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

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2015 Trek Crockett 7 Cyclocross CX Bike 58cm Aluminum Carbon Fork Sram Canti

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Salsa Las Cruces cyclocross bike

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56cm Specialized S-Works Crux Cyclocross Easton EC90 Cinch Ultegra Di2 Disc

$1,175.00 (19 Bids)
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2016 Niner BSB 9 RDO Carbon Cyclocross Bike Frame 53cm Iceberg Blue Gavel

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Nashbar Alloy Sora Cyclocross Bike

$599.99
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Trek crockett Cyclocross bike 58cm

$238.50 (9 Bids)
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Trek crockett Disc Cyclocross bike 56

$299.99
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UPGRADES!! Lemond Poprad Cyclocross - Shimano 105, TRP brakes & SRAM crank....

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2015 Ridley X-Fire Carbon Cyclocross CX Frameset 56cm - Med– Rare Black on Black

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Ritchey Swiss Cross gravel/cyclocross bike

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Nashbar Alloy Sora Cyclocross Bike

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Focus Cyclocross Mares Rapha USA Cantilever 56

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Nashbar Alloy Sora Cyclocross Bike

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Nashbar Alloy Sora Cyclocross Bike

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Nashbar Alloy Sora Cyclocross Bike

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KISH Titanium Single Speed Cyclocross Bicycle SSCX an Independent NAHBS Handmade

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Bianchi Axis Cyclocross/Road Bicycle

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56 cm Cyclocross Bike Cinelli Zydeco -Custom Paint-

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New 2017 Fuji Altamira CX 1.3 size 56 - full carbon cyclocross bike, SRAM Rival 

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2009 Kona Jake The Snake Cyclocross Bicycle Size 52cm Aluminum Frame 2x10 Speed

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Nashbar Alloy Sora Cyclocross Bike

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Specialized Crux Elite Cyclocross Bike 54cm Medium SRAM Red Force Carbon Wheels

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Cannondale SuperX Team Cyclocross Bike, 54cm, SRAM Force 1 Disc, Zipp, Stan's

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2015 Raleigh RXS/ 58cm/ Gates Carbon Belt/ single speed cyclocross/ Hylex/ CX

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