Cyclocross

Cyclocross began about a hundred years ago in Belgium when local road racers would see who could get to the nearest pub and there were no rules: you could go through fields, over fences, etc. That turned into one of the largest growing types of bicycle racing in recent years. But cyclocross bikes are good for far more than just racing (though that’s very fun too).

Cyclocross bikes make great commuter bikes, some people buy them because of their great all-around nature. Ride to the coffee shop, on the local fire road, or take it to work, a cyclocross bike can handle it.

So what makes a cyclocross bike different? Only a few things:

  • knobby tires for dirt and mud (usually 700c x 30mm)
  • mountain bike brakes (cantilever brakes or disc’s are popular)
  • mountain bike pedals (easier to clip in and shed mud better)

As the sport of cyclocross has grown over the last ten years, the equipment has gotten quite high end. Carbon cyclocross frames and forks with carbon cantilever brakes and Zipp carbon fiber wheels are ridden by the pros. But don’t be put off, remember cyclocross harkens back to a simpler time in winter in Belgium with a bunch of mates that just wanted a good workout before their Trappist Monk ales.

As with all types of bikes, frame material is a big decision:

  • Steel: typically heavier, tougher to break
  • Aluminum: lightweight, cheap
  • Carbon: very lightweight, expensive
  • Titanium: less popular but Titanium offers many advantages of both aluminum and steel

The newest carbon fiber forks are made very well and do a great job of lightening a bike but also to absorb a lot of road vibrations. Many entry level cyclocross bikes come stock with carbon fiber forks now. Typically, you can expect to pay anywhere from $100-$200 extra for a bike that comes with a carbon fork over a steel or aluminum one.

Nashbar CX1 Cyclocross Bike

$499.99
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Giant TCX Cyclocross Bicycle Carbon Fork CX ROAD HYBRID BIKE GRAVEL 

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2013 Cannondale Super X Ultegra DI2 56CM CARBON CYCLOCROSS

$1,600.00
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BIANCHI CYCLOCROSS frame and fork. Outstanding.

$500.00
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Nashbar Alloy 105 Cyclocross Bike

$799.99
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Ritchey Swiss cross Di2 Cx Steel 55cm cyclocross gravel

$1,200.00
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2016 Focus Mares CX Bike - Large / 56cm - Shimano Ultegra Cyclocross Gravel 

$1,900.00 (0 Bids)
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Nashbar Alloy 105 Cyclocross Bike

$799.99
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Trek Crossrip Elite CX Bike - 56cm - Cyclocross - 700c Disc - Sora - Carbon fork

$595.00
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2017 BMC CROSSMACHINE CX01 Rival 1X CARBON CYCLOCROSS Bike 54cm DEMO

$1,250.00 (42 Bids)
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Ridley X-Fire Cyclocross Frame & Fork, 54cm, Great Gravel Bike

$199.00 (0 Bids)
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Nashbar Alloy 105 Cyclocross Bike

$799.99
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Specialized Crux E5 Disc Gravel Cyclocross 1x Build Chris King Wheels 56cm

$1,350.00
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Lynskey Ti 6/4 Titanium Pro Cross Disc Gravel Cyclocross Bike Frame Niner Salsa

$1,800.00
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2015 Specialized Crux E5 Single Speed SS 56cm Hydraulic Brakes TRP Cyclocross CX

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2016 Raleigh RXC Pro Carbon Cyclocross Frame Set Fork 58cm Blue Disc Thru Axle

$499.99
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BH CB1 Cyclocross / Gravel Bike 54cm Medium Ultegra / SRAM / FSA / DT Swiss

$512.33 (0 Bids)
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New 2013 Focus Rapha CX Cyclocross Carbon Bike Frameset Frame & Fork, 54cm

$579.95
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2017 BMC CROSSMACHINE CX01 Force 1X CARBON CYCLOCROSS Bike 51cm DEMO

$1,400.00 (23 Bids)
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Nashbar Alloy 105 Cyclocross Bike

$799.99
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Cyclocross Gravel Frameset Steel Paul Gitane 

$350.00
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2017 Trek Boone RSL Cyclocross Bike Frame Set 50cm SMALL Carbon Cantilever

$1,349.99
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Ritchey Swiss Cross cyclocross  frameset 

$600.00
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Raleigh RXC 56cm Carbon Cyclocross Bike

$1,750.00 (0 Bids)
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Cannondale CAADX Disc 56cm Frame CX Cyclocross Gravel

$275.00
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