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Tubulars for a Rookie?

A friend is building a CX bike for me. I'm debating between getting a wheelset for clinchers or tubulars. (I assume that you can't put clin…

Started by Charlie Ahern

7 Feb 26, 2009
Reply by Surly Bastard

Cantilver Brakes vs Linear Side Pull

The quest to learn more before making a bike purchase continues.......... The Specialized Cross bikes I looked at have linear side pull br…

Started by Keith

8 Feb 23, 2009
Reply by GeWilli

CycloCross Bicycle

New to this forum and would appreciate a recommendation for a mid price range ($800-$1000) cyclocross bike. Been a road rider many years a…

Started by Keith

21 Feb 20, 2009
Reply by Keith

Totally new, never biked before, but very interested.

Hello, I have never been into biking. I have been pondering a new hobby/physical exorcise in which to keep my self both physicaly and menta…

Started by Charles

6 Feb 20, 2009
Reply by Charles

Switchbacks on a CX course?

I'm so new to this that my bike's still in the mail. I went to Luxembourg to check out a local cx race and noticed the course looked like a…

Started by El Zombo

1 Nov 26, 2008
Reply by andrew

Your Top Newbie Tips

Hey, we were all newbies at one point... To help those new to the sport reduce their learning curve and have more fun, we're compiling some…

Started by Cyclocross Magazine

12 Nov 26, 2008
Reply by FTM

Adding a signature?

Anybody know if it's possible to add a signature to our forum posts? Thanks! -mike

Started by Mike Hahn

2 Nov 13, 2008
Reply by Jeff Bramhall

Jumping a cross bike

Before I go out and break myself or bike trying it, does anyone have any advise on the proper way to jump a cross bike? I’m not talking abo…

Started by Yeti Jim

8 Nov 6, 2008
Reply by Yeti Jim


I will be doing my second ever CX race in a month. I know it's going to be cold, and I want to buy some gloves. What should I get? I like…

Started by Rob Livermore

5 Oct 29, 2008
Reply by Art Schwadron

Here's a VERY noob question...

The only kind of bike racing I've ever done was BMX... so I'm relatively clueless on this issue. I bought my first pair of true biker shor…

Started by Rob Livermore

5 Oct 28, 2008
Reply by Hamilton


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