Cyclocross

We're so into Cyclocross that we made this special page for it. Also publish a Tumblr about Suffer Faces.

Cyclocross bikes: For those about to tinker, we salute you

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p> I finally got my new cyclocross frame painted and assembled. It’s another Davidson frameset, this time in steel. As usual, I designed the bike down to the millimeter and chose the tubes and fittings (but I don’t do fabrication or painting). A cyclocross bike is in its very nature the bastard child of the mountainbike and road bike, and as such no truly integrated component group exists to hang on those frames harmoniously. I’ve had 2 other cyclocross bikes in the past 15 years, and each one has involved a lot of fiddling with components. This time around I’ll be trying out a number of new bits

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2010 Predictions: Urban Cyclocross

Our series of irreverent 2010 predictions tweets, included Urban Cyclocross. That’s an alleycat with runups and barriers.

Followers responded that they’d like to see that and promoters are already doing it.

ChromeBagsSF:
Bilenky Cycle Works @bikehugger here you go. Still trying to track down the one we sponsored.
CyclingTexas:
Sounds good to me! In Houston there could be some great courses.
brianchasm:
done. coming again this year in kc
mudandgears:
Dicky aka teamdicky.com had a post up on his site about a race he did a few weeks ago.
porkodio:
Wouldn’t surprise me!
natbaker:
surprised that hasn’t happened yet, actually
altnerd:
urban cyclocross sounds like a good time. If you want help setting one up in Seattle, let me know.
austinon2wheels:
In Austin, we call it alleycross, and due to our pretty light cyclocross calendar have been doing it for several years now.

Photo Uploaded by ©hrisGo. We also predicted that Harajuku rides will displace Tweed. No word yet if that’s happening already.

Cross Natz: Drum Line

There’s something special about ‘Cross racing that I can’t quite put my finger on. Maybe it’s the awesomely tight courses with splattering mud. Maybe it’s the excited fans, the Belgium frites. Oh, no, wait. It’s the huge-ass drum lines!

A big cross race is the closest we get to the sidelines of a climb on Le Tour, with all the fans and fanatics squeezed into a park instead of lining a Col somewhere in the Alps.


Cross Natz: No Pudding for You

Stay focused while a guy in a speedo with a Luchador mask points at his belly and it says, “No pudding for you.” Oh and it’s 38F. That’s Cross racing.

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2009 Cross Nationals Rocked

It was a stunning day both in terms of weather and competition for the 2009 Cross Nationals in Bend, Oregon. With the backdrop of crisp blue skies, competitors took to the field to battle it out for the bragging rights that come along with a national title.

With each day of this nearly week-long race the weather has changed–flurries gave way to snowfall, which gave way to today’s ice-and-must festival. Collegiate men and women provided the most spirited competition and the pro divisions showed just how blazingly-fast one can ride a bike across a mud-strewn course.

The highlight of the course was easily the two-story-tall staircase that claimed just a few victims at its base. Easily one of the best courses in U.S. ‘cross racing the Bend, Oregon event was packed with spectators and massive amounts of cowebells.

Final standings are here.

Click the image below to jump to our collection of images from the race.

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