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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Cannondale Super X Carbon Cyclocross CX Gravel Bicycle Ultegra UPGRADED 56cm

$470.00 (34 Bids)
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Nashbar Alloy Sora Cyclocross Bike

$589.99
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trek crockett cyclocross 52cm

$350.00
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Lemond Poprad Cyclocross Bike. *USA!* Reynolds 853 🇺🇸

$750.00
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2015 SPECIALIZED S WORKS CRUX 56cm/Cyclocross/gravel Frame and Fork

$260.00 (17 Bids)
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TREK Crockett LTD SRAM Force 1 2018 50cm Gravel Cyclocross

$1,400.00 (0 Bids)
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Trek crockett cyclocross 52cm

$350.00
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2010 Redline Conquest Cyclocross Bike In Brand New Condition

$650.00
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Scattante Five Sixty Road Cyclocross Bicycle - Great condition 

$299.00
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Raleigh RX 2.0 2014 cyclocross bike, gravel bike, size 58 frame (L / XL)

$700.00
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Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross Cyclocross Bicycle 60 cm USED

$795.00
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2014 Focus Mares CX 2.0 Sram Force 1X Cyclocross Bike 54cm

$820.00 (31 Bids)
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2013 Specialized Crux Expert 54cm cyclocross carbon bike ONLY COMES AS PICTURED

$1,250.00
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2014 Trek Crockett X (56cm) - Cyclocross CX Gravel w/ Ultegra & Dura-Ace

$875.00 (0 Bids)
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Norco Threshold SL Carbon Cyclocross/gravel bike, 58cm, Hydraulic discs

$1,400.00 (0 Bids)
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2015 Kona Jake the Snake Cyclocross Bike 53cm

$799.00 (0 Bids)
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2010 Raleigh 52cm SS Highlife Cyclocross Bike with Paul Brakes - well loved

$525.00 (0 Bids)
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Cannondale SuperX Cyclocross Frameset 58. No Reserve

$500.00 (0 Bids)
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2017 RALEIGH RXM 58CM CYCLOCROSS BIKE MINT CONDITION. LOOKS BRAND NEW

$1,150.00 (0 Bids)
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Ridley x-fire Carbon Cyclocross Race Bicycle. 57cm Beautiful bike!

$550.00 (0 Bids)
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Cannondale CAADX 2015 Disc 54cm cyclocross gravel frame fork w/ extras

$350.00 (0 Bids)
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2017 BMC CROSSMACHINE CX01 Carbon Cyclocross Frameset 54cm Retail $3300

$223.50 (7 Bids)
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2008 Bianchi D2 Cross Concept Race Cyclocross Frame

$297.00 (1 Bid)
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NEW! 2016 Kona Private Jake Cyclocross/Grave Bike Frame, Sm/Med, Carbon Fork

$405.00 (2 Bids)
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