Category Archives: cross bike
Tenspeed Hero and Cross So Far
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This is a great photo and one that speaks a lot about cross racing, to me anyway. See more of Tenspeed Hero’s random photos from this year’s cross photos at the TSH Blog.

Nov 3, 2014 Comments are OFF
Documented Chaos: 2014 SSCXWC Video

If you were there, then this will more than likely induce a Pavlovian-response and if you weren’t, it’ll make you wish you were. Here’s the first video I’ve seen from the 2014 SSCXWC!

Nov 3, 2014 3 comments
Yo, ATMO
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Photos by Dan Chabanov

I don’t know why, I but I really love these photos that Dan shot at Richard Sach’s shop. I also love that Team RS works on their own bikes, the night before a weekend of racing to build team dynamic.

See more at Dan’s Flickr.

Nov 2, 2014 4 comments
State Bicycle Co’s New Off-Road Division

Keeping up with current demand, State Bicycle Co has launched a new off-road division, including a fatbike and singlspeed cross bike:

“Say hello to the newest and most tenacious members of the State Bicycle Co. family: The Off-Road Division. This premiere line of Cyclo-Cross Bicycles and Fat Bikes were consciously built to take you as far & wide as your spirit of adventure can go.

We took our Team Riders out to some of the most singular landforms of the West Coast and Southwest, Cyclo-Cross and Fat Bikes in tow, and sent them barreling into terrain that gave us genuine pause. Three states, eight locales, more than a few attempted daredevil stunts, and a broken arm later, we realized something: it doesn’t get much better than adventuring through the unbeaten path with your friends.”

More information to come from State.

Nov 2, 2014 6 comments
CX Hairs: SVENNESS 3.3

Leave your city with me and let’s travel to Valkenburg for the first race of the UCI World Cup and episode three of CX Hairs‘ excellent SVENNESS series!

Nov 1, 2014 1 comment
Ritte’s New 2015 Crossberg
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For 2015, Ritte is doing something a little different with their Crossberg this year with a revamped geometry and yes, disc brakes. All wrapped up in a very Ritte paint job, ready to rip.

Check out more specs and photos below and see more at Ritte.
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Oct 30, 2014 7 comments
Santa Cruz to Big Basin Overnighter – Brian Barnhart
Santa Cruz to Big Basin Overnighter

Santa Cruz to Big Basin Overnighter
Words and photos by Brian Barnhart

I agreed to this trip before I knew where we were going or what we were doing. I recently moved to Santa Cruz from the east coast and take any chance I get to explore the area with friends. I’m primarily a BMX rider / commuter who does the occasional tour, as is my friend Mike who invited me on the trip. Our friend Chris, on the other hand, rides trails every morning and gets a kick out climbing a long steep hill. Finding out on Friday night that we were about to climb 6000 plus feet was a bit painful sounding, but we were up for the adventure.

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Oct 29, 2014 7 comments
Kona’s New All Road Bike: The Esatto DDL
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For those looking for a disc brake-equipped bike that won’t break the bank but will brake in all conditions, Kona’s got something new in their 2015 offerings. The Esatto DDL is their new “all road” bike. Spec’d to impress with a Shimano 11-speed drivetrain, Mavic Aksium Disc One wheels, TRP calipers and Continental Grand Sport Race 28c tires.

See more at Kona!

Oct 29, 2014 7 comments
Kinfolk Cross is Big in Japan
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Photos by Bob Woods

Shawn from King Kog was over in Japan, visiting the home of Kinfolk frames. After visiting Kusaka San, the builder of Kinfolk, he was joined by the Kinfolk Japan team to partake in a cross race. Bob Woods shot some photos of this race, which you can see at his Flickr.

Looks like a fun race!

Oct 29, 2014 Comments are OFF
Bishop Bikes: Jonathan’s Dirt Road Bike
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This one’s a truly unique ride. PAUL cantis, Rene Herse cranks, vintage Dura Ace and a paint job that will only look better with dirt, mud and road dust caked into the nooks and crannies. Jonathan’s dirt road bike is a dream build!

See more at the Bishop Flickr. Chris, this is a fine bicycle!

Oct 27, 2014 2 comments