As September approaches, we are gearing up for cyclocross season. Training camps are happening. Bikes are being cleaned and tuned. The mud from last season is being washed off shoes and kits. Cow bells are being dusted off. Race schedules are being solidified. The championship races in Bogense, Louisville, and elsewhere, are months away, but major series, including the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup, Superprestige, DVV Trofee, and Soudal Classics, will kick off soon. The Tour de France is in the rearview mirror and the cycling world has shifted its focus to cross.
We have Cross Spikes™ news to share:
2018-2019 Product Line & Price Increase
There are no major changes to our Cross Spikes™ product line. Our six patented designs, Kits, and Pro Kits, remain the standard when it comes to traction. Simply put, our system works. It saves watts-and keeps you connected to the ground when running with your bike. Just like you need to choose great tires and dial in that pressure, you need traction for your shoes if you plan to stay in contact with the earth when racing cross.
Given the inflationary economic environment (it hurts), complicated by global trade, tariffs (they hurt worse), and other rising costs, we have increased prices. We are confident that our toe spikes are a great value. Cross Spikes™ are highly engineered and precision machined from aerospace-grade stainless steel and titanium. They are manufactured from solid bar stock, have our patented integrated washer face, and rolled threads for 30% more strength. You likely made a significant investment in your cycling shoes. Cross Spikes™ were designed to mate perfectly with them.
To keep prices as low as possible, we mostly sell direct. Check out the full lineup in our Shop. However, we have a select number of specialty dealers around the world:
- North America: our Shop and CYCLOCROSSWORLD.COM
- United Kingdom & Europe: The Cycling Centre
- Australia: Cyclocross Minded
- Japan (coming soon!): CYCLISM
In our home region of New England, the first training races are approaching. Cross Spikes™ ambassador, Adam Myerson, and the team at Cycle-Smart, just held a Cyclocross Camp in Massachusetts. Later this month, in Connecticut, the CCAP will host their annual camp for youth and adults. For the third year running, we will sponsor the CCAP Camp. As in prior years, we have donated a batch of Cross Spikes™ for the campers.
Cross Spikes™ Ambassadors
Our toe spikes are used by many of the best riders in the world, including USA National Champions Katie Compton and Stephen Hyde. Check out our full list of ambassadors.
CCAP Team Horst Junior Squad
In addition to the CCAP Cyclocross Camp, we will once again sponsor the CCAP Team Horst Junior Squad. This year, we will have upwards of 10 boys and girls, ages 8-14, racing cross while learning the fundamentals of our sport. They are the future of cycling. Connecticut has one of the best youth programs anywhere. Check out the CCAP to learn more, if you want to get your children involved with cycling, register for one of their youth teams, or if you just want to support the good work that they do.