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@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.
1 week, 6 days 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.
1 month, 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.
2 months 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.
2 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.
4 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.
5 months, 2 weeks 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.
5 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.
5 months, 4 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.
7 months, 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...
7 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.
7 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!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Up Close and Personal: Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 – 2014 Cyclocross National Championships
@blaireau47 nice edit. :-)
7 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.
7 months, 4 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.
8 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.
8 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.
8 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.
9 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.
@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.
9 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.
9 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.
10 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
10 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
@LukeLandisWe were wondering the same thing. Only people at the finish. We think the U.S. can surpass that in terms of spectators.
10 months, 1 week 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.
10 months, 3 weeks 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.
11 months, 1 week 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.
11 months, 1 week 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!
11 months, 1 week 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.
11 months, 2 weeks 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 ago on Shimano and Campagnolo – Can’t We All Get Along?
@Roobeck yes, we're pretty sure that's right. we have detailed notes from chatting with the product manager, unless he made a mistake. more on the F2x soon!
1 year ago on Felt Launches 2014 Breed Singlespeed, F3x Carbon and F75x Aluminum Cyclocross Bikes
@patrickbeeson we're anxious to find out, but it was just unveiled so no test yet. soon!
1 year, 1 month ago on New Product Spotlight: Retroshift’s New Cyclocross-Specific Derailleur: B.U.R.D.
@Bob Nunnink We agree, we've got a few installments but our next one is coming soon. Here's the last one, which is more current but still outdated: http://www.cxmagazine.com/going-tubeless-cyclocross-tires-racing-recommendations
1 year, 2 months ago on Going Tubeless in Cyclocross – Part I
@Johncx @cyclocross http://www.dynasystech.com/ It's basically 10-speed Shimano mtb stuff.
1 year, 2 months ago on Shimano and Campagnolo – Can’t We All Get Along?
@Johncx it will work fine if the rear derailleur is pre dynasys and you clamp the cable using the alternative clamping style.
anyone know of a cx race in May and June? Those are the only two months we know of without cx in the northern hemisphere.
1 year, 4 months ago on Mani and Berden Take Early Season Wins at Raleigh Cyclocross at Sea Otter 2013
@zmiko Good question. So far, Clifford Lee has tested them mostly in cyclocross-like conditions, but with some dirt road descents but nothing more than a few miles. We're mostly interested in the benefits for our average reader - someone who races cyclocross but does some mixed terrain riding and might care about some weight savings. We'll keep you posted for sure though.
1 year, 5 months ago on Initial Impressions: Kettle Cycles SICCC Super Feather Light Disc Brake Rotor Review
@topfunky stay tuned on that - we've been doing a little playing ourselves.
1 year, 6 months ago on Shimano Introduces New Saint, Zee Gravity Mountain Bike Component Groups
@topfunky you can grab one yourself, without needing to drill: http://www.trpbrakes.com/category.php?productid=1091&catid=183
1 year, 6 months ago on NAHBS 2013: Twenty2 Cycles Goes Big and Small with a 650b Titanium Monster Cross Bike
@repsteindds actually i wish we could say we got paid to post this but it's not the case. no press release or review has ever been pay-for-play, but it's tempting when we look at the bills. Not sure if you've seen at your local race, but these type of pedals are quite popular among beginners at local races, esp among the crowd that are coming into cx as their first form or racing.
1 year, 6 months ago on Introducing the Mallet DH/Race: New Downhill Race Pedal from Crankbrothers
@MarcDettman expensive, yes, but not really different than DA di2 right? we see that often too.
1 year, 6 months ago on Dan Horndasch Explains Power Washer Problems at Masters Worlds: Video
@matharbin you're right, thanks!
1 year, 6 months ago on Number Crunching: Analyzing Lap Times from the World Championships
@elgeea2b that was molly hurford. feedback?
1 year, 7 months ago on Masters Worlds Seeding Heats: Day 1 Videos, Full Results, Gallery