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.

56 cm Gunnar Crosshairs gravel cyclocross bike Campagnolo 11 speed Carbon wheels

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2014 Pivot Vault Cyclocross bike Ultegra 6900 11 speed 53.5cm Gravel

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Salsa Chili Con Crosso cyclocross bicycle 53cm 56cm Traditional Sizing

$385.00 (3 Bids)
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2009 Ridley X-Fire Ultegra Cyclocross Bike 58cm Retail $3000

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Gary Fisher Presidio Cyclocross Bike True Temper OX Platinum 56cm Lemond Poprad

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Redline Conquest 24" Cyclocross Kids Bike Red Road Youth junior

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Focus Mares Cyclocross Bike

$300.00 (2 Bids)
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Lemond Poprad Disc Bike Cyclocross

$800.00
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2015 Ridley X-Night Cyclocross/ Gravel, 54 cm, Excellent Condition, Great Price

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2016 KTM Canic CXA 52cm Cyclocross Bike

$350.00 (1 Bid)
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NEW MINT 2017 Cannondale SUPER X 105 Shimano 58cm Cyclocross Bike CX Disc WOW

$910.00 (19 Bids)
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Cannondale Cyclocross Headshock Fatty Ultra X Bike - 50cm - Rare USA Made!

$699.00
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1998 Voodoo Wazoo Columbus cyclocross bicycle 59cm? Brooks Gipiemme Mavic Vuelta

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Cannondale CAAD3 56cm Cyclocross/Gravel Frameset USA XR Fatty Fork Canti Alloy

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Cannondale Super X cyclocross. 54 cm Orange and grey.

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2016 Trek Crockett 5 Disc Cyclocross or Gravel Road Bike, 54cm, NICE UPGRADES

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Ridley X-Fire Carbon Cyclocross Gravel Bike 52cm

$470.00 (25 Bids)
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SPECIALIZED S-WORKS CRUX Sram Red 11r Carbon 2014 DISC Hydraulic Cyclocross 49cm

$800.00 (35 Bids)
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Traitor Ruben Cyclocross/Commuter Bicycle size 54cm 

$900.00 (0 Bids)
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2014 Specialized Crux Carbon Frameset. 56cm. Cyclocross bike.

$550.00
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Trek Boone 9 CX Cyclocross Frameset 58cm Carbon Disc

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2015 Redline Conquest 24 Kids Youth Junior Road Cyclocross CX Gravel Bike NEW

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Gary Fisher Presidio OX Platinum Steel Cyclocross CX Bike 57cm Shimano 11-speed

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2018 Cannondale CAADX 105 SE Cyclocross CX Bike 56cm Large Aluminum Shimano Disc

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52cm Redline Conquest Team 7046 Aluminum Cyclocross Frame, Carbon Stays

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