Tag archive for ‘upgrades’

  • What Should I Upgrade First On My Cyclocross Bike? — ’Cross Continuing Education

    Alchemy at NAHBS 2014. © Iain Banks

    So you’re thinking of upgrades—that means you’re serious about ’cross! It can get pricey—think a whole new drivetrain—or it can be as simple as a new handlebar tape. The first question to ask yourself is why you want to upgrade…

  • USA Cycling Revises Cyclocross Upgrade Criteria, Adds Category 5 Field

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    COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – USA Cycling on Wednesday announced that it has amended rule 1E6, which outlines upgrades and downgrades for cyclocross racers. Beginning in 2013, all newly-licensed riders will begin as a category 5 racer. Any riders who will…

  • Mechanical Mondays: Upgrade Your Bike For Under $100

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    It’s that time of year again: time to pull your cyclocross bike out of storage, take a good, long look at it and think, “Well, now what does it need?” Because we’re bike racers. And our bikes always need something, preferably something shiny and new. However, if you’re on a strict bike budget, there are some sneaky ways to upgrade or update your bike for the season, there’s an easy solution: accessories. (And yes, we realize that this piece reads like a fashion magazine article on making that Little Black Dress look brand-new by simply adding new jewelry or shoes.) Still, if you’ve been racing on — or just bought — a stock bike, we have some suggestions for how to dress it up so it stands out in the field (hopefully because you snagged the hole shot.)

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