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@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.
3 days, 16 hours 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 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 3 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.
1 month, 3 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!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Up Close and Personal: Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 – 2014 Cyclocross National Championships
@blaireau47 nice edit. :-)
2 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.
2 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.
2 months, 1 week 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.
2 months, 4 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.
3 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.
3 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.
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 1 week 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.
3 months, 3 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.
4 months, 1 week 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
4 months, 1 week ago on Berden Repeats, Anderson Redeems on Day 2 at the Gateway Cross Cup: Controversey in the Men’s Field – Results, Photos, Report