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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
1 week 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.
1 week, 3 days 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.
2 weeks, 1 day 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)."
2 weeks, 5 days 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.
3 weeks, 4 days 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%!
1 month, 1 week 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
1 month, 1 week 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?
1 month, 2 weeks 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.
2 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 3 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.
3 months, 4 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.
4 months, 2 weeks 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.
6 months, 3 weeks 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.
7 months, 1 week 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.
7 months, 3 weeks 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.
7 months, 3 weeks 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.
9 months, 1 week 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...
9 months, 2 weeks 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.
9 months, 2 weeks 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!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Up Close and Personal: Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 – 2014 Cyclocross National Championships
@blaireau47 nice edit. :-)
9 months, 3 weeks 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.
9 months, 3 weeks 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.
10 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.
10 months, 3 weeks 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.
10 months, 3 weeks 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.
10 months, 4 weeks 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.
11 months ago on USA Cycling Modifies License Fees: One License for All Disciplines, Higher One Day Fees
@muddymike Right, that's what we said here too just a few minutes prior: http://fyre.it/cvQGUo.4 basically fat tires plus skinny tires, since cx can be done with either license in 2013. We think that's the confusing part of the press release talking about multiple disciplines. Many race multiple disciplines, as the survey suggests, but we're curious what percent will save money under this plan. There's a good spreadsheet behind all this for sure, but we have no problem with prices changing over time...that's just life and inflation in general. The question is who should pay more if costs go up.
@Cyclocross Magazine actually three discipline racers who race cx/road/track right now can do so in 2013 under one license. This basically saves money for anyone to mix road or track with fat tires.
@Steve Vigneau it's because mtb one-day licenses were $5 before, and are now $10. We've tried to clarify that better.
@suebutler Do you think becoming a spectator sport here in the US should be the goal? Sure, it would help with salaries, and CX seems to have more TV potential than road and mtb, but we don't see BMX much still on TV or drawing out tens of thousands of paying spectators here in the US, and if that can't do it, can the weird sport of CX have a chance? Would moving in that direction change the nature of the sport that we love? I'm sure our readers value your experience and opinion.
11 months ago on It’s Just Money: Stybar Turns Down €800,000 for a Cyclocross Season — An Op-Ed by Steve Tilford
@scotj14 the Cross After Dark series attempts to replicate that, but without the industry held captive in Vegas, it doesn't quite bring the people. The St. Louis event didn't seem to even have a tenth of the CrossVegas spectators. Red Bull events like the Crashed Ice certainly draw the fans, but we're wondering if the speed of the event and popularity of the NHL helps (plus it's easy to go to commercial break!).
@BicyclePaperSeattle We've actually got a Taz 1200 review coming.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on The Perfect Bike Light: What a Cyclocrosser Should Look For
@Frank Shoemaker we actually link to the photo and promoter Murphy Mack's comments from that race in the post: http://www.cxmagazine.com/poll-riding-around-the-barriers-penalty-gateway-mcdonald-uciphoto here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201524235021551&set=a.1684853174977.88263.1647083514&type=1
At least everyone involved kept their cool about that event.
1 year ago on Poll: Riding Around the Barriers – Fair Game or Should Be Penalized?
diverse opinions. vote here: http://www.cxmagazine.com/poll-riding-around-the-barriers-penalty-gateway-mcdonald-uci
1 year ago on Berden Repeats, Anderson Redeems on Day 2 at the Gateway Cross Cup: Controversey in the Men’s Field – Results, Photos, Report
@LukeLandisWe were wondering the same thing. Only people at the finish. We think the U.S. can surpass that in terms of spectators.
1 year ago on Video: 2013 Tabor UCI Cyclocross World Cup – Last Lap Battle Between Van der Haar and Walsleben
@chris.cleeland Thanks so much for the kind words. Our only goal was to share with everyone the intimate time we had with her, and hopefully it gives many fans a better glimpse into the amazing energy and care she showed every day.
1 year ago on Remembering Amy Dombroski: No Country For Young Racers, From Issue 21 of Cyclocross Magazine
@craigmacintyre If you've got the Iron Cross, we think you'd be better off on the original Kommando 35c, since the tires convert easily and unless you're racing UCI the extra volume will help. The SCT will help avoid some leaks and cuts and help make the tire easier to set up on other tubeless rims, but with the Iron Cross you won't need all that.
1 year, 1 month ago on Kenda Launches Kommando X Cyclocross Tire, an Updated Kommando Tubeless Clincher Aimed at UCI Racers – Interbike 2013
@stan kerplinski true, good point, if you have di2 (ultegra), you could upgrade to these, but people wanting them but don't have di2 already have to buy more than levers, calipers to get a working system unless riding singlespeed. thanks for pointing that out, i guess we were unclear. we'll update accordingly.
1 year, 1 month ago on First Ride and Review: Photo Gallery of Shimano’s R785 Hydraulic Disc Brake and Ultegra 6870 Di2 11-speed
@Cycleution try searching the post for "fisher". he gets mentioned and is even quoted. thanks!
1 year, 1 month ago on Justin Lindine Podiums Behind Thijs Al, Arnaud Jouffroy in China’s First UCI Cyclocross Race – Updated: Photos, Report, Full Results
@jamesmurdockbtc Rest assured though in terms of web coverage, we've just scratched the surface, and just like we did in previous years, we'll be pushing out a lot more in the next few days. Thanks for checking out the report.
1 year, 1 month ago on Nash and Nys Take Dominant Wins at Cross Vegas 2013 – Updated: Report, Full Results, Gallery
@jamesmurdockbtc James, I'm sure the producer (hired by CrossVegas) and the production company (CyclingDirt) would love to hear any feedback. Contact them perhaps? We can't relay this since we don't have your contact info, but we had nothing to do with the live video coverage, whether it was good or bad.
@Johncx @cyclocross sweet, post some pics in our cowbell forum! glad we could help. http://cowbell.cxmagazine.com/
1 year, 1 month ago on Shimano and Campagnolo – Can’t We All Get Along?