractive accolades that come with it.

  • Weekend Preview & Fantasy Cyclocross Minute – November 6

    Everyone relieved that the election is finally over? I know I sure am, that way I can go back to diagnosing the world of elite cyclocross and the only polling system that matters is my homegrown cyclocross fantasy scoring system….

  • Fantasy Cyclocross Results – 11/3

    Four big races on the weekend meant big points to be handed out. p lo, owned and operated by Peter Lopez brought home the week’s trophy with 280 points, followed closely by Java with 278 points. The overall picture changed…



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