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  • Cheap Bike Project: An Exercise in Cyclocross Penny Pinching

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    Think you have to spend a fortune to get your first cyclocross bike? Think again. Here’s an oldie but goodie worth reposting for this year’s freshman class of cyclocrossers. The following article launching Cyclocross Magazine’s “Cheap Bike” project originally appeared…

  • Cyclocross Bike Review: Fort Victor CX

    The Fort Victor CX. © Andrew Yee

    From Issue 18, we give you the Fort Victor CX bike, as reviewed by Andrew Yee. Anyone who regularly follows international cyclocross racing knows that the Czech Republic proudly claims some of the world’s fastest racers and biggest races, including…

  • First Look: 2014 Redline Conquest Pro Cyclocross Bike, MSD Interchangeable Dropouts – Sea Otter Day 1

    The Redline Conquest Pro carbon disc brake cyclocross bike now features MSD dropouts to accomodate 130 and 135mm rear wheel spacing. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Redline made a few subtle changes to its widely successful carbon Conquest Pro and Team frames for 2014, and the biggest news is that the company will be offering the option for either 130mm or 135mm rear spacing through a…

  • Cyclocross Bike Profile: 2013 Fuji Altamira

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    Our latest issue of Cyclocross Magazine, Issue 19, boasted more bike reviews than we’ve ever had before. Among these was the Fuji Altamira. Check out its vital stats here, and make sure you pick up a copy of Issue 19…

  • Cyclocross Bike Profile: 2013 Jamis Supernova

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    Our latest issue of Cyclocross Magazine, Issue 19, boasted more bike reviews than we’ve ever had before. Among these was the Jamis Supernova. Check out its vital stats here, and make sure you pick up a copy of Issue 19…

  • Cyclocross Bike Profile: 2013 Specialized Crux Pro

    2013 Specialized Crux Pro carbon cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Our late 2012 issue of Cyclocross Magazine, Issue 19, boasted more bike reviews than we’ve ever had before. Among these was the Specialized Crux. Check out its vital stats here, and make sure you pick up a copy of Issue…

  • Cyclocross Bike Profile: 2013 Marin Cortina

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    Our latest issue of Cyclocross Magazine, Issue 19, boasted more bike reviews than we’ve ever had before. Among these was the Marin Cortina. Check out its vital stats here, and make sure you pick up a copy of Issue 19…

  • Cyclocross Rig Profile: 2013 On-One Dirty Disco

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    Our latest issue of Cyclocross Magazine, Issue 19, boasted more bike reviews than we’ve ever had before. Among these was the On One Dirty Disco. Check out its vital stats here, and make sure you pick up a copy of…

  • A Bike Review and a Sneak Peek: 2012 Ritte Steeplechase and Steeplechase Disc

    A sneak peek at the 2012 Ritte Steeplechase Disc. Photo courtesy

    by Josh Liberles We first spied Ritte Van Vlaanderen’s new 2012 mixed-material Steeplechase model at Interbike this year, as the prototype was being prepped for Katheryn Curi Mattis’ CrossVegas race. Ritte’s all-stainless-steel model evolved this year into a striking blend…

  • New Product Spotlight and Early Test: 2012 Ridley X-Fire Carbon Cyclocross Bike with Pressfit 30 Bottom Bracket

    The new 2012 Ridley X-Fire PF30 Ultegra cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Ridley, a company based in Northern Flanders has deep roots in cyclocross. While the European pros primarily ride the flagship X-Night, the U.S. Ridley-sponsored riders are all on X-Fires, as they make for easier flying without the seatmast of the X-Night. Though in the new catalog, the 2012 Ridley X-Fire is so new it is not yet on their website, but we have an early edition that we’ve been riding and will be reviewed in Issue 13.

  • More Gear and Bike Reviews Coming to Cyclocross Magazine

    Redline gives you full housing or standard housing braze-ons choices for the rear derailleur. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Cyclocross Magazine’s print subscribers have long enjoyed our comprehensive product reviews, especially our in-depth, objective bike reviews and tests. Issue 12, mailing now, features reviews of the Cannondale Super X, the All City Nature Boy and the Fuji Altamira with two full pages dedicated to each bike, with real-world riding and racing and as always, no advertorial.

  • ´Cross Bike Review: Ibis Hakkalugi Carbon Cyclocross Bike

    Ibis Hakkalugi Carbon Cyclocross Bike © Cyclocross Magazine

    The Ibis Hakkalugi disappeared, went on a crash diet, got a new wardrobe, but is still waiting for your next cyclocross adventure. The two standout features of the bike have got to be the handjob rear cable hanger and “Phlegmish” paintjob. Ibis shows its mountain bike heritage in the frame’s geometry, with a slightly sloping top tube, bottom bracket a bit on the higher side (6.2cm drop) and slacker angles (71.5 head angle, 72 degree seat angle on our 55cm test bike).

  • ´Cross Bike Review: Kona Major One Singlespeed Cyclocross

    Kona Major One singlespeed cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Kona gets single-minded with the scandium Major One. The Major One singlespeed cyclocross bike, at $1099 retail, is a capable allaround workhorse of a bike and a great way to try the fun of singlespeeding.

  • ´Cross Bike Review: Redline Conquest Team Cyclocross Bike

    Redline Conquest Team Cyclocross Bike, 2010 © Cyclocross Magazine

    Redline shows off its cyclocross expertise with a race-ready spec on the aluminum Conquest Team.

  • Product Review: Van Dessel’s Gin & Trombones

    Hopefully our first impressions of the Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie got your juices flowing for these Belgium-inspired bikes, and you’ve been thirsting for more. Well, fear not, as CXM lacky Robbie Carver had the opportunity to take Van Dessel’s…

  • Race Tested: Stevens Team Cyclocross with Di2

    Cyclocross Magazine contributor Chris Bagg somehow finagled his way aboard a borrowed Shimano Di2 electric-shifting carbon dream bike at a recent Northwest race. So what happens when the pro triathlete trades his aero bars and bar-end shifters for paddles? Read…

  • New Product Spotlight: Ellsworth Roots Cyclocross Frame and Fork

    As manufacturers start to shift their focus to the cyclocross season, we’ve been getting a bunch of new product in for review. One item that we’re about to test is the Ellsworth Roots ‘cross frame. Ellsworth is known mostly as…



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