One of the interesting things in attending a race abroad, at least for bike geeks, is the interesting bikes you’ll see, especially if the event attracts racers from outside the cyclocross powerhouses.
Compact cranksets, clincher tires, and Campagnolo / SRAM mixed drivetrains at a UCI C1 cyclocross race? Yes, at least at the C1 Qiansen Trophy Cyclocross Race here in China. Add in a few dozen brands most Americans have never heard of, and there’s plenty to see just in terms of cyclocross bikes before the racing begins.
We take a look and a few of the more interesting bikes and components we saw a day before the race in the gallery below.
Stay tuned for full bike profiles and a report from the race which begins in just a few hours.