Issue 30 - Cyclocross Magazine


Another season is already underway, and just as the leaves are turning across the country, our Issue 30 is ready to celebrate autumn with plenty of mud-packed fun.

Trying to get back into the swing of cyclocross quickly and safely? Famed international coach, Bill Ellison provides several different plans for riders who have been on the gas for months and those who are trying to prepare for the first race of the season. Notice that courses are starting to include some serious European flair? Well, have no fear of those big, bad descents, as contributor Kenneth Lundgren examines the best posture to make mole-hills out of mountains.

We have two rider features with veteran of the sport, Tim Johnson, as he finds his new role in the world of cyclocross, and the hidden diamond of the Pacific Northwest, Courtenay McFadden, who has quietly been establishing herself as one of the strongest riders on the Pro CX Calendar.

Cindy Brennan examines the state of American spectator participation in cyclocross, and looks at the likelihood of the crowds surging. We also have an interview with USA Cycling’s newest CEO, Derek Bouchard-Hall, who has a vision for the growth of cyclocross and gravel alike.

Surprised at Spencer Petrov’s early success in the season? We aren’t. We interviewed the rising star and big challenger to American phenomenon, Gage Hecht, about the season goals and his love for the sport. We also take a look at the rise of American Juniors throughout the United States and their new role as players on the world scene.

Need some tips for putting together a pit kit that will have you covered for even the strangest accidents? Chance Noble gets you squared away with two options that will help you fix most mechanicals, no matter if you’re having brake problems or even if you broke all of the retention devices on your shoes.

One of the best treats this issue has to offer is the sheer amount of gear reviews, which is so extensive that they flowed onto the cover. We review plenty of full cyclocross bicycles, including the Foundry Overland, the Boo Bicycles SL-G, the Alan Super Cross Carbon, the Calfee Manta CX and the BMC CrossMachine CXA01. We also follow up our overview of all around tubeless wheels with an extensive roundup, including models by Stan’s NoTubes, Alchemist, Bontrager, Mavic, Williams, Zipp, Martindale, Reynolds, Easton and FSA.

Wondering if power meters are right for cyclocross? We dive deep into hub-based and crank-based power reading systems, and examine the advantages and disadvantages of each, including models by PowerTap, Stages and InfoCrank.

We have saddle reviews by Koobi, Ritchey, Brooks, Specialized, ISM Adamo, San Marco, Scoop along with a comprehensive helmet roundup with Kali, Specialized, Giro, Smith Optics, Lazer and Catlike.

Pick up your back copy today, mailed first class, or get a digital version for quicker gratification.


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