Tech in Motion: Cyclocross edition

Dan Cavallari takes a test drive with a pair of waterproof trousers, a skinsuit, a dependable 'cross bike, and a versatile crankset

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The hashtags tell us ‘cross is here, so we went out to our local CX course and tested a few must-haves for your fall racing season.

For warm-up laps, Endura’s MT500 II trousers keep out mud and moisture so you’re dry on the starting line. Velocio’s ES Cyclocross suit capitalizes on an under-utilized earth tone for a surprisingly pleasing aesthetic, but more importantly, it’s toasty warm during chilly races.

On the hard goods front, we spent a lot of time on Blue’s Norcross EX and appreciated its nimble handling and almost-excellent build. But we found some shortcomings off the line and on the scale.

And finally, Easton’s EC90SL crankset offers chainring swapping versatility in a lightweight package.

Be sure to check out each review to get our complete thoughts on each product.

Read the full Endura MT500 II trousers review here.

Read the full Velocio ES Cyclocross skinsuit review here.

Read the full Blue Norcross EX review here.

Read the full Easton EC90SL crankset review here.

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