cyclocross gear and bike reviews
Mavic has rolled out new hoop options for cyclocross and gravel cyclists, with a long-awaited update to the Open Pro rim, and a 25mm internal width XA Elite wheelset.
Want a custom steel steed that can do it all? Cameron Falconer did his homework and built a drop bar mountain bike for the trails of Chico and much more. Did he pass the test?
Clement’s new Ushuaia alloy wheels offer a solid value in either 700c or 650b size and come in two versions (lightweight and standard). The new MXP 24″ tire offers a narrow, faster option for young riders and the MSO and USH X’Plor gravel tires are available in 50c widths.
Suspension forks have won ‘cross races in the past, and Fox hopes its new AX Fork will smooth out the path to a few more. Craig Richey reports on his first race with the new AX fork.
Hutchinson rolls out its new Overide gravel tire, a new CX+ category, and its now-available Sector 32 pavé tire at Sea Otter. We take a first look.
Irwin Cycling, a new brand of wheels in the States, specializes in carbon with high quality bearings and quick-engaging freehubs. We preview the company’s carbon tubeless offerings.
Vittoria throws its name into the high-volume tubeless cyclocross tire ring with 40mm options of the Terreno tire line with Dry, Mix and Wet options.
Here is a quick round up of some fresh gear for 2017 including saddles, bike lights, camera and computers mounts and bike packs.
Roval’s latest cyclocross and 29er carbon wheels seek to expand the brand’s identity beyond the shadow of the Big Red S and into cyclocross and gravel.
Mercury Cycling joins the ever-growing list of companies that are expanding into the gravel market with its new G1 carbon disc wheelset.
Some Day One highlights from Sea Otter 2017: New wheels from Crank Brothers and Alto Cycling and new products from Lezyne, ESI Grips and Mavic
Easton rolls over the punches with its new EA70 AX tubeless gravel wheelset. 24mm wide, Centerlock, built for rough terrain, $599 per set. Details & first ride review.
Cycling worlds are colliding and Fox’s new 32 Step-Cast AX Adventure Cross suspension fork speeds us further down that path. We test ride the new gravel fork.
Last week, for Training Tuesday, we helped you get your body ready for a long gravel event, but what about your bike? Here’s five tips to get your bike ready to grind some gravel.
700x32c, 700x40c, 700x50c tire options abound, but what does the C stand for and how do these tires compare to 29er options? We talk tire width, volume, measurements and labels.
A high-end carbon lightweight wheelset just for gravel racing? We were skeptical, and put the Knight Composites 29 Gravel / Race wheels to the test in cyclocross, trail riding and dirt road cruising.
Frog Bikes has entered the U.S. market with its compelling lightweight kids’ bikes. We take a look at the Frog Bikes 55 – a 20″ wheel bike ready for cyclocross.
Looking for an aero, strong, tubeless race wheel? Atomik’s carbon 38C Disc wheels for cyclorossers, gravel racers and road cyclists are worth a look. Here’s our initial impressions.
Perhaps Paris Roubaix inspired you to conquer a tough mix of pavement and rough dirt or gravel roads, but do you have the right tires? Here are five top choices that we’ve reviewed that will have you racing to the velodrome or pub.
It’s an arms race in the gravel / adventure bike world to see who can be the biggest and baddest, and Wilier Triestina might just be winning with the Jaroon Plus.
Do it all or do one thing well? We contemplate life and bike philosophies in our review of the drop bar, dropper post-equipped 2017 Raleigh Stuntman.
The versatile steel Fyxation Quiver Disc aims to be the only bike you need, with road, cyclocross, gravel and bikepacking capabilities. We put it to the test.
The Ritchey Swiss Cross may seem retro to some, but can ride quality outweigh missing market trends of thru axles and huge tire clearance? We test the steel cyclocross bike to find out.
Raleigh unveiled its RX24 last year at Sea Otter, and we recruited a rider to put it to the test, while the adults weigh in on the the specs including 24″ wheel sizes (507, 520 and 540 ETRTO).
The stainless steel Otso Cycles Warakin doesn’t limit you to one geometry, tire size, bottom bracket height or chainstay length. Choice is good, right?
The category-busting Bombtrack Hook EXT bike serves up cyclocross geometry, fat 27.5″ mountain bike rubber, Columbus steel and a curious name. Is this a recipe for fun? We surrender our early ride findings.
There’s a new mud cyclocross tire in town, and it’s from a UK brand most adult cyclocross racers never think about.