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  • Going Tubeless for Cyclocross – Avoiding the Burp, Choosing the Best Tires, and a DIY System (Updated, Part III)

    Cameron Falconer's Budget Tubeless Setup: Two cheap rubber rim strips, a UST valve, and a WTB Interwolf tire on a Open Pro rim.

    Going tubeless for cyclocross is an attractive option for anyone tired of pinch-flatting clinchers or gluing and re-gluing (or flatting) expensive tubulars. Cyclocross Magazine has long experimented with tubeless tires on our cyclocross bikes, in both cyclocross and mountain bike…

  • Mechanical Mondays: The Conical Brush

    Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that when it comes to bike maintenance, sometimes the simplest tools can be the most effective. For example, Dave Drumm walks us through the many uses for a five dollar conical brush. (We also love…

  • Gut Wrenching Mechanical Mondays: Bike Packing!

    Daimeon Shanks, pro mechanic and co-owner of The Service Course repair shop in Boulder, Colorado, shares his wisdom this week on how to pack your bike like a pro. Missed the last article on pit etiquette? Go back and check it…

  • Gut Wrenching Mechanical Mondays: Pit Etiquette

    Daimeon Shanks, pro mechanic and co-owner of The Service Course repair shop in Boulder, Colorado, shares his wisdom this week on how to survive, and thrive, in the cyclocross pits. Missed the last article on chainrings? Go back and check it…

  • Corner Faster and Keep Your Speed – A Column by Lee Waldman

    Masters racer Lee Waldman is still learning plenty of new tricks. This time it’s one simple tip that may revolutionize his racing – applying force and counter-steering through corners. Missed Lee’s last column, where reality comes crashing down and he…

  • Gut-Wrenching Mechanical Mondays: Pit Tools!

    Daimeon Shanks, pro mechanic and co-owner of The Service Course repair shop in Boulder, Colorado, has compiled his list of must-haves for the cyclocross pits. Missed the last article on brake setup? Go back and check it out. Now that…

  • Gut-Wrenching Mechanical Mondays: Weather-Proofing Cables and Housing

    Daimeon Shanks – pro mechanic and co-owner of The Service Course repair shop in Boulder, Colorado, is here to school you on keeping you shifting and braking performance friction-free. There are several option available, and Daimeon gives his impressions of…

  • Gut Wrenching Mechanical Mondays: Gluing ’Cross Tubulars

    Gut-Wrenching Mechanical Mondays makes its heroic return, this time under the guidance of Daimeon Shanks and Nick Legan – pro mechanics and co-owners of The Service Course repair shop in Boulder, Colorado. By now, many of you have tried other…

  • Gut-Wrenching Mechanical Mondays: Off-Season Bike Prep and Storage

    Before you forget that still-muddy skinsuit you left in a corner of the basement after your last race and put your bike away for this “offseason,” Dave Drumm has some tips that will help preserve your rig and have it…

  • Gut Wrenching Mechanical Mondays: The Power Wash, Quick & Dirty

    Sometimes it takes faithful pit help to keep a racer in contention. This week’s Gut-Wrenching Mechanical Mondays feature describes how to do a down and dirty wash with a pressure hose to get a muddy bike back and ready for…

  • Gut-Wrenching Mechanical Mondays: Sealing Tubular Sidewalls with Liquid Urethane

    Urethane on a Challenge, and one without © Dave Drumm

    This is the second installment in a weekly series of from-the-crew-pits tips. Some will be straight-forward, others more involved, but they’ll all help you to keep your cyclocross bike humming smoothly along. Dave Drumm is the Webcor chief mechanic during…

  • Dress for Success: Stay Warm in Nasty Weather

    The icky, sticky, slippy mud at Granogue © Bill Schieken

    by Chris Mayhew Racing cyclocross presents many interesting challenges. One of the hardest to deal with is the weather, especially the cold and rainy variety. Many racers new to the sport struggle to properly prepare for nasty, bone-chilling conditions. I…

  • Cyclocross Race Prep: Packing!

    Throwing it all together, trying to make it look neat! © Josh Liberles

    by Josh Liberles Cyclocross races are short, ranging from 30 minutes to an hour depending on category, yet they require the most equipment prep of any bike racing discipline. Part of that relates to the time of year and the…

  • BikeSnob NYC Gets Sticky: Think Before You Glue

    So you’ve now read different ways on how to secure your cyclocross tubular tires, but should you do it? Your favorite bike snob weighs in on this sticky issue. by BikeSnobNYC Cyclocross, despite its inherent absurdity and discomfort, can hook…

  • Taping and Gluing Tubulars the Belgian Way

    So you’ve picked up your tubular wheels and tires and are eying that first race. Perhaps  our how-to for multi-step process of gluing cyclocross tires is overwhelming? You can kick back with a Belgian brew and enjoy the drawn-out process,…

  • Countdown to Nationals: Packing to Win

    This is part of an ongoing series of national championships-related articles to get you ready for KC as a racer or spectator. You can view the rest of the series articles here. Gear to Keep You in the Clear by…



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