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What Is Cyclocross? Mongoose Selous @ChrisAkrigg

Pro MTBer and all around dope bike rider Chris Akrigg found out that his sponsor Mongoose was working on a new Cyclocross bike called Selous and wanted to give a try, the result is a really dope CX edit……minus the music 🙁 …(I mean seriously, once the riding starts you gonna want to mute the music after a min of listening to it.) Chris pretty much summed up what Cyclocross is in the intro and then got busy on the bike. You know we’re big fans of Cyclocross which in our eyes is another version of BMX (Bicycle Motocross) and it was dope to see a highly skilled rider put this bike to good use. And speaking of Mongoose….when are they gonna start selling their high end bikes in the states again??….Anyways here’s what Chris had to say about the edit:

I’ve been a fan of Cyclocross for a long time, so when Mongoose said they were working on the Selous I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one and see what all the fuss was about!

It has to be one of the purest forms of off road riding. I would say back to basics but my bike was pretty damn tech as Shimano set me up with there latest electric gears and disc brakes. That aside you’re still essentially riding a beefed up road bike with skinny tyres and no suspension making every rock, root, rut and discarded Duvel bottle a potential nightmare! A lot to be learned technically from riding a cross bike, have to be on point 110% of the time, I had a lot of fun putting this together. Enjoy! NEXT! ~ Chris Akrigg

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