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.

Soma Double Cross Cyclocross bike 1x10 DT Swiss Wheels 54CM Frame

$700.00
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2015 Trek Crossrip Road / Gravel Bicycle New Bike 56cm Bike Even For Cyclocross

$589.00
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Primus Mootry cyclocross bike 58

$850.00
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2013 RIDLEY X-FIRE DISC CYCLOCROSS BICYCLE ULTEGRA DI2 52CM

$1,399.00
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55cm Raleigh High Life SSCX Limited Edition Cyclocross Bike

$1,000.00
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Focus Mares CX 1.0 Disc Cyclocross Bike Frameset Team Rapha // Gravel Bicycle

$899.99
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2014 S-WORKS CRUX CYCLOCROSS CARBON FRAME SPECIALIZED FRAMESET 52 SMALL GREEN CX

$1,200.00
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Stoemper Eddy Singlespeed Cyclocross frameset

$875.00
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2014 GIANT TCX SLR 1 Disc SM Small Hydraulic Cyclocross CX Race Bike

$620.00 (32 Bids)
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2012 Specialized Tricross Elite Cyclocross CX Gravel Road Bike 58cm XL Aluminum

$749.99
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2014 RIDLEY X-NIGHT DISC CYCLOCROSS BICYCLE ULTEGRA 54CM

$1,600.00
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2016 TREK BOONE 9 DISC CARBON CYCLOCROSS BIKE 54 CM SHIMANO ULTEGRA 11 SPEED

$2,475.00
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INDEPENDENT FABRICATION Steel frame fork Planet X Cyclocross Frame set 55cm

$700.00
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Ridley X-Night SL cyclocross bike frame 50CM Force CX1 4ZA carbon components

$1,450.00
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Ridley X-fire Cyclocross 41cm (44cm C-T)

$475.00 (0 Bids)
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Specialized CruX E5 X1 Cyclocross 52cm Bike

$1,750.00
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New 15' FUJI CROSS 1.5 56cm CYCLO-CROSS GRAVEL BIKE DISC BRAKES SHIMANO 2x10

$850.00
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Salsa Chili Con Crosso Cyclocross Frameset 58 cm Chris King Alpha Q Scandium VGC

$475.00
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Cannondale Caadx Tiagra 51cm Cyclocross Bike black good condition

$235.00 (11 Bids)
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2016 SCOTT SPEEDSTER CX 10 DISC CYCLOCROSS BIKE SM 52CM

$610.00 (25 Bids)
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2014 CANNONDALE SUPER-X EVO CYCLOCROSS 52CM SHIMANO 105

$900.00
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Cyclocross Bike 56 - Are you ready for Cross or a fall Gravel Grinder?!

$450.00 (0 Bids)
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ICAN Full Carbon Cyclocross Frame 51cm/ 53cm / 55cm BSA Disc Brake Frameset

$525.00
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Focus Mares Cyclocross Bike Frame 56cm LARGE Carbon BB30 Cantilever

$625.00
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Cannondale SuperX Cyclocross CX Sram Red Zipp SL

$950.00 (0 Bids)
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