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.

2013 Wilier Triestina Carbon Cross (Frameset only) Med CX cyclocross gravel 54cm

$650.00
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Cannondale Slate with Lefty fork cyclocross gravel bike, Small nearly New No Res

$999.00 (0 Bids)
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Specialized Crux Cyclocross/gravel

$999.00 (0 Bids)
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Gravel Grinder Schwinn Fastback CX Cyclocross Road Bike in GREAT Condition

$315.00 (16 Bids)
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52cm All City Nature Boy Singlespeed Single Speed Cyclocross Gravel Bike

$700.00
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Spot Rallye 54cm Black Single Speed Cyclocross or Gravel Frameset

$450.00 (0 Bids)
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Giant TCX SLR2 Cyclocross CX Gravel Bike WTB Zipp SRAM FSA BRAND NEW

$1,599.99
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2011 Cannondale SuperX Hi-Mod Carbon cyclocross bike 56cm

$400.00 (0 Bids)
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50cm Surly Travelers Check - Cross Check, S and S Couplers, touring, cyclocross

$666.00 (0 Bids)
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Trek CrossRip LTD. Crome and Red Cyclocross Bicycle. Sylmar, Ca.

$600.00
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2014 FUJI Cross 2.0 LE White and blue RACE Cyclocross Disc Bike

$410.00 (29 Bids)
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$3300 Brand New Focus Mares CX Full Carbon Cyclocross bike

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Giant cyclocross bike--TCX Advanced SL. Great condition.

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Used Focus Cyclocross Carbon Mares CX 2.0 58cm XL

$660.00 (10 Bids)
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2016 Specialized Crux Pro 52cm Carbon Cyclocross Bike

$1,600.00 (19 Bids)
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2018 Scott bicycle Gravel / Cyclocross Very clean $6000 retail

$1,225.00 (7 Bids)
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Nashbar Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike

$349.99
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Cyclocross Bike, Cross bike, Gravel Bike, Adventure Bike, CX bike, BOO Frameset

$799.00 (0 Bids)
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2016 Raleigh rxw elite size 52 cm Cyclocross bike with extra tires for commuting

$420.00 (32 Bids)
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Voodoo cyclocross frame-new

$100.00 (1 Bid)
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Airborne Carpe Diem Titanium Cyclocross Touring Gravel Adventure Frame

$599.00
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Cyclocross/Gravel Bike - 2015 Ridley X-Ride Disc -Ultegra Size 52 Top Tube

$1,042.00
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2016 Fuji Cross 1.3 56cm SRAM Rival Cyclocross/Gravel Aluminum Frame Carbon Fork

$600.00 (3 Bids)
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700c Schwinn Men's Cyclocross XC Road Bike Axios, Red

$249.99
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Ibis Hakkalugi Disc Carbon Enve Cyclocross 55 Shimano

$1,375.00 (0 Bids)
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