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.

AEROMAX Road Disc 700c Cyclocross Bike Wheelset 7-10 Speed Shimano/SRAM CX NEW

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Cannondale SuperX Cyclocross 54cm Carbon Fiber. RED SRAM

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Full Carbon 2012 Trek Cronus CX Ultimate Cyclocross Bike - Ultegra Shifters

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2016 Niner RLT9 Aluminum Cyclocross CX Gravel Road Bike 59cm XL Shimano 105 11s

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Specialized Crux Disc 58cm Ultegra Di2 / Thomson Cyclocross Complete Bike

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2016 Cannondale SuperX Carbon Cyclocross Gravel Bike 52cm SRAM APEX1 WTB BB30

$1,299.99
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trek 1992 cyclocross multitrack blue in color steel frame

$300.00
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KHS 2016 CX550 Team Carbon Cyclocross Frameset OEM X-Small Black/Blue/Yellow

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Felt F65X Disc Brake Cyclocross Bike 105 Size 47cm

$1,299.99
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Boardman Elite CXR 9.0 Rival 22 Hydro Cyclocross Bike - 2016 Large /35329/

$310.00 (10 Bids)
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Raleigh 2017 Grey RXM Cyclocross bike - 56cm

$425.00 (29 Bids)
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USED Soma Double Cross Disc Frame 56cm Tange Steel Cyclocross Gravel Touring

$357.49
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2016 Giant TCX SLR 2 Medium Cyclocross Bike - Shimano 105 - Disc Brake

$899.00
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A-D Ubercross Carbon Disc Limited frameset cyclocross Champagne Yellow

$624.97
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Giant TCX SLR single speed Cyclocross frame

$749.99
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2013 54cm Specialized Crux Pro Carbon Cyclocross Frame Set

$575.00
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Focus Mares CX Carbon Cyclocross Bike 56 cm Campagnolo

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Trek Crockett 7 Cyclocross Bicycle 50 cm , Sram Force , Zipp

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orbea terra cyclocross frame

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Squid-Rattlecan-Cyclocross-Frame-Medium-Enve-Fork-King-headset DT swiss wheels

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Lapierre Cross Carbon Cyclocross Frame 54cm

$399.99
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2012 specialized crux 56cm e5 custom powder coat 1x10 cyclocross cx

$900.00
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Carbon Cyclocross Gravel Grinder Medium 52cm SRAM Red Hydro Disc 3T LTD X1

$1,500.00 (0 Bids)
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Blue Prosecco AL 700c Gravel Cyclocross Road Bike Shimano 5800 105 11s Disc

$589.00
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Titanium Disc Cyclocross Gravel Road Plus Frame

$700.00
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