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  • Cutting the Fat Part I – Time for a (bike) diet?

    This is Part I of a three-part bike diet series by weight weenie Jeremy Burlingame and was published in our premier issue of Cyclocross Magazine. Part II was published in Issue 2, and Part III was published online in July…

  • Is Your ‘Cross Bike Legal? UCI Wheel and Brake Rules May Impact You

    We’ve been seeing some recent chatter on our forums about whether the once popular, and world championship-winning Spinergy Rev-X wheels are legal in ‘cross races. While there aren’t any specific new rules passed by USA Cycling or the UCI regarding…

  • Small Cyclocross Bike Hunting? – Don’t Dispair

    Finding a cyclocross bike that fits can be challenging for a small adult or junior. Pint-sized Kerry Litka has struggled to find the right fit for herself, and offers advice for the racer or parent facing the same challenge. This…

  • Get Your Bling on the Cheap: Echappe Equipment Wheels & Rental

    Echappe Equipment is offering cyclocrossers a chance to ride and race high performance, expensive wheels without having to buy them first with their innovative wheel rental program. Offering six different models of high-end tubular wheelsets suitable for cyclocross, the company…

  • New Product Spotlight: Igleheart Cyclocross Forks

    While there are dozens of ‘cross frame builders across the country, as any North American Handmade Bicycle Show attendee can attest (covered in Issue 3), few of them build their own forks. Christopher Igleheart is one of the few who…

  • New Product Spotlight: Challenge Grifo XS

    We’ve been reporting for a while about the trend of bike parts going to white this season. TRP magnesium brakes, Ritchey WCS components in white, the Redline Team’s saddle, bar tape, and stem, and Titus and Ellsworth’s new ‘cross frames,…

  • Cutting the Fat Part III – Small Ways to Save Weight

    Jeremy Burlingame is obsessed with lightweight ‘cross bikes. He continues the “Cutting the Fat” bike-diet series that we featured in Issue 1 and 2 with an online installment below. Follow his path to light bike nirvana but do so at…

  • Building Up a Cyclocross Bike, Part by Part

    Cyclocross Magazine reader and ‘cross newbie Chris Cowan discovered ‘cross after last season, and decided he’d build himself a bike late this spring to get comfortable on it prior to his first ‘cross race. It’s up and running finally, and…

  • New Product Spotlight: Vittoria Evo XM Tubulars

    Cyclocross Magazine paid off a paparazzo (with just a free subscription) to capture a spy quick photo of the very first Vittoria Evo XM Tubulars, a new, aggressive-treaded model to join Vittoria’s existing XG and XN tires. Although we do…

  • New Product Spotlight: 2009 Bianchi D2 Cross Concept Race

    Cyclocross Magazine is honored to be the very first online or print publication to get an early look at the full-carbon 2009 Bianchi D2 Cross Concept Race. Like Lapierre, Bianchi is eschewing scandium for carbon this year for its top…

  • Single Ring: Removing the Double and Tap from SRAM Double Tap

    CXM’s Josh Patterson hacks his SRAM Double Tap levers for our readers. Update: As of 2010, SRAM offers several singlespeed brake lever options (the S900 and S500) that don’t require gutting a DoubleTap. Many racers find running a single front…

  • 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…

  • The Disc Brake Debate

    Tektro Lyra Disc Brake for Cyclocross

    Our own Josh Patterson has been testing a disc brake equipped Salsa La Cruz, and so disc brakes have been on his mind. And while the brakes that now dominate the mountain bike market are banned from UCI cyclocross events,…

  • Notubes.com to Offer Raven Tubeless Cyclocross Tire

    Not many folks are running tubeless for ‘cross yet. Our recent poll indicated only 4% of our readers are racing with tubeless setups, with the majority (55%) of folks running clinchers. Stan over at NoTubes.com is hoping to convert more…

  • Sea Otter Has Cyclocross!

    The 2008 Sea Otter Classic, despite offering almost every type of cycling event, does not have an official cyclocross event. But there’s no shortage of  cyclocross love and eye candy at the event, with numerous vendors at its festival, and…

  • Manufacturer Recalls – ‘Crossers Beware

    Note: This was one of three April Fools stories, posted on April 1, 2008. Alan and Guerciotti make fine ‘cross bikes and have not recalled any of them. Following last month’s recall of cyclocross cranksets by Ritchey Design, cycloross racers…

  • Trade In Your Dirty Bike for a Euro Bike, Take Our Poll

    Well, based on our last poll, it seems like over half of you haven’t bothered to clean and lube your ‘cross bikes since the season ended, let alone overhaul them. Does that mean you’re gonna pass on that crusty heap…

  • CX Highlights from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show

    CXM correspondent Brooke Hoyer combed the 5th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Portland Oregon to find the latest ‘cross offerings from our continent’s best builders. His initial report is below. We’ll have expanded coverage in our print…

  • ‘Cross Goodies in Vegas

    So we’ve heard from many of you that you’re interested in bike technology, especially new equipment and what the pro’s are using, but also what’s affordable and useful for the average rider. So we combed Interbike looking for all things…

  • What happens in Vegas…

    We’ll tell you what happens in Vegas. We’re blabbermouths. We’re off to Interbike to report on the new gear in the pipeline as well as Cross Vegas. Check back soon for updates from Sin City.



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