As we come to the end of 2013, I wanted to post something for any newbie thinking about getting into the sport in 2014 .... its a short story of how CycloCross changed my cycling life ... and why I now think its the future !!!
without going into a great deal of detail, my sporting life was always on two levels ... a mad passionate cycling fan from my youth when the likes of Lemond, Roche, Indurain, Abdujaparov and locally McLoughlin were making names for themselves ... and on…Continue
Posted by Martin Holden on December 12, 2013 at 12:12
Just approved our 1500th member. Wow! A total of 264,984 visits since the site was born, and all user-contributed content. I hope you're all getting something out of it ...! Thanks for being part of the nation's only cyclocross social thingie.
Posted by Dave Haygarth on December 11, 2013 at 20:32
We're getting well into the second party of the cyclocross season over on the continent now and I'm looking forward to watching a great race unfold on Sunday at Kalmthout. It's just one of those courses that continues to give. Ultra fast in places and well drained,
Last 3 laps of last year's race
2010 race in epic snow.…Continue
Posted by Dave Haygarth on December 11, 2013 at 11:30
Tis the season to have a bit of fun... here are a few cyclocross slechte dags that stand out in my mind from a few videos that came to my attention. Any more, please share them in the 'comments' down below... :-)
Where an audience gathers, turn on the style:
Always practice a course before the race itself…
Posted by Dave Haygarth on December 2, 2013 at 10:30
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Due to permanent retirementPictures on Flickr Custom Major Jake Cyclocross Bike 54cm (suitable 5’7"-6’)Set up for racingVery good condition although as you would expect the frame has some marking and chipsScandium frame with Kinesis Crosslight Pro forksCane Creek Headset10 speed 105 shifters (some marks to right hand, work perfectly)Sram Apex chainsetfroglegg brakes with new dual compound pads, good brakingRitchey Pro bars and WCS stemSelcof…Continue
Started by Tim Kelly in Classifieds yesterday.
I'm a newbie and am looking for my first cross bike (budget of about £1000). I had almost decided to buy a Planet X XLS 105 but now I have the possibility to buy a used Merida Cyclo Cross Carbon 5-D 2012 for about the same price. The bike is equipped with a carbon frame, disc brakes and Ultegra groupset.The bike has been heavily used in competitions and for training. The frame has scratches but I do not know the condition of the mechanical parts. I realize that this is a model for a pro, the…Continue
FOR SALE - Ridden once ENVE cross fork.bought last friday, fitted and ridden once.Steerer cut down to 250mm for xl frame so loads of left.non disk for canti's and 1 1/8th steerer.Bought for £450 selling for £375.Please ask if yoyu want pics more info etc.CheersJamieContinue
Started by Jamie Brockway in Classifieds on Friday.
This bike is in great condition, I bought it 5 months ago and its never been raced. The spec is as new other than the saddle and post (I gave the original away and ran a carbon post) and I've de stickered the rims. Shimano 105/Ultegra group set. FSA Energy cross chainset. Carbon fork with tapered steerer. Also makes a great winter road bike, will take full mudguards but you need to cable tie the front as the forks aren't drilled. I'm based in Southampton.Offers welcome, for more images or any…Continue
Started by Andy Manley in Classifieds Dec 5.
Hello,I'm looking for my first cross bike. I have a budget of around £1000 - 1200, have spent hours trawling through the net, and am still no closer to making my mind up.When I came across the Planet X XLS, I couldn't help but take notice:http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBPXXLS105/planet_x_xls_shimano_105_cyclocross_bikeNow, it's been a while, but the last full carbon road frame I bought…Continue
Hi everyone, its now time to sell my alan cyclocross bike. Its a 56cm frame and it's a lovely ride. I am not very technically minded so hopefully the photos will do it justice and detail the components fitted. If anyone has any questions then I will try and answer them. It will come with the yellow blue and red seat and not the one with the bottle cages.I am asking £300 ono for it which I think is fair.I am based in South Wales but it can also be seen in Bristol. …Continue
Hi there,You may have seen my earlier post regarding the Planet X XLS, and, while still high on the list I also have the Ridley X Ride in my sights. This would be the 105 disc model. I can't find much about it apart from promo pictures and a weight of 9.3 (ish) KG without pedals. Anyone out there riding one and willing to share opinion?Also of interest is the Sensa Fermo SL from Merlin Cycles. Again very little is written about this canti brake offering. The Head angle is somewhat slacker than…Continue
Started by malcolm cooper in General Chit Chat Dec 4.
For Sale: Cyclocross/Road Disc wheels Dt Swiss 240 hubs, Stans Alpha 400 rims and Sapim CX-Ray spokes 32h.A nice lightweight (1550g) yet tough wheelset, only a couple of months use, mainly one the road.Few marks as you’d expect. Wheels run true and hubs are silky smooth. The great thing with DT 240’s is they are one of the few 135mm disc hubs that can easily, with no tools, be switched to Shimano 11s or Campagnolo. These are 10sp but I can fit a brand new Shimano 11sp freehub for £40. Stans…Continue
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