2017 Ridley X Night SL 10 Disc Force 1 CX



 

X-Night SL 10 Disc

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Detail Pics

 

 

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A staple in the European and American cyclocross scenes, Ridley bikes have been a common sight atop world championship podiums for over a decade. So once again the Ridley X Night brings that winning tradition to your doorstep with top-tier design and components built to compete at even the highest levels of the sport.

Ridley equipped this build with Sram’s venerable Force 1 drivetrain and powerful Force 1 hydraulic disc brakes for precise gear changes and confident stopping power. It’s 42t chainring pairs with an 11-28t cassette to provide exceptional mid-range gearing options suitable for almost any terrain. To round things out, Ridley also employs 4ZA’s Cirrus Pro T30 rims laced to DT Swiss 350 hubs roll wrapped in a set of versatile Clement MXP Tubular tires for solid traction across a wide variety of course conditions.

The X-Knight SL material comes from a mix of 30T and 24T high modulus carbon fiber. This is similar to that found in its cobble-stone conquering Fenix frameset, so it sops up fatiguing vibrations and tenaciously transfers every watt into forward motion for a fast yet cushy ride worthy of even the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean, streamlined look, with the added bonus of eliminating pesky cable pinches when shouldering your bike up a steep wall of limestone stairs. Classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel while its wide tire clearance accommodates rubber for tackling everything from snowy Northeast mud to dry West Coast dirt and challenge for the win.

At the front, the X Knight with its Oryx carbon fiber fork, which helps to reduce stress out on the course. It boasts a 12mm thru-axle for a solid, stable ride even when navigating tight, twisty elevation changes and a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts include stainless steel inserts to protect the carbon from scratches and a scuff plate on the inside of the left fork leg fends off errant disc during frantic mid-race wheel changes to keep the fork free of unwanted wear. This means more fun in the mud, and less time worrying about the integrity of your bike’s front end.

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Detailed SPEC Sheet below

  • Frame Material: 30T-24T high-modulus carbon fiber
  • Fork: Oryx Disc 12mmTHRU-AXLE
  • Warranty: 5 years for the frame
  • Handlebar: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Carbon.
  • Crankset: 42 t SRAM Force CX1
  • Cassette: 11 – 28 t SRAM PG-1170
  • Brakes: SRAM Force 1 Hydraulic
  • Seatpost: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Carbon 27.2 x 350mm, Saddle: 4ZA Cirrus Pro Cr/Ti rails
  • Color Matte Grey/Black/Orange
  • Rear Derailleur: Sram Force CX1 11-speed
  • Tires: Clement MXP Tubular, 700 c x 33 mm
  • Wheelset: 4ZA Cirrus Pro T30.

 

 
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MSRP: X Night — Sale $3,954.30 $5,649.00 30% Off…

 

 



2017 Ridley X Night SL 25 Disc Ultegra



X-Night SL 10 Disc

  • Podium Time Anyone?

 

Detail Pics

 

 

CX natureRidley 2017

 

You’ve caught the cyclocross bug and are all in on the racing game, but not quite ready to limit your bike’s utility off the course by dropping a heap of cash on a one-by drivetrain. Enter the 2017 Ridley X-Night SL 25 Disc Ultegra Complete Cyclocross Bike, which pairs Ridley’s storied ‘cross race pedigree with Shimano’s much-loved Ultegra double drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes. Add in a set of DT Swiss wheels wrapped in Clement’s versatile (and now Tubeless-ready) MXP tires, and this is a bike that’s set to scream off the line while maintaining the versatility to go beyond the tape to handle your gravel and multi-surface aspirations.

Ridley fashions the X-Knight SL from a mix of 30 and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber. It’s a similar blend to that found in its cobble-conquering Fenix, so you can rest assured it’s capable of sopping-up fatiguing vibrations and tenaciously transferring every watt into forward motion. It’s a fast yet cushy ride worthy of even the harshest race conditions. Its internal cable routing makes for a clean, streamlined look with the added bonus of eliminating pesky cable pinches when shouldering your bike. Classic European cyclocross geometry gives the X-Night SL a fast, aggressive feel while its wide tire clearance gives it the versatility to tackle everything from sloppy mud to dry grass.

At the front, Ridley outfits the X-Knight SL with its Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork. It features a 12mm thru-axle for a solid, stable ride and a barely noticeable asymmetry that counters the extra torsional forces applied to the left fork leg when scrubbing speed. The dropouts include stainless steel inserts to protect the carbon from scratches and a scuff plate on the inside of the left fork leg fends off errant discs during frantic, mid-race wheel changes to keep the fork free of unwanted wear. This means more fun in the mud, and less time worrying about the integrity of your bike’s front end.

