Category Archives: cross bike
Matt’s Kish Titanium Disc ‘Cross
Matt's Kish Titanium 'Cross Bike

Matt from SWRVE got himself an early Christmas present this year. His custom Kish titanium ‘cross bike is everything he needs to take on the roads and tracks in the Los Angeles area. Titanium bikes make for great off-road vehicles. The material itself “eats up” a lot of the rough ride and it’ll be more dent-resistant from any wrecks that might happen. With a nice clean coat of blue paint on the frame, as well as the stem and seatpost, you almost get distracted from noting the Campagnolo Centaur gruppo, or the big fat tires this pup is rolling on.

After acquiring all the parts for the frame, Matt took this bike to Golden Saddle Cyclery for a pro build. I love clean, simple bikes like this and I can’t wait to see it dusty and dirty. Enjoy this beaut, Matt!

Feb 1, 2016 33 comments
That’s a Rad Looking eBike!

How come they all can’t look like that? That’s a serious question. In my opinion, if ebikes looked like normal bikes, maybe they’d be accepted more? Or maybe people would use them sparingly? I am in no way endorsing ebikes. Personally, I don’t care for them, but all this “mechanical doping” discussion surrounding Femke Driessche had me thinking…

Feb 1, 2016 40 comments
Hoogerheide Highlights

While we wait for CX Hairs to hopefully pull a video together from the World Cup in Hoogerheide, let’s watch UCI’s highlights reel.

Jan 28, 2016 1 comment
On the Versatility of Cyclocross Bikes

Enduro monster and all around cycling demigod Yoann Barelli once again proves the extreme versatility of the venerable cyclocross bike. Now we all know that these rigs are great for hill repeats, amazing at shoulder carriers, and pretty good at riding on a grass. But did you also know that they can clear 15 foot doubles and easily set-up a Finnish Flick for a hot little corner while still delivering you to your all important coffee shop? Well they can, and for the hard proof you need check the video.

Jan 27, 2016 9 comments
Cross Was Here: A Day in the life of Chelsea Weidinger – Jen Abercrombie
Ride Along with Chelsea Weidinger

Cross Was Here: A Day in the life of Chelsea Weidinger
Photos and words by Jen Abercrombie

“I’d already set the goal in my head that I was going to be the first girl on MASH. I don’t know how it’s going to happen, but it’s going to happen.” – Chelsea Weidinger

It’s January and everyone is thinking of resolutions and goals for the coming year. As cross season ended, I spent a day in San Francisco riding and talking with Chelsea Weidinger, of the MASH Cyclocross team, about how she got here and where she’s going. Chelsea hails from Columbus, Ohio. After stints working in a bank and a juice bar, she decided that coffee and bike racing were more her speed, and moved to San Francisco in 2012. (more…)

Jan 25, 2016 12 comments
Upside Down

I can’t think of a better video to represent how we all feel on Monday mornings… This one in particular features the Bombtrack Hook 1, which is made from Japanese SANKO steel.

Jan 25, 2016 2 comments
Abbas’ Geekhouse Mudville Disc
Abbas' Geekhouse Mudville Disc

It’s not every day that you see a Geekhouse in Los Angeles. Especially one as unique as Abbas’ Mudville. You see, this bike started out as a cantilever cross bike and then he sent it back to Marty so disc brakes could be added, and got a new fork made. All in all, it took a little time, but now Abbas has a disc brake Mudville with a slick segmented crown fork and plenty of stopping power. He recently moved to LA from Texas where those brakes will come in handy on all the dirt frontage roads… If you see this bike rolling around town, be sure to say hello and Abbas, we’ll hit the dirt soon enough.

Jan 18, 2016 41 comments
The 2016 Cyclocross National Championships – Amanda Schaper
The 2016 Cyclocross National Championships

The 2016 Cyclocross National Championships

Words by Amanda Schaper, photos by Jordan Clark Haggard

For cyclocross racers, the National Championships is our biggest and best party of the year. You travel to a new place and spend a week filled with amazing racing, lots of great people, and—of course—even a little debauchery. This is cyclocross after all.

This year’s event was hosted in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Biltmore Estate. This is a stunningly beautiful 8,000-acre property that has been family owned since 1895, and it features the largest privately owned house in the U.S. Seriously—it’s a 178,926 square foot mansion with absolutely incredible architecture. Riding through the Estate grounds reveals sprawling gardens, forested areas, creeks, waterfalls, a winery, intricate stone walls, and farm animals grazing through open fields. Everything about the Biltmore screams luxury, and it made for an amazing location to host the Cyclocross National Championships. (more…)

Jan 12, 2016 6 comments