Spraying Mud, Jumping Boulders: This Is Cyclocross (Video)

For those who have never been involved in cyclocross, the sport can be a little nebulous. The off-road bikes have skinny but knobby tires. There’s no suspension. And why are the participants always running with bikes on their shoulders?

Well, this video gets down to the nitty-gritty. Rider Chris Akrigg rips up some rugged forest trails in a five minute video aboard his Mongoose Selous, a to-be-released CX steed. —Sean McCoy

Sean McCoy

Sean McCoy is the Editorial Director of GearJunkie, and 5+ other All Gear websites.

He has been writing about hunting, fishing, trail running, camping, skiing, and more for 15+ years.

Prior to GearJunkie, he was the chief photographer for the Virgin Islands Daily News and former Editor In Chief for GearJunkie. Based in Denver, Colorado, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.