  • A cyclocross race bike with gearing for all-terrain adventures
  • Pairing classic ‘cross geometry with high-grade carbon
  • Double chainring provides a wide range of gears
  • Internal cable routing maintains clean lines
  • Tubeless tires let you lower the pressure
  • Stainless steel inserts increase fork lifespan

TECH SPECS

Frame Material:
30t and 24t high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork:
Oryx Disc 12TA, carbon steerer
Fork Material:
carbon fiber
Shifters:
Shimano ST-R685
Derailleurs:
Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cranks:
46 / 36 t Shimano Ultegra 6800
Bottom Bracket:
PF30
Cassette:
11 – 28 t Shimano 105 5800
Chain:
KMC X11
Brakeset:
Shimano BR-RS805/BR-RS785 Hydraulic
Rotors:
[front] 60 mm, [rear] 140 mm
Handlebar:
4ZA Cirrus E.2
Stem:
4ZA Cirrus
Saddle:
4ZA Cirrus Pro Cr/Ti rails
Seatpost:
4ZA Cirrus Carbon 27.2 x 350mm
Wheelset:
DT Swiss R23 Spline DB
Front Axle:
12TA
Tires:
Clement MXP Tubeless Ready, 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals:
not included
Warranty:
5 years on frame

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MSRP: X Night — Sale $2,939.30 $4,199.00 30% Off

 

 



Ridley X-Ride Force 1 Cyclocross Bike

 

X-Ride Force 1

Concept
XC Racing
WEIGHT
grams – n/a
Frame Material
Carbon

Ridley

Description

If you spent last autumn clanging cowbells and cheering on your friends, and this year you’re jumping into the fray with Ridley’s Cyclocross Bike. Aluminum frame builds at this price point usually come outfitted with more entry level components, but the Ridley X-Ride goes big outfitted with SRAM’s 1by drivetrain and hydraulic brakes, which can be found gracing the machines of many a pro on the international circuit. Adding in DT Swiss wheels and Clement’s renowned MXP tires, this X-Ride arrives ready to tackle all the twisting grass fields, loose sandpits, and leaf-shrouded single track the local promoter can throw your way.

Ridley fashions the setup from triple butted 7005-T6 alloy with seat-stays carefully shaped to mop up energy-zapping vibrations out on the course. The Belgian Ridley brand also incorporates internal cable routing along the frame for crisp, clean lines that eliminate annoying cable pinches when grabbing the top tube to navigate a set of barriers or shouldering the bike for a long slog through the sand. Race-driven Ridley geometry paired with wide tire clearance means this bike is roaring to go fast, with ample clearance for mud-caked tires if the clouds roll in and you find yourself navigating a sloppy mess.

The X-Ride comes outfitted with an Oryx Disc carbon fiber fork for a plush setup and a stiff, responsive front end. This fork features a barely perceptible asymmetry that counters the torsional forces applied to the left fork leg during braking to reduce flex and promote a long fork life. You’ll find stainless steel inserts in the X-Ride dropouts that protect the aluminum from damage, and a scuff plate affixed to the inner left fork leg to fend off mistakes during hurried wheel changes and prevent gouging or scratching.

 

  • !TECH

 

The Force Component List is shown below, along w/ X-Ride purchasing details..

Frame Material: 7005 aluminum
Fork: 4ZA Oryx X-Ride Disc
Fork Material: carbon fiber
Headset: FSA tapered
Shifter/Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force 1
Front Derailleur: n/a:
Crankset: 42 t SRAM Force 1
Bottom Bracket: 68mm BSA threaded
Cassette: 11 – 32 t SRAM
Brakes: SRAM post-mount hydraulic disc
Rotors: 160 / 160 mm SRAM Centerline
Handlebar: 4ZA Stratos
Stem: 4ZA Stratos
Saddle: 4ZA Stratos
Seatpost: 4ZA Stratos
Wheelset: DT Swiss R24 Spline DB
Front Axle: 15mm thru-axle
Rear Axle: 135mm quick-release
Tires: Clement MXP
Tire Size: 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals: not included
Recommended Use: cyclocross, gravel
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years on frame
Actual Weight: Belgian X-Ride, 54cm: 9130g
 

Ridley X-Night 40 Disc Rival 1 2017

 

