It’s time for mud, sweat and gears – cyclocross season is upon us! Whether you’re a seasoned racer looking to upgrade, or are giving it a go for the first time, you’re bound to find something of interest in this list of bargain ‘cross bikes, cheap tyres and discounted parts.
SRAM Force CX1 crankset
There’s a whopping £167 off the price of this crankset, which is an ideal upgrade for cyclocross racers. In fact, we rated it as ‘near ideal for ‘cross’ in our review. Be quick though, as these are likely to disappear fast.
Schwalbe CX Comp Cyclocross Tyre
Better suited to dryer conditions, these 700c x 30mm tyres are light, semi-slick and ‘economical’, though a chunkier knob tread at the sides gives them additional grip when cornering.
Campagnolo Khamsin 700c Clincher CX Wheelset £165.99 £99.95
Campagnolo’s entry-level wheelset is a good upgrade option, and at nearly half price is a bargain to boot.
Ridley X-Fire 10 Disc – 2015 cyclocross bike £2,449.99 £1,499
With nearly a grand knocked off the cost of this ‘cross-ready steed, it’s a bargain. The downside? There’s only the 48cm frame size left. Lucky for some!
Castelli CW. 6.0 Cross Gloves £40 £36
Cyclocross is synonymous with cold weather – freezing mornings and plenty of mud. Keeping your hands toasty, protected and more importantly actually function is a must. The discount on these Castelli cyclocross specific gloves isn’t massive, but the difference they could make to your comfort could be.
Cannondale CAAD X Sora Disc – 2015 cyclocross bike 54cm £799.99 £549.00
The cheapest cyclocross bike in our bargain lineup.
Bianchi Volpe Disc – 2015 cyclocross bike £1,150.00 £799.00
One of the more stylish looking ‘cross bikes in our bargain bike lineup, the Volpe Disc from Bianchi – recently reviewed positively on the site – is heavily discounted, and available in a good range of sizes including 55cm, 57cm and 59cm.
Continental Mountain King CX Clincher Cyclocross Tyre – Black £49.95 £34.49
With a tread that’s designed to cut deep and hold fast in mud, but roll well on firmer ground, the Mountain King tyres from Continental are designed for cyclocross from the ground up.
Kona Jake 2015 £999.00 £699.00
The eye catching banana-yellow Kona Jake is still available in 53cm, 56cm and 59cm, but there are also one or two left in the blue colour way if yellow ain’t your thing.
Continental 700 x 32 – 42C Cross Inner Tube – 60mm Presta Valve £8.99 £6.40
Punctures totally blow. Make sure you’ve got spares to hand with a stash of ‘cross-proof inner tubes.