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Who Says Cross Season has to be in the fall? Spring Cyclocross Race Report

Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Belgianwerkx Updates, Cyclocross, Race Report | 0 comments

Who Says Cross Season has to be in the fall? Spring Cyclocross Race Report

Joe Viel, one of our Rockford-area team members, started racing mountain bikes in the 90’s. He got into road and triathlon shortly after and has completed an Ironman and an Xterra, in addition to time trials and road races. Return to the Hill is the second race as part of a 3-race Spring cyclocross series in Rockford, IL. Thanks for the write up, Joe! This is my third year at cyclocross and it’s my new love. I like that there seems to be an endless learning curve. I think that I learn about three new things at every cross race....

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Dirty Kanza Training Camp Report

Posted by on April 8, 2017 in Race Report | 0 comments

Dirty Kanza Training Camp Report

Dirty Kanza 200 is a solo, self-supported, non-stop, 200-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads of the Flint Hills region in east-central Kansas. Team Belgianwerkx member Kevin Tubbs committed to the 2017 event and in preparation, attended the training camp March 30th – April 2nd, 2017. I have been an avid cyclist for most of my life, and 2016 was a huge cycling year for me. I finished my first gravel race, Barry Roubaix, and also finished the longest single-day ride I have ever done: the 2nd annual 180mi Ride...

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Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- Barry Roubaix 2017

Posted by on March 31, 2017 in Belgianwerkx Updates, Race Report | 0 comments

Team Belgianwerkx Race Report- Barry Roubaix 2017

Jon S. Was this your first Barry Roubaix? This was my first attempt at the famous Barry-Roubaix. Since cross is usually my focus I never really seem to have a great deal of miles in this time of year. I’ve considered it many times but whenever it came close I would think there’s no way with as little training I have in so far. This year I was determined to get it done. Mostly because I have some similar races planned for a littler later in the year. My main goal for this year is the “Crushar” in Utah if everything goes...

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Di2 Shift Modes for Cyclocross

Posted by on February 4, 2017 in Cyclocross | 0 comments

Di2 Shift Modes for Cyclocross

Versatility is of the best things about Shimano’s Di2. In this video, we explore 3 popular shift modes for cyclocross.

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New Blue FMB Cyclocross Tires

Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Belgianwerkx Updates, Cyclocross, New products | 0 comments

New Blue FMB Cyclocross Tires

Belgianwerkx is proud to announce the arrival of blue cyclocross tires from FMB. The newest tires are available in 3 tread patterns, feature a custom blue sidewall, and are available exclusively through Belgianwerkx. “We’ve developed a strong relationship with FMB and wanted to do something special” said Jordan Melrood, a mechanic at Belgianwerkx. He added that while FMB are often recognized for their present green tires and past pink tires, the new blue color scheme will probably fit in nicely with more people’s bikes and...

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Dairyland Dare 2016

Posted by on October 3, 2016 in Race Report | 0 comments

Dairyland Dare 2016

Two weeks ago I completed my first Dairyland Dare. Dairyland Dare used to be part of the Wisconsin Endurance Triple Crown, and now as a standalone event, offers distances of 50k-300k all to be completed in one day. The catch is where the ride is held; Dodgeville, WI is in the heart of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin offering miles and miles of twisting, turning roads with more climbing than this Southeastern Wisconsinite is used to. I’m not one to shy away from a challenge, but I knew that 100k with over 5,000 feet of climbing would be...

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A Long Day in July

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I wasn’t certain, but as I dragged myself to my feet and started the evaluation process I was starting to think that this was going to be the most difficult day of my trip. One hundred miles through the hills of Eastern Ohio, 6000 feet of elevation and a last minute re-route were the challenges I was mentally prepared for. Even the 100 degree heat and impending thunderstorm that had been chasing me down for the last 2 hours were not deal breakers. It was the double digit grade hills, miles of logging roads with golf ball size stones and...

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2016 Giant TCX Advanced Pro 1 Review

Posted by on July 13, 2016 in Bike Profiles, Cyclocross, Reviews and Tests | 4 comments

2016 Giant TCX Advanced Pro 1 Review

Last year I decided to make the jump from my 2008 Felt F1X to a bike full of all the most up-to-date technology a cyclocross bike could have – the 2016 Giant TCX Advanced Pro 1. It’s got a carbon fiber frame, hydraulic disc brakes, the Shimano Ultegra Di2 11-speed drivetrain, front and rear thru axles, plus internal cable routing. I rode the bike for the entirety of the 2015/16 cyclocross season in SE Wisconsin and couldn’t have been happier with it’s performance. The combination of the geometry, the thru axles and the disc brakes...

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Team Belgianwerkx Race Report – WORS #1 Iola MTB Race

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Race Report | 0 comments

Team Belgianwerkx Race Report – WORS #1 Iola MTB Race

Four Team Belgianwerkx members (and one honorary junior member) headed up to Iola, Wisconsin for the first Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) mountain bike race of the season on May 15. Here’s what they had to say about the experience! Jessica Helmlinger Sport Women This past weekend was the series opener for the WORS in Iola, WI. This was my first time doing this particular WORS race so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It turned out that the course was not very technical at all. Some racers were disappointed in the lack of technical...

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2016 Barry-Roubaix Team Belgianwerkx Race Report

Posted by on April 25, 2016 in Race Report | 0 comments

2016 Barry-Roubaix Team Belgianwerkx Race Report

A contingent of Team Belgianwerkx riders headed to Hastings, Michigan on April 16, 2016 to tackle the Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race. Hear what five team members had to say about their experience! Alex – 62 mile How many Barry-Roubaix’s have you done? My first Barry-Roubaix (first gravel race) What was the most memorable part of the ride for you? The heat and dust (better answer: changing into my bibs in a truck stop bathroom and showing up 20 minutes before the start because no one in my car planned for the time...

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