X-Night 40

Concept
XC Racing
WEIGHT
grams – n/a
Frame Material
Carbon

Ridley

Description

If you want a bike prepared for it all like the Ridley X-Night that comes with a blend of technology and classic design to tackle the snow, sleet, rain, or random hot and sunny days of a given ‘cross season. While this 2017 X-Night build comes with SRAM’s workhorse one-by drivetrain and powerful hydraulic brakes for an affordable package that doesn’t skimp on the race-worthy functionality. A 42t chainring pairs with an 11-32t cassette to provide exceptional mid-range gearing options suitable for almost any terrain. To round things out, a set of DT Swiss R24 Spline DB tubeless-ready wheels come wrapped with Clement’s versatile MXP tires.

The bike is made from Ridley’s 24t high-modulus carbon fiber that seamlessly transfers power into forward motion while soaking up jarring vibrations. Internal cable routing gets the cables out of the way on the Ridley for easy shouldering on run-ups and un-rideable muddy sections. Ridley’s key ingredient though is the race-specific European cyclocross geometry that’s paired with wide tire clearance to create a frame that can handle everything from dusty, hardpacked SoCal dirt to the rain soaked courses of the upper East Coast.

The X-Night’s fork boasts a few little details to increase durability and just make life easier. The Oryx carbon fiber fork utilizes a 12mm thru-axle for a solid ride, with a barely perceptible asymmetry to counter the torsional forces applied to the left fork leg during braking. Stainless steel inserts at the dropouts protect the carbon from damage, and a scuff plate on the inner left fork legs protects the surface during hurried wheel changes in the pit. Less X-Night C40 wear and tear leads to a longer fork lifespan, so you can look forward to many seasons of fun on this bike.
 

  • !DETAILED TECH

 

The 40 Component List shown below, along w/ X-Night purchasing details..

A one-by race machine…
Pairs classic ‘cross geometry with stiff, responsive carbon…

Internal cable routing maintains clean lines…

Sale — $2,225.30, 30% Off of $3,179.00

Frame Material: 24t high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork: Oryx X-Night 12MM Thru-Axle Disc
Fork Material: legs carbon fiber, steerer carbon fiber
Headset: 1-1/8 – 1-1/2 in FSA
Shifter/Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 1 /medium cage
Front Derailleur: n/a:
Crankset: 42t SRAM Rival 1
Bottom Bracket: PF30
Cassette: 11 – 32 t SRAM PG1130
Chain: KMC X11
Brakeset: SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic

Rotors: [front] 160 mm, [rear] 140 mm
Handlebar: 4ZA Stratos
Stem: 4ZA Stratos
Saddle: 4ZA Stratos Dynamic Comfort
Seatpost: 4ZA Stratos, 27.2x350mm
Wheelset: DT Swiss R24 Spline DB
Front Axle: 12mm thru-axle
Rear Axle: 135mm quick-release
Tires: Clement MXP, folding
Tire Size: 700 c x 33 mm
Pedals: not included
Recommended Use: cyclocross
Manufacturer Warranty: 5 years on X-Night frame



2017 Pells Roax Ultegra Cyclocross Bike

Pells Roax Ultegra CX bike

Pells Roax Ultegra CX bike

 

 

Roax Ultegra Carbon CX Bike

 

2017 Pells Roax tapered_headtube
 

Roax comes highly adapted with a tapered headtube, as the 2017 Pells Roax utilizes the 1.5″ lower headset socket for the same low weight of classical (upper socket) headset, but with stiffness of 1.5″ construction. Thanks to this construction the headtube is stiffer, allowing the Pells bike to have better stability in high speeds, steering is more accurate and the bike is thus easier to control. Carbon drop out – full carbon drop outs reduce weight of the frame.

2017 Pells Roax CX bike

For your unique Roax, the frame is offered with possibility of individual color adjustment. All to mate perfectly with the Ultegra drivetrain from Shimano. Each frame set is painted by hand in the Czech Republic. Main design layout is set and two color versions are possible (black/red and black/blue). They offer individual changes of colors and design. Philosophy is following: offer this very special frameset with racing settings and your own design.
Carbon dropout – full carbon dropouts reduce weight of the frame. Weight of frame: 940 g (size 53), seat post 27.2 mm.

With Shimano individuals will get one of the best drivetrains for cyclocross, as this CX is quite the exclusive frame with top racing parameters. Therefore, they offer the best service including individual painting. New style of rear triangle with Superlite Seatstay Vacuum affords flexibility in vertical direction and gives significant amount of comfort while size stiffness is guaranteed.

