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@BrianWadley always with the folding versions - with cross blaster (easy) and cinder x (decent, but depends on rim).
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Panaracer’s New Comet Hard Pack Tire Speaks Volumes for Gravel – NAHBS 2015
@AnelloGrande While some bikes and terrain may require narrower tires, wider will usually get you there faster when conditions aren't perfectly smooth. But there is the Panaracer Gravel King, which comes as narrow as 28c. Linked to in the post, but can be found here: http://www.cxmagazine.com/panaracer-gravel-king-comet-38c-cyclocross-tires
@alxpeltzer Thanks for the notes on your experience. Sorry that wasn't clear - integrated crown race means "no base plate" needed. We had a minor issue with one 45 degree headset, in that the fork actually touched the bottom cup, so we had to change out the lowers of the headset for a Ritchey unit. Eventually a list of compatible headsets would be awesome. You could always cover up that lovely King headset with a neoprene boot too but we're sure that's not what you were hoping to do. Cheers.
1 month ago on Ritchey Logic Updates WCS Carbon Cross Fork: New Disc Brake Cyclocross Option, Integrated Crown Race, and Straight Steerer
Good point @dustytires. But even though we brought a scale, we chose to photograph the actual bikes raced, not pit bikes of spare bikes or the bikes with different tires. See that mud? The weights wouldn't mean anything. They were all over the place due to the conditions, and there wasn't time, especially that Monday, to get a clean bike weight after the race.
2 months ago on Pro Bike: Jonathan Page’s Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 Disc Cyclocross Bike
@MikeTe Unfortunately Lee didn't get his UCI Elite license yet. But there's always this if he wants to make the trek: http://www.ratsmtb.com/2014_rockville_bike_cyclocross.htm
2 months, 1 week ago on The Edge of Fear: A Column by Lee Waldman
@shawnjmarshall Good point. While there were carbon rims back then, ceramic was probably more prevalent.
2 months, 1 week ago on TBT: Rival Components Before SRAM, DoubleTap and Avid Brakes
@dustytires Wout was riding SRAM CX1. Seems like both brands had issues in Tabor and this season. The conditions in Tabor were tough.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: Wout van Aert’s Crash in the Men’s Elite Race at the 2015 World Cyclocross Championships
@dustytires Not quite accurate. See this: https://twitter.com/WoutvanAert/status/561612229888327680
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: Brief U23 Men’s Race Highlights, Michael Vanthourenhout Interview
@davemess10 Agreed. Isn't it a shame all the long videos are geo-restricted?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Video: Brief Elite Men’s Race Highlights, Mathieu van der Poel Interview
Clearly you didn't read. She gets more coverage than any American. Including her bike!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Ferrand Prevot Outsprints Cant to Become the New Women’s Elite World Champion, Vos Third after Six Straight Titles – Updated: Full Results, Photos
@davemess10 You didn't hear about the midweek pick up race before Worlds in Zolder? j/k Good catch! Fixed, thank you.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on No Longer Old McDonald? Examining Zach McDonald’s Run to Worlds and His Third Place Finish Interview
@djaustin post some photos in http://cowbell.cxmagazine.com - we'd love to see it.
3 months ago on Nats Bike Profile: Dean Ferrandini’s Cannondale Flash Frankenbike
@Nicole Wayman Cyclocross Magazine wouldn't be around without Junior cycling, as our founder got his start as a junior too, so we've always been fond of kids of all ages trying cyclocross. Glad we could help document a special moment, and we really hope she has fun and sticks with it.
3 months ago on Perseverance: Two Junior 9-10 Women Racers’ One-Lap, Muddy Adventure
@SamRector There is 100 feet of climbing per lap, as per the promoter. We think it's partially lens, but that it's flatter than Boulder and Verona for sure.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on 2015 Cyclocross National Championship Course Preview Video – Grass, Road Crossings, Limestone Stairs and a Ferris Wheel?
@hfol Good input. How much do you weigh? But who hasn't tried it? The comment was based on an extensive review.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Pro Bike Profile: Ben Sumner’s Specialized CruX Spotted at Milton Keynes
@CarlosFlanders opinions certainly are polarized on this one. As racers we like way more technical features, but it kept fans guessing towards the end for sure. @Matt Montross and others certainly list it as a fave to watch. But we certainly prefer cx with barriers.
5 months, 1 week ago on TBT: 1996 Cyclocross World Championships – A Suspenseful Fan Favorite
In case any of haven't heard, the UCI listened to you and us and has changed the rules for the 2015 Cyclocross Masters World Championships: http://www.cxmagazine.com/masters-world-championships-age-group-rules-tbt
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Shattered Dreams at Masters Worlds, Where Attendance Matters More Than Age – Updated
@Bootay We've had decent luck on Shimano's Road Tubeless wheels, and that's one of the harder nuts to crack, so we think it will be fine on a non-Alpha NoTubes rim. Good luck.
