Tag archive for ‘disc brakes’

  • A Look at Cannondale’s 2013 SuperX and CAADX Cyclocross Bikes – Press Camp 2012

    Cannondale 2013 CAADX cyclocross bike with Ultegra. ©Cyclocross Magazine

    Park City, Utah – Cyclocross Magazine’s Utah resident Tim Akers crashed the 2012 Press Camp party at Deer Valley and got early specs on the 2013 Cannondale cyclocross line as well as an up-close look at two new 2013 Cannondale…

  • Sea Otter 2012: Look’s X-85 Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike

    Look's new carbon disc brake-only X-85 cyclocross frameset is in production. As shown at Sea Otter 2012. ©Cyclocross Magazine

    We’ve still got quite a number of new cyclocross products from the 2012 Sea Otter Classic to highlight, so check back regularly for more cyclocross bikes and gear. Today we highlight the Look X-85 carbon disc brake cyclocross bike. Although…

  • First Look: Raleigh’s 2013 RXC Carbon Cyclocross Line, New RXC Pro Disc Di2 Model – Video

    The new 2013 Raleigh RXC Pro Disc cyclocross bike with Ultegra Di2, Shimano CX75 disc brakes, and Cole carbon clincher wheels. ©Cyclocross Magazine

    We gave you a quick preview of the new 2013 Raleigh RXC Pro Disc cyclocross bike from the 2012 Sea Otter Classic yesterday, but today we’ve got more details, photos, and a video profile of the new 2013 carbon cyclocross…

  • First Look: Redline’s 2013 Conquest Disc and Updated Conquest Team Carbon Cyclocross Bikes – Video

    2013 Redline Conquest Team carbon cyclocross frameset. Sea Otter 2012. ©Cyclocross Magazine

    by Andrew Yee We took an in-depth look at two 2013 Redline Conquest models at the 2012 Sea Otter Classic — the new 2013 aluminum Conquest Disc cyclocross bike, and the updated 2013 Conquest Team (and Pro) carbon disc-ready cyclocross…

  • Sea Otter 2012 Day 1 – It’s All About Disc Brakes in Cyclocross – Updated

    New cyclocross bikes are often unveiled at Sea Otter, and this year, just as we saw at the 2011 Sea Otter Classic edition, the buzz and new cyclocross products on display are mostly centered around disc brakes, both mechanical and…

  • Shimano Introduces New Saint, Zee Gravity Mountain Bike Component Groups

    The Sea Otter Classic and Expo presents an opportunity for manufacturers to unveil their latest products, and Cyclocross Magazine will be there to cover all new products relevant to the cyclocrosser.  Check back often over the next week for exclusive…

  • Mechanics Weigh In: Disc Brakes

    Shimano's new CX75 Cyclocross and Road Mechanical Disc Brake

    Disc brakes have really struck a cord with readers, racers and mechanics as everyone starts planning out what new gear to invest in for the coming season. We got a lot of feedback on our last Mechanical Monday topic of…

  • Stu Thorne Talks Back About Disc Brakes

    It didn't come out often during the season, but Tim Johnson was all disc and all speed on his new prototype bike. ©Pat Malach

    by Molly Hurford With the huge response we got to our most recent Mechanical Monday topic of disc brakes, we had to reach out to the man who has helped to start the revolution. Stu Thorne, the owner of CyclocrossWorld.com,…

  • Mechanical Monday: Disc Brakes, an Intro

    It didn't come out often during the season, but Tim Johnson was all disc and all speed on his new prototype bike. ©Pat Malach

    by Molly Hurford We didn’t see disc brakes too frequently this season, but every so often, you’d spot a set on elite wheels, including those of Tim Johnson with his Cannondale SuperX. And with companies like Felt coming out with…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of March 9th, 2012

    Kat Statman weighs in with his latest Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings, an opinionated round-up of the recent week’s happenings in the world of cyclocross. by Kat Statman This week we have some really great off-season news for you: Bart Wellens has…

  • Tim Johnson’s Prototype Disc Brake Cannondale SuperX Bike

    It didn't come out often during the season, but Tim Johnson was all disc and all speed on his new prototype bike. ©Pat Malach

    by Josh Liberles Tim Johnson, one of America’s top ’crossers, has had a disc-brake-equipped prototype carbon Cannondale SuperX on board the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com team truck for most of the season, but he’s only busted it out in races recently. It was…

  • Tim Johnson on His Prototype Disc Brakes, His First Season Win, and What’s Next

    Even the Grinch couldn't steal Tim Johnson's first win of the season from him. Amy Dykema

    by Molly Hurford For someone who skipped road season to prep for cyclocross season, Tim Johnson has been having a rough Fall, from false starts to bad luck. Until this weekend at Jingle Cross, he hadn’t take a win (though…

