Category: Cyclocross Bike

Cyclocross Bike

Upgrading the CAADX – Tubeless disc brake road wheels?

My Cannondale CAADX is still running exactly as it came out of the shop, with it’s Sora groupset and bog-standard wheels… all unchanged apart from the rear derailleur jockey wheels. It’s a terrific set-up for a winter commuter, but it needs to lose some weight for the winter cyclocross racing. I know that changing the …

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Cannondale CAADX vs Kinesis Crosslight

Can two popular cyclocross bikes have completely different personalities? I’d have to say a big fat “Yes” – I’m running a Cannondale CAADX Sora Disc (bought in December 2014) and a Kinesis Crosslight Pro3 (about three years old), both ace bikes in their own right, but very specific in terms of which would be best …

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Kinesis Crosslight Pro3 cyclocross bike – First impressions

Sometimes ebay throws you amazing bargains and our Kinesis Crosslight was one. I’d been looking for a decent second-hand cyclocross bike for sometime and this popped up locally for a good price. I suspect that, being Kinesis, it’s a brand that many commuters and, dare I say it, non-racing cyclists wouldn’t be familiar with, so …

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Kinesis Crosslight Pro3 cyclocross bike – Joins the fleet

I’ve signed up for the Western League, a summer cyclocross series around Bristol and Gloucester, and I was hoping to entice my son to join me on this foray into the world of CX racing. So, having already got the Cannondale CAADX for me, I had a scout around for a serviceable secondhand cyclocross bike …

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Cannondale CAADX Sora Disc – Initial impressions

I do like my Cannondales. I’ve been a fan for nearly thirty years, ever since they produced frames with properly oversize aluminium tubes, almost as fat as the Klein frames. My first road bike was an R700 (CAAD7 frame) and I’ve championed the way that they’ve managed to keep their frames relatively traditional despite the …