Tag archive for ‘review’

  • Cyclocross Bike Review: Fort Victor CX

    The Fort Victor CX. © Andrew Yee

    From Issue 18, we give you the Fort Victor CX bike, as reviewed by Andrew Yee. Anyone who regularly follows international cyclocross racing knows that the Czech Republic proudly claims some of the world’s fastest racers and biggest races, including…

  • Review: Feedback Sports’ Euro-Style Sprint Work Stand

    Compact design but plenty of strength with the Feedback Sprint stand.

    by Alan “Danger” Zinniker Go to any high-level professional cyclocross or road race, and watch the professional European mechanics clean and work on a bike. They’re not dealing with workstands with finicky clamps that can crush lightweight carbon frames or…

  • Getting SRAM Red 2012 Dirty in Cyclocross: First Impressions

    The 2012 SRAM Red Levers.

    SRAM’s new 2012 Red Group, as ridden by Jeremy Powers has already captured the CrossVegas 2012 title, but what changes implemented in the new component group are relevant for cyclocrossers? In Issue 18, just off the printer, we did a…

  • ’Cross Shoe Review: Gaerne G. Keira Cyclocross / Mountain Bike Shoe

    Gaerne G. Keira mtb and cyclocross shoe. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Is there such a thing as a perfect cyclocross shoe? We’re certainly always looking out for one. In our short little history, we’ve reviewed nearly twenty shoes, and each tester is always hoping that the next shoe he (or she)…

  • Cyclocross Wheel Review: Revolution Wheelworks Rev-33X Carbon Tubular Wheelset

    Revolution Wheelworks newest offering. Jonathan Kahler

    Most serious cyclocrossers eventually move from clinchers to tubular tires (or tubeless) to take advantage of the faster speeds of low-pressure tires with less pinch flat risk.  Serious cyclocrossers who can afford it often look to carbon rims for weight…

  • Tire Review: Specialized Tracer Cyclocross Tubular, 700x33c

    Specialized Tracer Cyclocross Tubular Tire, 700x33c © Cyclocross Magazine

    Specialized has been working on a new line of cyclocross tubular tires for several years now, and with input from riders like 2010 National Champion Todd Wells, it developed several prototypes last season. The Specialized Tracer cyclocross tire comes in three configurations: the 290tpi, 423g Tracer Tubular, the folding 282g Tracer Pro clincher, and the Tracer Sport wire bead clincher (weights are average of early prototypes, as measured by Cyclocross Magazine) . All three models are listed at 33c to fall within UCI regulations. Our early tubular versions measured out at 32c, and Specialized informed us that the production versions will have slightly larger casings.

  • Tire Review: Michelin Jet Cyclocross Clincher

    Michelin Jet cyclocross tire. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Cyclocross Tire Review: Michelin Jet Cyclocross 700x30c Clincher Riding and Racing Impressions: The Michelin Jet replaced the well-loved green Michelin Sprint cyclocross tire, and like its predecessor, it is intended for dry, fast courses. As a rear tire, it lives…

  • ´Cross Bike Review: Kona Major One Singlespeed Cyclocross

    Kona Major One singlespeed cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine

    Kona gets single-minded with the scandium Major One. The Major One singlespeed cyclocross bike, at $1099 retail, is a capable allaround workhorse of a bike and a great way to try the fun of singlespeeding.

  • Book Review: The Spirit of Blue-Collared Racing Captured in Joe Parkin’s “Come and Gone”

    Come and Gone book cover

    The release of Joe Parkin’s latest book, Come and Gone, may have gone and went – it released in April of this year – but what better way to stoke your personal fires for this exciting upcoming season than with…

  • Product Reviews: An International Cowbell Shootout

    Here’s an article from way back in Issue 3 of our print magazine. It’s been a while since we delved into the world of cowbells, but it’s high time that this popular article resurfaces. As you cobble together the various…

  • Product Review: Dr. Will Offers a Great All-Natural Energy Bar to Cyclocrossers

    by Kenton Berg In a very crowded market like energy bars, it’s hard for the little guy to stand up and get noticed sometimes, but this is exactly what the folks at Dr. Will Bar have done. They’ve strayed from…