  • Pro Cyclocross Rumors & Rumblings Week of September 30th/October 1st, 2011

    The steel, disc-brake equipped Furley brings steel, disc brakes and one gear to the Raleigh 2012 Cyclocross bike line-up. © Cyclocross Magazine

    by Kat Statman Every year, cyclocross and women get a little closer to equality and Rabobank has helped making that transition again. So I hear that disc brakes are the next thing in cross, but where are they? Niels Albert…

  • Mechanical Mondays: Mechanical Disc Brake Adjustments

    Setting up disc brakes correctly is going to be a big new part of cyclocross. Jason Gardner

    There is no denying that disc brakes are gaining in popularity among cyclocross bikes. One look at the ’cross bike photos from the recent Eurobike and Interbike trade shows is enough to show that disc-brake-equipped ’cross bikes are the wave of the future. Their benefits are well known; tire clearance is now only a matter of the frame. They are more powerful with more control and they are not so nearly affected by water and mud. Apart from all these benefits though, the tighter tolerances associated with disc brakes lend themselves more easily to poor adjustment, and improper adjustment on disc brakes can ruin your race more easily than a poorly adjusted cantilever. Too loose and you lose your braking altogether; too tight and your brake drags the whole time. The down side is these poor conditions happen a lot easier to disc brakes than to cantilevers.

  • In The Saddle With Luke Keough, Two Time 17-18 National Champion

    Luke Keough relaxes during a mid-ride ice cream break. © Molly Hurford

    Luke Keough is remarkably mature for his age, and rightly so: though he’s only 19 years old, he’s been racing for 15 of them and is extremely serious about what he does. That’s not to say that he doesn’t love horsing around with his teammates, weaving around on the road during recovery rides so he can hop into ditches on his road bike, eating ice cream as recovery food or spending an evening at the mall goofing off, but when he’s on the bike, he’s all business. And as he should be: even at 19, his list of palmares surpasses some seasoned pros: he’s the two-time National Champion for the 17-18 field, placed tenth in the 17-18 field at worlds in Italy, won the Elite race both days at Northhampton at Cycle-Smart International in 2010 and the list goes on.

  • Sea Otter 2011: Easton and WTB’s Mountain Bike Wheels Give Glimpse of Upcoming Cyclocross Technologies

    Easton EC90 XC 29er carbon wheels - the ultimate for disc-brake-equipped cyclocross bikes?

    Sea Otter 2011 tech coverage continues with all new product relevant to cyclocrossers. In this installment, we take a look a mountain bike wheels from Easton and WTB that are ready for the disc brake cyclocross bike and give us…

  • Sea Otter 2011: Airborne Unveils Disc Brake-Equipped Cyclocross Bike for the Masses

    After re-launching the brand last year at Sea Otter, Airborne Bicycles was back this year and had a new cyclocross ride to show off at Sea Otter. The Delta cyclocross bike follows the company’s relatively lengthy history of making cyclocross…

  • UCI to Mandate Disc Brakes, Regulate Gloves and Shoes in 2012

    Expect to see lots of homebrew brake solutions like this as racers try to comply with new UCI regulations for the 2012 cyclocross season. © Paul Guerra

    by Paul Guerra Due to slower-than-expected adoption of disc brakes at the top level of the sport after their legalization a year ago, the UCI has made the surprising off-season decision to mandate the use of them at all UCI-sanctioned…

  • An End of Season Reflection on New Rules – A Column by Lee Waldman

    Masters racer Lee Waldman takes a look at this year’s rule changes and shares his personal opinions, with the benefit of a year of hindsight. Agree with him? Disagree? Drop a comment below. Missed Lee’s last column? Catch up on…

  • CXM Tech Exclusive: Drop Bar Hydraulic Disc Brake Adapter Tested at Nationals

    With the recent UCI ruling allowing disc brakes in cyclocross, and USA Cycling’s subsequent adoption of the rule for the 2010 Cyclocross National Championships, a number of disc brakes will be out on the course. Almost all will be cable-pull…

  • Adam Myerson Reflects on the New UCI Rule Changes

    Adam Myerson is a longtime racer who has worked his way up to the pro ranks of road and cyclocross racing. As both a competitor and the owner of Cycle-Smart coaching, Myerson knows what goes into maximizing performance on a…

  • UCI Allows Disc Brakes for Cyclocross, Debate Rages

    Tektro Lyra Disc Brake for Cyclocross

    by Jamie Mack Changes to UCI rules are often met with suspicion by traditionalists, and outright whining about new rules is not unusual. The latest rulings that ‘crossers need to consider include the provision that disc brakes are now permitted….

  • New UCI Rules Mean Big Changes Next Season

    by Dan Seaton New rules officially adopted by the UCI’s Management Committee today will mean major changes for the world’s top races come this fall.  The rules, which cover everything from allowed bicycle components to course design, were approved following…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • The Next Big Thing: Out of Competition Bike Tests?

    Yesterday, our own assistant editor, Josh Patterson, was riding a disc-brake equipped Salsa La Cruz to the park, getting ready to put it through another beat-down for an upcoming bike review for the magazine. On the way, he was urgently…



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