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.

2018 All-City Macho King LTD 52cm Cyclocross Bike w/ SRAM Force 1x11

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2013 cannondale SuperX cyclocross bike 52cm

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Kelly Belford Custom Steel Cyclocross SRAM Force 60cm

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2014 Raleigh RXC Disc Cyclocross Bike 57cm Large Carbon SRAM Red with upgrades

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Lemond Poprad Cyclocross Bike, 55cm, Reynolds 853 Steel, Carbon Bontrager Fork

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Redline Conquest Aluminum 54cm Cyclocross CX Frame Cantilever 700c Black NEW

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Redline Conquest Flight Disc 51cm Carbon Cyclocross CX Bike Frame Fork 700c NEW

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Soma Wolverine 50cm - Steel Cyclocross Adventure Gravel Bike - Disc Split Frame

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2019 Trek Boone 5 Cyclocross 56cm Iso Speed Front/rear

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2013 Raleigh RXC carbon cyclocross size 53CM CX Gravel

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Ciocc Volpe 2016 FRAME/FORK cyclocross/gravel frame 53cm

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Hot Tubes Steel Cyclocross Frameset Orange/Black 55cm Alpha Q CX Carbon Fork

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Ridley X-Night SL Carbon Cyclocross Bike - 2017 56 cm /40751/

$830.00 (31 Bids)
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2013 raleigh furley cyclocross bike single speed

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Felt 2008 F1X 51cm Cyclocross Bike

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Ibis Hakkalugi Disc Owned by Scot Nicol Size 58cm Ultegra 11 Speed Cyclocross

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2017 Norco Threshold Tiagra 10spd Cyclocross Gravel Bike

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Specialized  Cyclocross/Gravel Size: 52

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Giant TCX Cyclocross Aluminium Frame SIZE L / White/Red

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Lynskey Cooper Titanium Cyclocross Frameset Medium Large 56

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2013 Focus Mares AX Cyclocross Bike 56cm Large Aluminum Shimano Ultegra

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UnoVelo SLX 1902 Carbon Cyclocross Frameset 54CM

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Fuji Altamira CX 1.0 Carbon Cyclocross Bike 56cm

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NOS GT TYPE CXI CYCLOCROSS BICYCLE

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2018 Giant TCX SLR 2 Cyclocross Bike Small Aluminum Shimano 105 5800 11 Speed

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