6 months ago on Going Tubeless for Cyclocross – Avoiding the Burp, Choosing the Best Tires, and a DIY System (Updated, Part III)
@JB_RD FWIW, the BibBits aren't just flat magnets and slide around, they do sorta snap together based on the shapes. We'll take a pic of the underside of the top piece.
6 months, 1 week ago on BibBits Race Number Mounts Review – Are Magnets Strong Enough for Cyclocross?
@miwynne Good question. We've seen this done without issue, and talked to Rotor about this and chain tension for 1x setup, and updated the post. "[Rotor] does maintain that chain tension is barely impacted by the oval shape, dispelling a common misconception that the chainring shape wreaks havoc on chain security. Since the chain wraps around half the chainring at any point, the “small” and “big” chainring portions of the ring cancel each other out and have minimal impact on overall tension and the rear derailleur (other than the vertical angle it enters the rear derailleur)."
6 months, 1 week ago on Rotor Sinks its Teeth into Cyclocross with New QCX1 and QXL Chainrings
@BCC Sorry, we counted differently, just based on Elite racing. Much hyped? We didn't hype it at all, but our reporter teamed up with @timjohnsoncx for the madison and we're safe to say he didn't quite race his heart out, and we still finished fourth.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Can They Be Stopped? Compton and Powers Remain on Top in Wet Providence – Full Results
@urbiksux Glad you agree with our calculations to come up with 99%!
7 months ago on First Look and Ride: Bontrager’s New CX0, CX3 Tubeless Cyclocross Tires
@FuelForThoughts @cyclocross The Serac seems to be a bit narrower than the Kommando X. But if you're having good luck with the XGs, probably no huge reason to switch to either tire. Perhaps slightly bigger side knobs...but the next switch probably worth making is only for volume reasons. Maybe Cross Boss when it's out, or Ritchey Shield next year? http://www.cxmagazine.com/ritchey-shield-wcs-cyclocross-tubeless-tire-zeta-ii-wheels
7 months ago on Cyclocross Magazine Editors’ Choice Awards: 2013/2014 Season
@FuelForThoughts how heavy are you? for Bay Area courses, often wider is better if you can fit them. Plus the width helps with burps. Specialized has a new 38c 2Bliss tire.
@Big_MacCx @cyclocross It's a fair point. There's two things wrong with it: 1) It never should imply that it's okay even if it's true, and if someone interpreted it that way, we erred in letting it run; 2) It happens in Europe too. Hopefully in that context someone can also see that the author wasn't also suggesting to smoke out racers, right?
7 months, 1 week ago on Caption This Photo
@notadouche @p_cers the Internet doesn't forget. Is this what you were referring to?
@JohnProlly what did you take down from Instagram? We're just curious.
@Big_MacCx we'd be pissed too, and had no intention of implying that was CXM's opinion despite the author expressing it. which issue/article?
Anthony did you look at the first video in the post?
@Maxxis @jsdavis82 at CXM HQ, we always just use floor pumps, but have admittedly wished for compressors on some evenings. JSDavis, tread isn't that different, but we've never had long-term luck with the PDX tubeless. Great, light, high-volume tire though.
8 months ago on First Look: Maxxis Mud Wrestler TR Tubeless Cyclocross Tire
@Elevenbee We asked Cannondale about this and here's what they say, confirming what we have is actually 2014: " is VERY close to the 2015 Tiagra Disc colorway. The only difference in the paint is the small stripes on the fork, top tube, and chain/seat stays are white on the 2014 and get changed to Lt Blue on the 2015 model." Not sure about your 2015 catalog but they say they 2015 bike hasn't been photographed yet. Hope that helps.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on First Look: Cannondale’s 2015 SuperX and CAADX Cyclocross Bikes – Bye Cantis, Hello Hydraulics
@vbdude43 Actually they're different. We were emphasizing that they were really one of the first companies to use it widely among most of their bikes, including their cx line. They did invent it though, and if you think we should give credit when mentioning BB30, fair input. Inventing and fully adopting something are a little different though! See inverted forks.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on First Look: Cannondale’s 2015 SuperX and CAADX Cyclocross Bikes – Bye Cantis, Hello Hydraulics
@craigmacintyre fair points! the grail solves that, but is heavier. although if you're buying a top-shelf bike you're also probably going to use it to race cx, and thus by default we'd want the combo to be awesome in cx racing - and that's where the combo isn't. if someone has separate race wheels, it's not a problem. but few people even know about the rim strips, and getting the strips, changing tires, installing valves and sealant - that's a lot more steps than just valves & sealant.
