Cyclocross Product Buyers Guide

STAN’S NOTUBES IRON CROSS PRO WHEELSET
Stan’s NoTubes continues on with its top-of-the-line tubeless cyclocross rims. The Iron Cross Pro wheelset weighs in at a claimed 1400 grams, complete with Stan’s 3.30Ti disc hubs. The Iron Cross disc rims are designed for superior burp-resistance with low pressure cyclocross clinchers, and are for disc use only.
Price: $875
Stan’s NoTubes

KENDA HAPPY MEDIUM PRO
Kenda makes sure there is a tire for everyone, and with the Happy Medium Pro, the company combined two tires to make one extremely versatile model. With larger knobs on the side and very small knobs in the middle, this tire is designed for dry, hard packed and grassy terrain. The small knobs in the center reduce rolling resistance, while the outer portion of the tire can supply comfort while cornering aggressively.
Price: $39.99
Kenda Tire

TRP HY/RD DISC BRAKES
TRP’s latest effort to bring hydraulic performance to the developing road/cyclocross disc market, the HY/RD is an open hydraulic system that is fully compatible with all existing cable-actuated levers. The calipers feature a hydraulic reservoir at the caliper itself. The system automatically adjusts to brake pad wear, and works with both 140mm and 160mm rotors. Available in polished or black finishes.
Price: $149.99
TRP Brakes

LAKE MX331 SHOES
Lake Cycling has been around for over 30 years and lays claim to several industry firsts, including the first mountain bike-specific shoe and the first cold-weather-specific cycling shoe. Now Lake has introduced the first-ever cyclocross-specific shoe, the MX331. Its upper is crafted from supple goat leather and includes a single Boa closure dial. What makes the MX331 truly cyclocross-oriented is its modular, carbon fiber outsole. Many of the cleats can be repositioned or removed to create the ideal platform for any riding environment- from dust and dirt to water and snow.
Price: $370
Lake Cycling


CHALLENGE TEAM EDITION CROSS

New for 2014, Challenge Tires is offering its Team Edition tires to the masses, not just the company’s sponsored professional racers. The Team Edition tire features a CoreSpun cotton casing, with a high 320 tpi, and comes in two tread versions: the Grifo for dry conditions and the Limus for mud. Both tread versions come in a 33c width.
Price: $129
Challenge Tires


ORANGE SEAL TIRE SEALANT

Tubeless sealant from Orange Seal is ideal for cyclocross. It is claimed to be the lightest tire-sealant system available and has been proven to seal large punctures up to a quarter of an inch and perform under varying temperatures and at extreme altitudes. Orange Seal tubeless tire sealant is compatible with most tubeless wheel options and is eco-friendly.
Price: $12.99 (8 ounces)
Orange Seal


MAXXIS LARSEN MIMO CX

The MiMo CX is engineered for the wet terrain that cyclocross races are known for. Generous ramping on the larger knobs gives the MiMo CX low rolling resistance, while the smaller, round knobs in between serve up extra bite in loose terrain.
Price: $49.99
Maxxis Tires

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