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  • Pro Bike Profile: Dan Chabanov’s Richard Sachs Bike

    Dan Chabanov takes a corner on his Richard Sachs bike. © Cyclocross Magazine

    by Molly Hurford How does it feel riding a custom Richard Sachs creation? Dan Chabanov, one of Sachs’ racers this season, tried to explain: “It’s not some magical feeling … OK, it’s kind of a magical feeling.” Within the New…

  • Pro Bike Profile: Bart Wellens’ Winning Ridley X-Night Cyclocross Bike

    Bart Wellens' Ridley X-Night cyclocross bike as ridden during his 2011 U.S. campaign. The integrated seat mast makes for difficult traveling and is why Ridley's U.S. riders ride the X-Fire. © Cyclocross Magazine

    By any measure, Telenet-Fidea’s Bart Wellens’ first U.S. cyclocross campaign has been a success, with three victories in five races, one second place, and one late-race attack in CrossVegas that nearly netted him the victory. Wellens leaves the States with…

  • Pro Bike Profile: Aaron Schooler’s Norco Threshold

    Aaron Schooler on his new Norco Threshold. © Joe Sales

    Norco is launching their new Carbon Cyclocross bike the Norco Threshold this Fall. To be in stores soon, this beast of a bike boasts an impressive resume already with a top 15 in Cross Vegas, top 10′s at Starcrossed and the Rapha Focus GP and a BC Cup Provincial Win to start off the 2011 season. Aaron Schooler of Team H&R BLOCK and powered by Sri Importing got a couple of these custom painted bad boys just in time for the beginning of the cross season and was highly impressed with the updates that Norco has made to the old Scandium CCX SL revamping it from scratch and moving to the carbon mold. The Norco Threshold is a European race bike with some North American Flare to it.

  • Pro Bike Profile: Katerina Nash’s Orbea Terra TDR Carbon Cyclocross Bike

    Katerina Nash's Orbea Terra cyclocross bike. © Motofish Images

    Katerina Nash, in our feature on her Issue 13 said, “The bottom line is that cyclocross is all I want to race.”  It’s clear the Luna rider meant it, and has been anxiously waiting for this season to begin. She’s…

  • Pro Bike Profiles and Last-Minute Bike Builds: Bikes from Powers, Wells, Mani and Emmett

    Every year, there’s a mad scramble to get the cyclocross pros their new bikes for the season, but often that rush is split between happening before the first big races of the season (often UCI Nittany Lion Cross in Pennsylvania…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Gabby Day’s Raleigh RXC Pro Carbon

    Gabby Day's Raleigh RXC Pro

    With Gabby Day stateside for the start of her normally European-based season, it seemed like a perfect chance to get an up-close and personal look at her new Raleigh RXC Pro Carbon bikes with Ritchey and SRAM Red componentry. Since we’re the same size, it’s been a huge temptation for me, seeing the new carbon Raleigh frames with their stealth matte black appeal. Day is stylish on her own, and the new bikes perfectly compliment to her new team, The Chainstay and RENNER Clothing Team. Day is racing on the East Coast for the next month, from Baltimore to Vermont, and spent some time this week talking with me about her race plans, thoughts on the US, and thoughts on being a woman in racing.

  • Pro Bike Profile: Kaitlin Antonneau’s Cannondale SuperX Cyclocross Bike

    Our latest issue of our print magazine, Issue 12, is finally a wrap, and Cyclocross Magazine print magazine subscribers will enjoy another 108-page, content-packed magazine for a well-timed off-season cyclocross fix (and a faster pace of issues in the fall)….

  • Bike Profile – Paul Curley’s Steel Spin Arts, Built by Tom Stevens

    by Jamie Mack As we look back at the 2010 Cyclocross National Champions in both print and online, it’s as good a time as any to also look at the interesting bikes that showed up at the event. Perhaps the…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Amy Dombroski’s Ridley X-Fire

    by Jamie Mack Amy Dombroski has charged into, through and to the top of the US ’cross scene over the last few seasons. Currently putting the finishing touches on her team for 2011, the diminutive Dombroski has established herself as…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Adam Craig’s National Championship-Winning Giant Singlespeed

    by Jamie Mack Being focused on mountain biking, Adam Craig is perhaps not as well known in the ’cross universe as he should be, but after winning the inaugural US Singlespeed National Championship in Bend (his second National Championship after…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Yannick Eckmann’s Focus Mares

    by Jamie Mack Looking back a few years and the mention of electronic shifting usually merited a remark about Mavic’s before-their-time components, if there was anyone there that even remembered them. Fast forward to 2010 and, while still not commonplace…

