cyclocross bikes of the pros
Mario Vanacker was on hand for the 114th running of the Hell of the North yesterday and was able to get a few shots of both Lars van der Haar’s and Lars Boom’s bikes that they rode in the iconic race.
We’ve got another bike from the 2016 Cyclocross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium. This time it’s Mical Dyck’s custom steel Naked X-15.
We’re nearly finished featuring winning and interesting bikes from the 2016 Cyclocross National Championships. Today we’re taking a look at Graciela Val’s Cannondale Super X.
We’re closing in on the final bike profiles in our 2016 Cyclocross National Championships archives. Today we’re showcasing Ben Gomez Villafañe’s Specialized Crux Pro CX1.
With all of the races that happened in Asheville, we still have a few bikes in our archives that we’ve yet to feature from Nationals. And while it may seem like this a duplicate bike, the Cannondale Super-X shown here belongs to Cooper Willsey.
With her performances at Nationals, Sofia Gomez Villafane earned a spot on the US Worlds squad. But a mix-up in UCI paperwork meant she toed the line in Zolder for Argentina. Here, we look at Gomez Villafane’s bike as it was set up in Asheville.
Hecht and his Alpha Bicycle Co-Vista Subaru squad ride titanium offerings from Moots in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We profiled Hecht’s teammate Katie Clouse’s Moots Psychlo-X earlier and here we’re taking a look at Hecht’s Psychlo-X RSL.
After a winning run at the 2016 Cyclocross National Championships, Tobin Ortenblad headed across the pond for the 2016 U23 World Championships. The American champion Ortenblad did it aboard his Specialized S-Works Crux Disc.
Rainbow stripes come with perks. Like Wout van Aert’s new Colnago Prestige dressed in World Champion livery.
We saw Yu Takenouchi race aboard a hand-built Toyo frame back in Nobeyama in 2011, and he still races for the small Japanese outfit to this day. Today, we are looking at his World Championship bike.
Our look at bikes from the 2016 Cyclocross World Championships continues with what eagle-eyed readers will notice are photos of Stephen Hyde’s silver medal bike from the 2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships before it went to Zolder.
Eli Iserbyt not only upgraded to U23 this season, but has also turned his 2015 silver into gold after taking the 2016 U23 World Championship title in Heusden-Zolder. Check out his winning ride.
Last year, we saw Andrew Dillman take the Men’s D1 Collegiate National Championship aboard his Trek Crockett. This year, he returned on a much brighter bike to repeat the feat. Here, we took a closer look at the Trek Boone 9 disc that Dillman rode to victory.
While many riders will make small tweaks or maybe even some full-on changes to their bikes before a major event, the bike Noble rode to the win in Asheville is likely going to be the one she rides in Zolder this weekend for the World Championships.
While we’ve been bringing you bikes from the 2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships, we’re also showing you some of the bikes you’ll see at the World Championships this coming weekend. Today we’re looking at British National Champion Nikki Harris’ Specialized S-Works Crux Disc.
In the same vein as Marshall Gordon’s title-winning, rule-busting bike, Haydn Hludzinski’s championship-winning ride was not exactly compliant with USA Cycling’s equipment rules. But officials mostly looked the other way when it came to those racers vying for the youngest National Championship titles.
We’re looking at another bike from the 2016 Cyclocross National Championship. This one is Tim Allen’s silver-medal winning custom steel Alchemy singlespeed.
We’re taking a look at Tricia Fleishcer’s unique Nationals bike today. On the surface it looks like a typical Trek Boone, not unlike Katie Compton’s bike, which we featured yesterday. But look closely and you’ll notice thre are a number of unique equipment choices.
In our ever-growing collection of 2016 Nationals bikes, we take a look at the bike that took Compton to her 12th title in as many years, similar to the bike she rode last year in Austin. A close inspection reveals a few changes from last year.
While many racers today opt for carbon offerings, the Alpha Bicycle Co-Vista Subaru squad races aboard the well-known titanium offerings from Moots in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Katie Clouse rode the company’s Psyhclo X model to the win in Asheville last week.
There’s an old adage that says “rules are made to be broken,” and when you’re an uncontested competitor in the Masters 75-79 category, racing for a championship title, well, let’s say there’s really no one who can tell you otherwise.
Powers has been winning Nationals on a Focus Mares since 2012. We chased down the champ’s bike after his win in Asheville to see what’s changed.
Uhl wasn’t going to be denied as he rode to the front of the race and then left everyone in the 152-rider field in his dust, winning the Men’s Singlespeed on the technical Biltmore course aboard a mostly stock Giant TCX Advanced Pro 1.
Today we’ve got a 2016 Cyclocross National Championship-winning bike from the youngest junior category that many of us will lust after: David Thompson’s Squid CX
You don’t many Campagnolo-equipped cyclocross bikes at Nationals or at local races, but on the third day of the 2016 USA Cyclocross National Championships, Tanya Bettis of Sport Systems 505 Cycling won the Master Women’s 45-49 race aboard one such bike.
Races are won by legs, not bikes, but readers always enjoy looking at the equipment choices of National Champions. Today we take a closer look at the bike that brought Victor Sheldon success and in the coming days and weeks we’ll profile nearly every winning bike here at the 2016 Cyclocross National Championships.
Thinking about the great racing to come this week has us thinking about the gear that folks will be riding on their way to the title. In Austin we saw some interesting bikes and some tried and trued set-ups that propelled their pilots to the podium’s top step.
Jen Malik and her Stanridge Cycles CX have cracked the top-20 at several domestic ‘cross races this year, a testament to her racing prowess and the legitimacy of steel at the Elite level.