The BB86 – extended crank link in the frame with integrated bearing (Press Fit). Thanks to this construction Pells can produce the crank section wider and thus stiffer as well. The bearing is better protected, allowing for the Pells Shimano Ultegra BB/crankset to mount quite a bit easier.

SPECS

Frame:
High Modulus Carbon, BB86, Carbon Dropouts, FCST, UHMC, Ultralite Vacuum Seat-stay, HT 1 1/8-1.5″
Frame material:
carbon
Color:
Matte Turquoise
Fork:
Full Carbon, 15 mm osa, 1 1/8-1.5″

 

Type of fork:
Rigid

 

Crankset:
Roax Shimano 50×34 Ultegra
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra
Speed:
2×11

 

Shifters:
Roax Shimano Ultegra ST-RS685

 

Front derailleur:
Shimano
Cassette:
Shimano HG 11-32
Tires :
Vittoria Cross XG Pro 700×31

 

Handlebar:
RR6 OV 420/440 mm
Stem:
RX67 OV

 

Type of brakes:
Hydraulic Disc
Brakes:
Shimano BR-RS785

 

Seatpost:
XR2
Wheels:
Roax Mavic Ksyrium Disc

 

Saddle:
Shark 136
Grips:
Pells Omotávka Korek

 

Sizes:
48 / 51 / 54 / 57 / 60cm
Weight:
8.5 for Roax Bike complete

 

2016 Louis Garneau Steeple X Disc Sport

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Steeple X Hydro-Nerv XLT



Ultra-nimble and smooth in the rough stuff, the Louis Garneau Steeple X provides everything you need to excel in the wonderful world of ‘cross. The Hydro-Nerv S-66 XLT butted aluminum Steeple X frame features no-compromise geometry for tackling barriers while the carbon fiber fork with tapered aluminum steerer ensures exceptional handling. Components-wise, Shimano 105 is utilized for the shift/brake levers, derailleurs, and cassette. This 2×11-speed drivetrain is remarkably durable plus ensures precision gear changes in even the sloppiest of conditions.

With a Shimano RS500 crankset that employs 46/36T chainrings and then combine it with a 11-28T 11-speed cassette you’ve got all the gearing you need to tackle your local cyclocross race as well enjoy all-day gravel adventures. Shimano R317 mechanical brakes provide superb stopping power while the Vittoria CX XN 32c tires feature a file tread pattern that’s optimized for speed. And as a nice Steeple X touch, the rear brake cable is routed internally through the top tube while the derailleur cables run internally through the down tube so it’s easy to grab the bike for running a section of barriers or negotiating a run-up.

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  • Steeple X Hydro-Nerv S-66 XLT butted aluminum frame is stiff and lightweight
  • Louis Garneau Carbon fiber fork with tapered aluminum steerer ensures a smooth, responsive ride
  • Shimano 105 2×11-speed shift/brake levers, derailleurs, and cassette are renowned for precision, reliability, and durability
  • Shimano RS500 crankset with 46/36T chainrings combined with 11-28T 11-speed cassette provides a wide range of gear options
  • Vittoria Steeple X CX 700×32 tires feature a file tread pattern for speed on hard pack, grass, or sandy conditions

Purchase this sweet Louis Garneau Steeple X Disc Sport w/ other reviews at Nashbar.com

 

EQUIPMENT SPECS

Specs
FRAME Steeple X – Hydro-Nerv S-66 XLT butted aluminum
FORK Louis Garneau Disc specific Carbon fiber blades, 1-1/8″ – 1-1/2″ tapered aluminum steerer
GROUPSET Shimano 105 Mix 22S.
CRANKSET Shimano RS500 (46 / 36T)
LEVERS Shimano 105 5800
DERAILLEURS Shimano 105 5800
SHIFTERS Shimano 105 5800 shift/brake levers, 2×11-speed
BRAKES Shimano BR-R317 mechanical disc, 160 mm rotors
DISC Shimano RT81, Centerlock, 160 mm / 140 mm
CASSETTE Shimano 105 5800 11-speed, 11-28T
CHAIN Shimano
SEATPOST Steeple X A-Spec micro-adjustable SB15, 27.2mm
STEM Steeple X A-Spec, 3D forged, -7 degree rise Black
HANDLEBAR Steeple X A-Spec, Compact bend, matte Black
WHEELSET. Alex ATD490 disc rim, System T15 disc Centerlock hub, 100x15mm/front
TIRES Vittoria CX XN, 700×32
PEDALS n-a on the Garneau Steeple X Cyclocross Bike
SADDLE Louis Garneau Cadence

 

 

Ghost Square Cross X 3 City Bike – 2017 Testing Review – Adventure Gravel

Ghost Square Cross X 3 City Bike - 2017 Testing Review
Ghost Square Cross X 3 City Bike - 2017 Testing Review




 

Square Cross X 3 Adventure Gravel/City platform

■■ Adventure Digs..

