If you are a fan of cyclocross you have probably looked at the new 2013 Cortina. Updated with a new, fully-butted disc specific 6061 frame and carbon fork and outfitted with race ready parts like a tubeless ready wheelset and SRAM drivetrain with a new Type2 rear derailleur to prevent chain derailments, the Cortina was [...]
It’s October, or for a large number of racing fans it’s “Cross’tober”, a time for heated racing in cold and wet conditions and some of the best spectating in cycling. To celebrate the season we’ve hopped up the 2013 Cortina with Avid disc brakes for increased all-weather stopping power and a tubeless ready WTB i19 [...]
This year I’ve taken a different approach to cyclocross opposed to last. Last year I was pre-cross season committed to go at it, then a hurt knee and too little fun at the first race kept me content on the sideline. This year after mountain bike season came to a close I didn’t jump the [...]
So I am going to put to rest all the questions about whether or not a cyclocross bike is a fast situation at the Barn Burner 104 in Flagstaff, AZ…..it’s not. But…..I had my Cortina custom painted and rocked some White Industries ENO hubs to convert it to a singlespeed. WTB shot me down a [...]
Staff at Men’s Health online magazine recently got to do a fun article on tackling the challenges of commuting to work. For the article one brave office soldier took on the task of gathering all the goods to make commuting a breeze; like using a versatile bike like the Cortina to getting cloths that don’t [...]
Last weekend a few Marin staff members and athletes made the journey from Marin’s Bay Area headquarters to Bend, Oregon to compete in the US Cyclocross Nationals.
Fresh off the keyboard; Yuri Hauswald’s Bikemonkey.net report on Cross Palace! After Carlos and the Bikemonkey crew laid out a killer course rain showers rolled through to bless racers with a mud-filled day of racing. Yuri’s Report: