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.

700c Schwinn Men's Cyclocross XC Road Bike Axios, Red

$249.99
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Nashbar Alloy Sora Cyclocross Bike

$599.99
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Gravel Cyclocross steel frameset w/ wheels and headset included Small

$165.00
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Sycip 55cm cyclocross / gravel / single speed steel frame 

$400.00
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Giant Revolt Cyclocross Bike

$333.00 (0 Bids)
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NINER 9 BSB RDO Carbon CycloCross/Gravel Bike, 53cm

$1,300.00 (0 Bids)
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Ibis Hakkalugi Disc Carbon Enve Cyclocross 55 Shimano

$1,750.00 (0 Bids)
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Scott CX Team Cyclocross Bike 54 Shimano Ultegra

$750.00
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2010 Motobecane Phantom Cross Pro Cyclocross Bike. 56cm 1x10 SRAM

$700.00
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2009 Cannondale CAAD9 Cyclocross, Commute, Gravel Grinder, Bike, 50cm, Very Nice

$650.00
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Redline Conquest CycloCross Bike Shimano Tiagra

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Size 53 Norco Threshold SL Cyclocross/Gravel 

$1,001.00 (18 Bids)
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2014 Focus Mares CX 2.0 Sram Force 1X Cyclocross Bike 54cm

$510.00 (15 Bids)
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Specialized Crux - 56 - Cyclocross - Gravel

$1,375.00 (0 Bids)
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Giant TCX cyclocross bike in excellent condition.

$650.00 (0 Bids)
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$495.00 (1 Bid)
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2017 Kona Jake The Snake CR Carbon Cyclocross

$1,999.00 (0 Bids)
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2012 Giant TCX Advanced Carbon Cyclocross Gravel Frameset Large Size

$325.00 (1 Bid)
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Redline Conquest Team Cyclocross Di2 Full Carbon 54cm Frameset

$329.00
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cyclocross bike 56cm Specialized Crux

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58cm GUNNAR CROSSHAIRS Steel Cyclocross Frameset Large L Frame/Fork Waterford

$299.00 (0 Bids)
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RIDLEY X-FIRE DISC 15.65lbs SRAM RED CUSTOM GRAVEL AND CYCLOCROSS BIKE - 58cm

$876.00 (0 Bids)
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Ridley X-Night Cyclocross Bike + Wheelset

$1,799.00 (0 Bids)
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Giant TCX Cyclocross frame, XL

$297.00 (0 Bids)
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2017 Felt FX cyclocross f1x 55cm brand new frameset

$950.00
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