cyclocross magazine issue 20 coverNow that the whirlwind of Nationals, Masters Worlds and Worlds is over, in the next few weeks Cyclocross Magazine Issue 20 will start to arrive in mailboxes and on store shelves around the country. Issue 20 is packed to the gills with behind-the-scenes content from Worlds and Nationals, but it’s also jam-packed with bike reviews and a look at all five of the custom cyclocross bikes from our Considering Custom series that our testers have been reviewing, and three reviews of new off-the-shelf models.

And if you were thinking it’s the off-season, you’d be wrong: we’ve got a whole feature on gravel racing, so you won’t need to put away the cyclocross bike just yet. We also celebrate the best of the last season, with our Editors’ and Readers’ Awards.

If you haven’t subscribed to the only dedicated cyclocross publication in the world, what are you waiting for? For less than what you might spend on coffee or beer in a day, you can have days’ worth of informative, entertaining and moving cyclocross joy.

Copies will be hitting store shelves soon too, check here for shops that carry CXM. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

  • The New Off-Season Craze: Gravel Racing Takes Over the US … and gives cyclocrossers an excuse to stay in the dirt after the season is over. We look at the phenomenon, from the races across the country to the bikes racers are choosing.
  • Worlds in Louisville: Tales from the Key Players
    Masters racers Sue Butler and Steve Tilford
    U23 Racer Josh Johnson
    Announcer Richard Fries
    Tales from the Pit Crews
    Worlds in Pictures
  • Sven Nys’ Ultimate Validation
  • US Nationals: The Stories Behind the Wins
    The 2013 Yearbook
    Jonathan Page and Zach McDonald: a Study in Opposites
    From master to Rookie: Katie Compton and Jade Wilcoxson
    Nationals by the Numbers
    Training Tips from the National Champions
  • Considering Custom, part 3, with Alchemy Bicycle Company, Protek Bicycles USA, Calfee Designs, Zanconato and Mosaic Cycles
  • 2013 Reader and Editor Awards
  • Reviews of 2013 bikes from Scott, Litespeed and Bailey
  • Justin Lindine, Elle Anderson and Ellen Noble interviews
  • Disc brake and wheel reviews from Shimano, Hayes, Avid, Easton and NoTubes

Have some feedback for us, or want to share your favorite cyclocross photos? We really want to hear from you. Send us your letters to hugsorhate(at)cxmagazine.com, and please submit photos to crosseyed(at)cxmagazine.com for consideration for our readers’ photo gallery appearing in every issue.

The beginning of the next cyclocross season may seem far away, but Issue 21 will be a mid-off-season crutch to help you make it until it’s time for the next start line. In the meantime, make sure to pick up Issue 20 and join us in celebrating a phenomenal season gone by.

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