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 Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike

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Scott Addict CX Cyclocross Carbon 54 cm M

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Raleigh RXC Pro 59cm Cyclocross CX Carbon Fiber Frameset 700c Canti NEW

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

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Stoemper Eddy Cyclocross Single Speed Steel SSCX Frame Set 52cm medium Enve Fork

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Cannondale SuperX Cyclocross Bike 54cm

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‘14 54cm Ridley X-fire Carbon Cyclocross Bike Shimano Ultegra DI2

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Ridley Cyclocross X-Fire 54cm Sram Red (fits more like 56cm)

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Chromoly Cyclocross Frame 58cm

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2014 FELT F1X CYCLOCROSS Black frame set Size 57cm

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2016 Trek Crockett 5 Disc Cyclocross Bicycle

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Raleigh RXC Pro Disc 57cm Cyclocross CX Carbon Fiber Frameset 700c NEW

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2013 Giant TCX Advanced SL Dura Ace Di2 Cyclocross Bike Medium Retail $5000

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Felt Fx4 Cyclocross Frame Set 53 Cm Lightly Used

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All City Macho Man 52cm Frame Set Frameset Cyclocross Disc Green/Black FSA Sram 

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Titanium Single Speed Cyclocross Bicycle SSCX Carbon Fork + Wheels 2 speed Sweet

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FOCUS MARES CX DISC CARBON 105 CYCLOCROSS BIKE 51cm

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Raleigh RXC Pro Disc 59cm Cyclocross CX Carbon Fiber Frameset 700c NEW

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2015 Kona Jake the Snake Cyclocross Bike 53cm

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Gunnar Crosshairs Gravel/Cyclocross Bicycle Shimano

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Jamis Supernova Cyclocross/gravel Bike 58cm

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Raleigh RXC Pro 55cm Cyclocross CX Carbon Fiber Frameset 700c Canti NEW

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CUSTOM PAINTED SINGLE SPEED SSCX CYCLOCROSS ROAD DISC BIKE Bb5 AVID Brakes squid

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