@JoshTabije Good question, 210 pounds on the Team, 250 pounds on the Comp. We've added those details to the post.
10 months ago on NoTubes’ Grail Tubeless Wheel – Answering the Quest for a High and Low Pressure Tubeless Rim
Thanks for the input. Chainring options implies 2x and 3x we thought.
1 year ago on Just Released: Shimano XTR M9000: 11-Speeds, Chainring and Crankset Options
@FrameBuilder good question, but we do believe people in Asia and Europe (and the rest of the world) have hands too. maybe @nahbstweets can elaborate.
1 year, 1 month ago on Festka Showcases Mist ’Cross Bike at NAHBS 2014
@briscoelab The ring is also more expensive (and has more go into it) than just a standard chainring.
1 year, 1 month ago on Ridden and Reviewed: SRAM’s Force CX1 Single Chainring Cyclocross 1x Drivetrain
@jverheul @cyclocross "designed for speed over hard pack with the ability to still shed in intermediate conditions." which probably means not intended for super muddy days.
1 year, 1 month ago on WTB Gets It, Ignores UCI Rules with New Cross Boss 35c Tubeless Tire
@FrameBuilder It was our complete error. The sticker says "Braincrafted in CO" and we saw crafted and immediately thought "Oh, not just designed." They are made in Taiwan. We've made the correction in the FB post as well. Thanks for the note, and Spot made sure we corrected it too. Sorry for the confusion.
1 year, 3 months ago on Team Gates Carbon Drive Showcases New Singlespeed Carbon Drive Bikes from Spot
@ekrasnai We understand the question asking whether this age group should exist, but if it does, shouldn't the best be allowed to contest it? It's not National Championships with an asterisk...but trying to find the best in an age group. We don't think people should be excluding from racing a category that exists, but one look at the ages in the Elite Men's top ten might suggest the category doesn't make sense - assuming Masters is to designate an age group when athletic ability starts to decline...
1 year, 3 months ago on Justin Lindine and Robert Marion Talk Men’s 30-34 Nationals and the Battle for the Win
@dmro227 Pretty good attempt! Wrong saddle though, and the seatpost - it's a newer version, different model and material.
1 year, 3 months ago on Jeremy Powers’ National Championship Focus Mares Cyclocross Bike – From 2012 to 2014, Not Much Changed
@gasperakNope. Not that we would turn down ad dollars from anyone who makes a cyclocross bike, but money doesn't buy product editorial or reviews. Never will either. A really innovative bike + signing of Nys + first time to look at it in person is why we've given them so much free press. Most readers seem to appreciate it, especially this one: http://www.cxmagazine.com/sven-nys-trek-bicycle-cyclocross-2014-how-it-happened Thanks for the question!
1 year, 3 months ago on Up Close and Personal: Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 – 2014 Cyclocross National Championships
@blaireau47 nice edit. :-)
1 year, 3 months ago on Shattered Dreams at Masters Worlds, Where Attendance Matters More Than Age – Updated
@dypeterc just click on the Cross Vegas Colnago bike profile. We have some pics there.
1 year, 3 months ago on First Look: Sven Nys’ Trek Boone Carbon Cyclocross Bike
@GalenDenney totally right. Albert's fourth podium, Nys' fifth. That Gieten race really cost Nys in the standings.
1 year, 3 months ago on Video: Superprestige Diegem, Last Lap Chase, Elite Men
@Monstercrosser You're right. And that's why we wrote, "but Coffey convinced the team to choose a name that highlights the fact that this bike is a modern 29er with clearance for wider tires, suspension-corrected geometry and disc brakes." But one of the CXM folks actually has a Mount Cross lying around...so we're quite familiar with that nice bike.
1 year, 4 months ago on Sea Otter 2011: Ritchey Brings Back the Swiss Cross and Mount Cross Frames
@p_cers zip ties are often used to make a singlespeed on a budget, or last-minute.
1 year, 4 months ago on Adam Craig Repeats, Vicki Barclay Takes Snowy Win at SSCXWC – Report and Gallery
@zenbiking @marcthollander it's up for all one day licenses. the cat 2 or 3 is for mtb categories, meaning you can't race cat 1 on a one day.
1 year, 4 months ago on USA Cycling Modifies License Fees: One License for All Disciplines, Higher One Day Fees
@Sam Hammerdown Redden III It's true there's a cost to everything. The one day fees impact people curious about trying the sport, and the ones who are casual participants. Not that USAC needs to serve those people over their current members, but it's a tough balance.