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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-01-05, 08:56 PM   #1
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any good cross mags out there ?
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If there is, then it's probably still just an underground 'zine. The fixed-gear crowd here in NYC have just introduced a nice color 'zine for the track/bike messenger crowd. I would love to see one for CX riders, or at least, for rider who get crafty with CX bikes on and off the race courses.
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it's covered sometimes in the likes of velo news, dirtrag and singletrack (out of the uk). But no specific mags. I think dirtrag does the best at being about cycle culture in general and would recomend giving it a read.
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oh and that nice colour track/messenger mag is a joke, no real articles and the reviews were just pictures with no info. pretty to look at but just scenster fluff
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<advertising> if you're in the northeast check out the Ride, the owner is actually helping produce Cross Nats <end ad>
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i thought the OP meant mag wheels....like spinergy's....
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oh yeah i the ride is a great little bike culture mag. and it's based out of boston to boot!
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i thought the OP meant mag wheels....like spinergy's....
Me too but I can't stop thinking of those little plastic bmx mag wheels.
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oh and that nice colour track/messenger mag is a joke, no real articles and the reviews were just pictures with no info. pretty to look at but just scenster fluff
Actually, "Fixed" was a phat little 'zine. It incorporated some crafty graphic design work and the flavor was strictly NYC. It's fair to say that for those of us who see (and dodge) NYC bike messengers on a daily basis, the 'zine captured what these people and thier bikes are all about.

Cyclocross is still the obscure corner of cycling, and it still to my knowledge does not have it's own magazine (though there are still quite a few web pages dedicated to it). Even today cyclocross has to be explained to cyclists who know a thing or two about cycling. It's only natural that MTB magazines would spring up independant of road bike magazines, and that intercycling cult-like movements like NYC bike messengers with easy access to the Kissena velodrome would whip up thier own little 'zine. The question is will a cyclocross magazine cover cyclocross racing, people who ride cyclocross bikes, or how a low-end cyclocross bike can be converted to a quasi commuter/touring hybrid that will never really see any mud?
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i'm sorry but fixed was a little hipster booklet, not a track or even messenger zine. The flavor was the same as every little hipster bike sceene in america or europe. A whole section on "fixations" that was just pictures and no commentery on why they were cool or why they were supperior to other products. I've riden in NYC traffic with messengers and it's nothing like that.
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Actually, "Fixed" was a phat little 'zine. It incorporated some crafty graphic design work and the flavor was strictly NYC. It's fair to say that for those of us who see (and dodge) NYC bike messengers on a daily basis, the 'zine captured what these people and thier bikes are all about.

Cyclocross is still the obscure corner of cycling, and it still to my knowledge does not have it's own magazine (though there are still quite a few web pages dedicated to it). Even today cyclocross has to be explained to cyclists who know a thing or two about cycling. It's only natural that MTB magazines would spring up independant of road bike magazines, and that intercycling cult-like movements like NYC bike messengers with easy access to the Kissena velodrome would whip up thier own little 'zine. The question is will a cyclocross magazine cover cyclocross racing, people who ride cyclocross bikes, or how a low-end cyclocross bike can be converted to a quasi commuter/touring hybrid that will never really see any mud?

Why couldn't it cover everything?
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It could, but it would depend on who was producing it. If it's done by solely by racers, then chances are that racing would be the focus. If, however, owners of bikes like the Jake or the Axis got together, it could be more diversified. What was great about "Fixed" was that it showed different ways urban cyclists make use of the track and fixed-gear bicycles, and how the bikes factor into thier lifestyles. The question could be something like "are we as nostalgic for Mafac cantilevers the way "fixies" are about high-flanged Campy track hubs or Sugino cranks?".

Originally, CX bikes were for CX racers. Now, the CX bike has an appeal to a broader segment of cyclists. I would like to see a mag that reflects this, but still recognizes where CX came from and still keep that aspect real.
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one is finally coming! check out cxmagazine.com

a mag is finally coming, both online and print. just starting at http://www.cxmagazine.com


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It could, but it would depend on who was producing it. If it's done by solely by racers, then chances are that racing would be the focus. If, however, owners of bikes like the Jake or the Axis got together, it could be more diversified. What was great about "Fixed" was that it showed different ways urban cyclists make use of the track and fixed-gear bicycles, and how the bikes factor into thier lifestyles. The question could be something like "are we as nostalgic for Mafac cantilevers the way "fixies" are about high-flanged Campy track hubs or Sugino cranks?".

Originally, CX bikes were for CX racers. Now, the CX bike has an appeal to a broader segment of cyclists. I would like to see a mag that reflects this, but still recognizes where CX came from and still keep that aspect real.
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