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FIRST LOOK: Cyclo-Cross Bikes

The general overview from the Eurobike show was certainly Carbon, however although there weren’t many new road bikes to look at there were a load of TT, track and cross machines added to mainstream brands.

On the ‘Cross front there are thousands of choices now available and all the major players have a ‘cross bike in their range. Once upon a time ‘cross meant an old steel training frame and a bunch of worn-out road parts… now it’s full carbon this and that and all the knobs and whistles… plenty of high end carbon deep sections and some nice looking new rubber too – It’s a ‘cross bike bonanza!

Spesh. Very Spesh, Cross

The new all Carbon S-Works ‘Cross – Dreamy



De Rosa – just lovely

All carbon rear

Ridley have several Cross bikes
in their range
Most ‘crossers get carbon forks
Ritchey make an all-carbon

Cannondale’s wishbone

All Carbon forks on the Salsa
The Salsa is certainly colourful
BMC’s latest cross bike

Cannondale’s lightweight ‘cross racer
Guerciotti have several cross rigs and they ride nice
Double World Champ Marianne Vos’ Van Tuyl

She also uses Rotor rings
Seven’s silly-money ‘cross ti bike
Not sure if ATB sales
will bring the US ‘cross Marin into the UK

Schwalbe new race tyres

Italian specialists Alan
still make tidy ‘crossers
Maxxis new ‘cross tyres – nice and chunky
The Alan has good cable routing

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