Tag archive for ‘mud’

  • What Tire Tread Is Best For Cyclocross? – ’Cross Continuing Education

    The new Challenge Grifo Team Edition with 320 tpi cotton casing. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Tire choice is one of the most hotly debated topics in all of ’cross. The lack of active suspension means that tires are your first line of defense against rooted, bumpy, and rutted terrain. Tires choice will also make all…

  • Getting the Mud Out: Best Laundry Practices

    Pre-spray and post-spray socks. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Since I started racing cyclocross two years ago, I’ve gone through more kit than I’d care to admit. Kits stained with mud that, no matter how many runs through the wash that they get, the mud simply will not come…

  • Holiday Cyclocross Product Spotlight: Planet Bike’s Cyclocross Fender Set

    Planet Bike Cyclocross Fender Set

    The holidays are a perfect time to celebrate the gift of cyclocross, and what better way to whoop it up than to share some ’cross love with others? Give a teammate a must-have tool (that you can borrow), introduce a…

  • A Closer Look at the Challenge Limus Cyclocross Tubular Tire for Mud

    The Challenge Limus tubular tire, in 700x33c width, 300tpi casing. © Cyclocross Magazine

    The Challenge Limus cyclocross tubular tires are making their way across the country, just in time for cyclocross season. We have received a review pair (freshly made on July 02, in Thailand), and we’ve got some pre-gluing observations from our…

  • Are Deep Section Rims Really Better in Mud? CXM Labs Puts Them to the Test

    issue 13 cyclocross magazine

    In Issue 13, we take a look at some “Mud Myths” that, as racers, you’ve surely heard from coaches, old racers, mechanics and spectators. In particular, myths exist about deep carbon rims and their effectiveness when the terrain gets soggy. One of three myths lined up to be confirmed or busted in this issue was, “Does a carbon rim really track better in mud?” We wanted answers, so we took some time in the “CXM Lab” (read: muddy course) with these myths and some serious gear in mind, all for science’s sake.

  • Looking at the Limus – Challenge Tire’s Mud Cyclocross Tubular Tire Unveiled

    Challenge Tire’s long-awaited Limus cyclocross tubular, its mud-specific tire and answer to the Dugast Rhino, is in production and recent prototypes are already here in the States. After bringing you tread photos of the Limus from Interbike 2010, Cyclocross Magazine has acquired photos of early versions of the new Challenge tubular that’s named after the Latin word for Mud.

  • GP Mistral Showcases the Far East Mud

    Perhaps you’ve gotten a good taste of cyclocross in Japan from Brian Vernor’s movie, The Cyclocross Meeting, where Barry Wicks and Adam McGrath battle Japan’s best on dry, sandy courses. But Japan boasts its share of muddy races, and racers…

  • Flemish Mud Reconsidered on Veteran’s Day

    The trunk of a tree near Sanctuary Wood that was destroyed by an artillery shell during WWI © Dan Seaton

    by Dan Seaton Dulce et Decorum Est A few weeks ago I took a weekend off from racing to drive out to Ieper – sometimes better known by its French name, Ypres – with my wife, Mindi, and her aunt…

  • A Muddy Affair at Oregon’s Heiser Farms

    Rainy, muddy races are tough on bodies, equipment and egos – but challenging weather is an integral part of cyclocross, right? Combine that with plenty of off-camber pitches; short, steep ups and downs that saw enough traffic to make them…

  • Oregon Racers Wage Muddy Battle at Barlow

    by Josh Liberles It’s two days after the Battle at Barlow race in Gresham, just outside of Portland, Oregon, and I’m still finding small bits of mud lingering under my eyelids. The first clump found my eyeball about 50 meters…

  • Mud, Sweat and Gears Wraps Up Final Series Races of 2009

    Tennessee’s Mud, Sweat and Gears series finished up this past weekend. Here we have race reports for both MSG#5 in Bristol, Tennessee and MSG#6, the series finale and blowout bash. by Dwayne Letterman MSG #5 dawned cold and snowy with…

  • Past Blast Videos: Portland USGP

    No mud this year at Portland USGP!? © Josh Liberles

    by Josh Liberles The weather report for the upcoming USGP weekend in Portland, Oregon calls for dry and cold days. If that holds, this will mark the first non-soaked-edition since the USGP started coming around in 2004. While the conditions…

  • Mud, Sweat and Gears Opening Weekend Breaks Tennessee Attendance Records

    2009 Mud Sweat and Gears opened with the City of Kingsport, TN pulling out all the stops to make our first race at  Domtar the biggest ever. Not just a cross race but a cross event! With the largest fields…

  • Just As It Ended: Seattle Cyclocross Season Kicks Off with Mud

    by David Queen, photos by Janet Hill In the Pacific Northwest we traditionally kick off our ‘cross season with the ASC Labor Day ‘Cross Championships in Seattle. Many cyclocross elitists have avoided this event in the past because of historically…

  • 1,267 Party in Rain and Mud in Portland’s Cross Crusade Opener

    By Erik Voldengen, Photos by David Roth Alpenrose Dairy, Portland, Oregon. Setting a new attendance record, 1,267 eager racers of all levels attended the Cross Crusade’s season opener at the Alpenrose Dairy in Portland, Oregon. From the first race at…

  • Surprising Parents, Defying Human Instincts – Spirit of Cyclocross Entry

    Here’s yet another entry to our “Spirit of ‘Cross” essay contest. This one, by Scott Van Bergen, is for any junior considering trying cyclocross, and any parent hoping to inspire their child to join the fun.(View the growing list of…



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