  • Pro Bike Profile: Tina Brubaker’s Prototype Di2 Speedvagen

    by Josh Liberles In the wise words of Zero Mostel in the original version (of course) of The Producers, “When you’ve got it, flaunt it, baby, flaunt it!” And that’s exactly what Oregon racer Tina Brubaker and framebuilder Sacha White…

  • Pro Bike Preview – Twin Towers’ Carbon Kona Jake – UPDATED: Photos

    Ryan Trebon and Barry Wick have a new weapon in their race kits. While shooting the latest and greatest at the Crankworx festival in Whistler, Cyclocross Magazine contributor Joe Sales was able to catch a glimpse of the new all-carbon…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Joachim Parbo’s Leopard CX-1

    by Jamie Mack Joachim Parbo has been racing with the elites since 1998, after moving on from basketball. While the initial seasons were on a mountain bike, Parbo has been focused on ‘cross the last ten years. Hindsight is 20-20,…

  • Pro Bike Profile: Jonathan Page’s Blue Norcross Carbon

    As part of our off-season coverage, Cyclocross Magazine is looking back at the rides some of the top pros were using last season. This is a chance to look back and see what the best of the best were using,…

  • Last Chance: Own Niels Albert’s Carbon Stevens Cyclocross Bike

    Niels Albert's Stevens carbon cyclocross bike on auction

    Update: Just a few hours left to try to win Niels Albert’s ‘cross bike from last season. And if it’s not matching your budget? There’s always this ghetto carbon bike up for auction. April 2, 2010 – One reader alerted…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Helen Wyman’s Kona Major Jake

    by Jamie Mack Helen Wyman (Kona/FSA) is having a great season on her way to representing Great Britain in Tabor at the Cyclocross World Championships. There have been setbacks along the way, with the recent postponement of the UK National…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Troy Wells’ Salsa Chilli on Crosso

    by Jamie Mack Wells is a familiar name to ‘cross fans in the US.  Older brother Todd (Specialized) has a couple of ‘cross national jerseys and placed fourth this year on his Specialized Tricross.  Younger brother Troy (Clif Bar) has…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Alison Dunlap’s Orbea Igorre

    Alison Dunlap (Team Luna Chix) returned to cyclocross racing after retiring in 2005 and quickly reestablished herself as one of the top female ‘crossers in America. Podiums and top-fives in some of the biggest US races culminated with a run…

  • Down In the Pits at Nats: Tire Choices

    We’ve got a lot more great content from Nats coming. Today we take a look at racers’ tire choices for the constantly changing course conditions. (Be sure to keep checking our complete coverage of the 2009 Cyclocross National Championships Center…

  • Pro Bike Profile: Jesse Anthony’s Jamis Supernova

    by Jamie Mack Seven-time cyclocross National Champion Jesse Anthony is living the ‘cross dream.  After rising through the ranks as a junior and espoir, the now 24-year-old Anthony spends the year traveling to races that many of us can only…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Jamey Driscoll’s Cannondale CAAD9 Cyclocross

    by Jamie Mack Jamey Driscoll has been having a breakout year.  With each race he seems to be stepping more out of the shadows of his Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com teammates Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers.  Driscoll has pulled together some impressive results…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Todd Wells’ Specialized S-Works Tricross Carbon and Protoype Tubular

    by Jamie Mack Todd Wells is a rider that needs no introduction to you ‘cross fans.  With two cyclocross national championships and Euro ‘cross experience, Wells routinely rips it up with the best in the U.S., including his younger brother…

  • Pro Bike Profile – Sven Nys’ Colnago Cross Prestige

    by Jamie Mack Colnago is as synonymous with tradition and quality in bicycles as the name Sven Nys is with winning prestigious cyclocross races.  After a decade of racing in the orange of Rabobank, Nys made a switch and is…



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