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Reviews of all clothing, helmets, gloves, shoes and embrocation for cyclocross.

  • New Product Review: Chomper Body Crank Embrocation Rub and Muscle Butter Therapeutic Lotion

    Chomper Body's Crank Embrocation for cyclocross

    More than any other type of cyclist, cyclocrossers have an infatuation with embrocation. The ointments can help protect your skin from the elements, and give you a sense of warmth when it’s cold outside – not just during cyclocross but…

  • Product Review: Fox Antifreeze Gloves

    Product Review Fox Antifreeze Gloves ©Jason Lombard

    As winter continues to storm across the country, the right gear can make all the difference between a good workout and a miserable one. And perhaps one of the most important pieces of cold weather gear are gloves. To that…

  • New Product Review: Yaktrax Pro

    by Brian Hancock As most cyclocross enthusiasts can relate to, after the last race of the season is over I go through a mix of emotions. Half of me is ready to hang up the bike after a long season,…

  • Product Review: A Lineup of Weather Protection from Showers Pass

    by Josh Liberles It will come as no surprise to the dedicated cyclocrosser – one of a breed that chooses to compete in the most inclement time of the year – that smart clothing choices are the key to a…

  • More Power to the Pedals: D2 Brings Custom to Cyclocross Shoes

    by Josh Liberles Watch Katie Compton pushing the pace at the front of one of the upcoming World Cups and take a gander at her gear. She and her husband Mark are discerning customers, to say the least, and you’ll…

  • New Product Spotlight: Stuffitts Shoe Savers

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    by Kenton Berg If there is one thing that most all ’cross racers suffer from it is wet, stinky shoes. So unless you never race when the mud and rain show up, you’ve had the challenge of drying your Sidis, or whatever…

  • New Product Review: Cyclesoles Custom Cycling Insoles

    by Andrew Yee Any experienced racer will tell you that a good bike fit is essential for optimal performance and injury prevention. And while it’s easy to tweak seat height, seat position, cleat position and handlebar position, it’s a little…

  • Product Spotlight – Rudy Project Sterling

    by Jamie Mack Helmets tend to be a very personal choice, with fit sometimes determining the brand a rider prefers more than any other feature. Cyclocross Magazine has tested the latest from one of the major manufacturers of cycling helmets…

  • Custom Cyclocross Clothing Guide: Sugoi

    Cyclocross Magazine continues its exploration of the best custom ‘cross kit providers on the market – a great resource if you’re trying to help your road, mountain or cyclocross-specific team find the right products. Today we’re taking a look at…

  • Product Spotlight – Kool N’ Fit Sport Conditioning Spray

    Kool 'N Fit Sport Conditioning Spray. Photo: Courtesy

    by Josh Liberles Kool ‘N Fit Sport is a liquid spray designed to help with muscle warm-up and recovery. Add “does laundry” and “cooks your recovery dinner” to its list of attributes and it would be every racer’s perfect mate….

  • Shoe Week Day 6: 2010 Specialized S-Works MTB Shoe Review

    Cyclocross Magazine’s year-long search for the perfect cyclocross shoe continues with Day 6 of Shoe Week. We look at Specialized’s top offering, the not-yet-released 2010 S-Works MTB. Missed our previous features? Catch up on Day 5′s Winter Shoe Roundup. by…

  • Shoe Week Day 5: A Winter Shoe Roundup

    Cyclocross Magazine’s year-long search for the perfect cyclocross shoe continues with Day 5 of Shoe Week. Our look at the Sidi Diablo GTX is a brand new review. We’ve also resurrected three winter shoe reviews from issue four of the…

  • Shoe Week Supplement: Keep Your Kicks Dry with Dry Guy

    A typical post-race hotel scene: 'Cross shoes, lingering mud, Dry Guy, coffee pot © Josh Liberles

    Today’s Shoe Week bonus: although not a cyclocross shoe review per se, we bring to you a quick write-up of a product that could both increase your shoes’ lifespan and make for happier, drier feet. Read up on the Dry…

  • Shoe Week Day 4: Lake MX170 Review

    Cyclocross Magazine’s year-long search for the perfect cyclocross shoe continues with Day 3 of Shoe Week. Today we take a look at Lake’s MX170 shoe. Missed our previous features? See our reviews from Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3….

  • Shoe Week Day 3: Northwave Aerlite S.B.S. Review

    Cyclocross Magazine’s year-long search for the perfect cyclocross shoe continues with Day 3 of Shoe Week. Today we take a look at Northwave’s Aerlite SBS shoe. Missed our previous reviews? See our reviews from  Day 1 and Day 2. by…

  • Shoe Week Day 2: Mavic Fury Review – UPDATE: Photos

    Another entry for Shoe Week! We at Cyclocross Magazine are running a week-long roundup in our search for shoes well-suited for ‘cross, featuring everything from wicked cheap to ultra-bling. Some we love, others we don’t – and we’ll provide unbiased…

  • Shoe Week Is Here! Day 1: Specialized and Shimano Reviews

    Cyclocross shoe lineup © Cyclocross Magazine

    Introducing… Shoe Week! We at Cyclocross Magazine will run a week-long roundup in our search for shoes well-suited for ‘cross, featuring everything from wicked cheap to ultra-bling. Some we love, others we don’t – and we’ll provide unbiased feedback on…

  • New Product Spotlight: Friction Freedom Chamois Cream

    Friction Freedom Chamois Cream. photo: courtesy

    by Kenton Berg Chamois cream doesn’t exactly evoke visions creating speed or power, but it is one of those items that can make or break a ride, race, or lazy day on the bike. So when the good folks at…

  • New Product Spotlight and Review: Lazer O2 Helmet

    Lazer's O2 Helmet - the perfect 'cross helmet?

    by Andrew Yee If you take a look at pictures of any UCI World Cup, say, this year’s World Cup in Roubaix, you’ll see plenty of Lazer helmets near the front of the race. It should be no surprise, as…

  • Custom Cyclocross Clothing Guide: Nalini Custom Cycling Apparel (Parts I & II)

    With summer still a month away, it’s a strange time to think about cold-weather cycling gear. But ‘cross will be here before we know it, and if your team is considering new kits or warmer garments for the cyclocross season,…

  • New Product Spotlight: Rapha Cross Jersey

    Rapha Cross Jersey, with built in shoulder pad. photo: courtesy manufacturer

    by Steve Ransom and Andrew Yee A cyclocross-specific jersey? Yes, the boys at Rapha have expanded their offerings into cyclocross with a ‘cross jersey, released this fall. Does Rapha know ‘cross? We put it to the test this season to…

  • New Product Spotlight: Bar Mitts

    Bar Mitts keeps your hands warm and dry when it's cold or wet.

    After a pause, our New Product Spotlight is back. In each Spotlight we we bring you info on new cyclocross-relevant products that have just been released or that we’ve reviewed. First up is a timely product that might keep you…

  • New Product Spotlight: Mad Alchemy Embrocation

    Peter Smith of Mad Alchemy Embrocation loves to embrocate. His daily routine is “wake, shower, dress, coffee, embrocate, commute.” In fact, for Smith, embrocation is so important, it replaces breakfast. The expert embrocator knows a thing about embrocation and is…

  • New Product Spotlight: Sportique Sports Creams

    We at Cyclocross Magazine get a few interesting packages at our world headquarters. One that perhaps captured the most curiosity is a box of sports creams from Sportique International for review. With names like “Get Going Cream,” “Hard Day’s Night…



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