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

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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

Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.