  • Product Spotlight – Rudy Project Sterling

    by Jamie Mack Helmets tend to be a very personal choice, with fit sometimes determining the brand a rider prefers more than any other feature. Cyclocross Magazine has tested the latest from one of the major manufacturers of cycling helmets…

  • DVD Review: Warriors of Cyclocross

    This product review is from Issue 8. Want to see more great content like this? You can buy backorders of the entire Issue 8, as well as most of the Issues published to date, and subscribe to Cyclocross Magazine on…

  • Inflator Reviews: Prestaflator and Problem Solvers Air-Bob Universal

    Prestaflator and Problem Solvers Air-Bob Universal Inflators

    This product review is from Issue 8. Want to see more great content like this? You can buy back copies of the entire Issue 8, as well as most of the issues published to date, and subscribe to Cyclocross Magazine…

  • Product Spotlight and Review: Kurt Kinetic Road Machine and Power Computer

    by Josh Liberles It’s hard for me to get excited about an indoor trainer. If I’m riding a trainer, it usually means I’ve either done a poor job of time management and have no other alternative, or I’m being too…

  • Product Spotlight – Kool N’ Fit Sport Conditioning Spray

    Kool 'N Fit Sport Conditioning Spray. Photo: Courtesy

    by Josh Liberles Kool ‘N Fit Sport is a liquid spray designed to help with muscle warm-up and recovery. Add “does laundry” and “cooks your recovery dinner” to its list of attributes and it would be every racer’s perfect mate….

  • New Product Spotlight: FastForward F4C Wheelset

    by Josh Liberles For the past several months, Cyclocross Magazine’s remote test lab in Oregon has been slinging through the mud, putting Fast Forward’s new F4C carbon cyclocross tubulars to the ultimate test. Founded in 2006, Fast Forward is a…

  • Shoe Week Day 6: 2010 Specialized S-Works MTB Shoe Review

    Cyclocross Magazine’s year-long search for the perfect cyclocross shoe continues with Day 6 of Shoe Week. We look at Specialized’s top offering, the not-yet-released 2010 S-Works MTB. Missed our previous features? Catch up on Day 5′s Winter Shoe Roundup. by…

  • Shoe Week Day 5: A Winter Shoe Roundup

    Cyclocross Magazine’s year-long search for the perfect cyclocross shoe continues with Day 5 of Shoe Week. Our look at the Sidi Diablo GTX is a brand new review. We’ve also resurrected three winter shoe reviews from issue four of the…

  • Shoe Week Supplement: Keep Your Kicks Dry with Dry Guy

    A typical post-race hotel scene: 'Cross shoes, lingering mud, Dry Guy, coffee pot © Josh Liberles

    Today’s Shoe Week bonus: although not a cyclocross shoe review per se, we bring to you a quick write-up of a product that could both increase your shoes’ lifespan and make for happier, drier feet. Read up on the Dry…

  • Cyclocross is Spoken Here: Cyclepath, Portland

    Here’s another in our series of articles that dig a little deeper to find the unique and great cyclocross shops out there. With the USGP coming to Portland this weekend, we decided to highlight one of the local shops. Look…

  • Shoe Week Day 4: Lake MX170 Review

    Cyclocross Magazine’s year-long search for the perfect cyclocross shoe continues with Day 3 of Shoe Week. Today we take a look at Lake’s MX170 shoe. Missed our previous features? See our reviews from Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3….

  • Shoe Week Day 2: Mavic Fury Review – UPDATE: Photos

    Another entry for Shoe Week! We at Cyclocross Magazine are running a week-long roundup in our search for shoes well-suited for ‘cross, featuring everything from wicked cheap to ultra-bling. Some we love, others we don’t – and we’ll provide unbiased…

  • New Product Spotlight and Review: Rapha Cross Kit

    by Josh Liberles British cycling clothing company Rapha has redesigned their original Cross Kit (reviewed in Issue 5)  for the 2009/10 season. Rapha apparel is well-known for their subdued, classic styling and quality construction. Their cyclocross garb is no exception….

  • Shoe Week Is Here! Day 1: Specialized and Shimano Reviews

    Cyclocross shoe lineup © Cyclocross Magazine

    Introducing… Shoe Week! We at Cyclocross Magazine will run a week-long roundup in our search for shoes well-suited for ‘cross, featuring everything from wicked cheap to ultra-bling. Some we love, others we don’t – and we’ll provide unbiased feedback on…



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