Tag archive for ‘Racer Review’

  • Cyclocross Wheel Review: Williams Cyclocross Tubular Wheelset Review

    Williams Cyclocross Wheelset © Cyclocross Magazine

    Williams has brought to market a cyclocross specific tubular wheel set that is a strong performer yet durable enough for even the most aggressive Clydesdale. The wheels are built with stout 14 straight gauge spokes: 2-cross lacing on the front and 3-cross on the rear. The semi-aero, aluminum rim is robust, benefiting from a simple tubular cross section. The rims are completed with a brilliant white paint scheme, and their `cross-specific pedigree is emphasized by bold decals.

  • New Product Spotlight and Early Test: 2012 Ridley X-Fire Carbon Cyclocross Bike with Pressfit 30 Bottom Bracket

    The new 2012 Ridley X-Fire PF30 Ultegra cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Ridley, a company based in Northern Flanders has deep roots in cyclocross. While the European pros primarily ride the flagship X-Night, the U.S. Ridley-sponsored riders are all on X-Fires, as they make for easier flying without the seatmast of the X-Night. Though in the new catalog, the 2012 Ridley X-Fire is so new it is not yet on their website, but we have an early edition that we’ve been riding and will be reviewed in Issue 13.

  • 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.

  • Going Tubeless for Cyclocross – Avoiding the Burp, Choosing the Best Tires, and a DIY System (Updated, Part III)

    Cameron Falconer's Budget Tubeless Setup: Two cheap rubber rim strips, a UST valve, and a WTB Interwolf tire on a Open Pro rim.

    Going tubeless for cyclocross is an attractive option for anyone tired of pinch-flatting clinchers or gluing and re-gluing (or flatting) expensive tubulars. Cyclocross Magazine has long experimented with tubeless tires on our cyclocross bikes, in both cyclocross and mountain bike…

  • The Perfect Cyclocross Wheel – Tests and Reviews

    The Perfect Cyclocross Wheel © Cyclocross Magazine

    It’s a popular belief that if you can upgrade only one part on your bike, it should be your wheels. There are a lot of good reasons behind this, as wheels have a profound impact on predictable handling, braking, acceleration and even coasting. In cyclocross use, we’d argue that most of these variables are exaggerated when compared to road cycling and that upgrading to a new set of wheels for cyclocross is even more justified.

  • Zipp 303 Cyclocross Tubular Wheelset Review

    Zipp 303 Cyclocross Wheelset © Cyclocross Magazine

    Cyclocross Wheel Review: Zipp 303 Carbon Tubular Wheelset

  • Rolf Prima VCX Cyclocross Clincher Wheelset Review

    Rolf Cross Wheelset © Cyclocross Magazine

    Rolf Prima VCX Cyclocross Clincher Wheelset Review

  • More Gear and Bike Reviews Coming to Cyclocross Magazine

    Redline gives you full housing or standard housing braze-ons choices for the rear derailleur. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Cyclocross Magazine’s print subscribers have long enjoyed our comprehensive product reviews, especially our in-depth, objective bike reviews and tests. Issue 12, mailing now, features reviews of the Cannondale Super X, the All City Nature Boy and the Fuji Altamira with two full pages dedicated to each bike, with real-world riding and racing and as always, no advertorial.

  • ´Cross Bike Review: Ibis Hakkalugi Carbon Cyclocross Bike

    Ibis Hakkalugi Carbon Cyclocross Bike © Cyclocross Magazine

    The Ibis Hakkalugi disappeared, went on a crash diet, got a new wardrobe, but is still waiting for your next cyclocross adventure. The two standout features of the bike have got to be the handjob rear cable hanger and “Phlegmish” paintjob. Ibis shows its mountain bike heritage in the frame’s geometry, with a slightly sloping top tube, bottom bracket a bit on the higher side (6.2cm drop) and slacker angles (71.5 head angle, 72 degree seat angle on our 55cm test bike).

  • ´Cross Bike Review: Redline Conquest Team Cyclocross Bike

    Redline Conquest Team Cyclocross Bike, 2010 © Cyclocross Magazine

    Redline shows off its cyclocross expertise with a race-ready spec on the aluminum Conquest Team.



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