The holiday season is here, and for some, it's time to start thinking about gifts for the cyclocross fan in your life. In the next two weeks, we will be bringing you some gift ideas to help make sure it is a Merry Crossmas for one and all.

Books are a classic holiday gift idea, and they offer hours of enjoyment and a lifetime of knowledge. This year, several have come across our desks that are worth considering. Our Winter reading list includes:

  • Gravel Cycling by Nick Legan
  • Cyclocross Photo Albums by Balint Hamvas
  • Rainbows in the Mud by Paul Maunder
  • The Haywire Heart by Chris Case, Dr. John Mandrola and Lennard Zinn
  • Behind the Stare by Geoff Proctor

Learn more about them and why they might be great fits for the cyclist in your life via the slider below. Have a hankering for something on this list? We are not opposed to sharing this list to drop a not-so-subtle hint to anyone watching your social media feed.

Of course, it needs to be said, Cyclocross Magazine receives no compensation from companies for inclusion in our Holiday Gift Guides. We only consider products we've had experience with. No advetorial here.

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Cyclocross Photo Albums by Balint Hamvas

Balint Hamvas' Cyclocross 2016/17 Photo Album cover

Balint Hamvas’ Cyclocross 2016/17 Photo Album cover

Why is it a good gift?

Photographer Balint Hamvas is one of the hardest-working folks in cyclocross, working a full schedule and working the course to get the best shots. Each year since the 2011/12 season, Hamvas has put together an annual photo album that combines his best photos with articles about the season to create a complete record of the year that was in cyclocross.

We recently spoke with Hamvas about his 2016/17 Cyclocross Photo Album. It features a memorable feature on Jingle Cross race director John Meehan and much more. Hamvas also has past years’ albums available as well,

Who is it good for? 

Hamvas’ books provide a written and visual treat for cyclocross fans. His albums held prosvide a history of their respective seasons, so fans of Euro ’cross—and more recently the U.S. World Cups—are likely to appreciate what they have to offer. Hamvas’ photography is top-notch as well, so cyclocrossers who also enjoy capturing the sport from behind the lens will enjoy the photography in the albums.

Pairs perfectly with Rainbows in the Mud, since that book doesn’t have any photos.

Your recipient’s possible reaction?

“Can we go to Worlds? And I think I need a better camera.”


$41.50 (2016/17 season)

$35.50 (earlier seasons)

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