Latest Concept
price: €799
Mileage: 3000miler

Description

The 2017 Ghost Square provides the most versatile way to enjoy a whole array of experiences but with one bicycle. On the road, the Ghost glides along at almost road-bike-like speed, while off-road it offers the comfort, stability and puncture protection of a Ghost mountain bike. The Square riding position is well balanced and suitable for a Sunday spin or a quick ride after work, all with that classic Ghost look to dye for.

With Cross details supplied by Shimano, with their full Acera drivetrain, the setup is by no means a slouch. While Tektro ACC hydraulic disc brakes slow it down on the trail without complaint, but unfortunately you can’t integrate your smart phone like the Urban X 10 sibling can.

For the Cross to become such an outstanding bike they had to combine two special ingredients, wisely engineered frame and a reputable components package. Now proud to introduce the new Square, as a true adventure bike.




Build Details

SPECIFICATION GEOMETRY // SIZE

Frame Square Alloy 28 Crossover
Fork RST Nova MLO 60 mm
Stem Ghost AS GH2
Handlebar Low Riser Light 680 mm
Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus 8-Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
Shifters Shimano Deore SL
Crankset Shimano FC-T310 44-32-22T
Cassette Sprocket Shimano 11-30 CS-HG500
Brakes Tektro ACC 005 Disc 160 mm
Tires Schwalbe CX Comp 40-622
Rims Rodi Excalibur 19
Front Hub Shimano Hub Dynamo QR
Rear Hub Shimano QR
Seatpost G-light SL 719
Saddle Square 3050 HRN
Front Travel 60mm
Frame Sizes S/M/L/XL Square sizing
Weight Square 3 Weight n-a kg

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2017 Ghost Square Cross 4 Test Review – Adventure Gravel/ City Bike

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2017 Ghost Square Cross 4 Adventure Gravel/ City Bike_nightblack_neonred

 




 

Square Cross 4 Adventure Gravel/Trail /City

■■ Adventure Digs..

Latest Concept
price: €699 /$799
Mileage: 1000miler

Description

The 2017 Ghost Square line provide a sweet versatile way to enjoy a full spectrum of experiences, but only needing one bicycle. On the road, the Ghost gets you almost road bike like speed, while off-road it offers the comfort, stability from the 60mm suspension fork, and puncture protection of mountain bike tires. The Square riding position is well balanced and suitable to spin on Sunday afternoon with friends or a quick ride after work, all with that classic Ghost look people love.

With Square details supplied by Shimano, with their full Alivio drivetrain, the setup is by no means a slouch. While Tektro ACC 003 disc brakes slow it down on the trail without complaint, but unfortunately you can’t integrate your smart phone like the Square Urban X 10 sibling can.

To become such an outstanding city bike they had to combine two special ingredients, wisely engineered aluminum frame and a reputable components package. Now proud to introduce the new setup, as a true adventure bike.




Build Details

SPECIFICATION GEOMETRY // SIZE

Frame Alloy Cross-over 28
Fork Suntour SR 60mm
Stem AS GH2 31.8 mm
Handlebar Low Riser Light 680 mm 31.8
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio 9-Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
Shifter Shimano Acera SL
Crankset Shimano FC-Triple  48-34-24
Cassette Shimano CS-HG200 11-32
Brakes Tektro ACC 003 Disc 160 mm
Tires Schwalbe CX Comp 60-622
Rims Rodi Excalibur 19
Front Hub Hub QR
Rear Hub Hub QR
Seatpost G-light DC 1 31.6 mm
Saddle Square 3050 HRN
Front Travel Rigid
Frame Sizes Square sizing S/M/L/XL
Weight Sq Weight n-a kg

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2017 Ghost Square Cross 5 Testing Review – Gravel Adventure Bike

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2017 Ghost Square Cross 5 Testing Review - Gravel Adventure Bike_nightblack_monarch 




 

Square Cross 5 Adventure Gravel/Trail platform

■■ Adventure Digs..

Latest Concept
price: €899 /$999
Mileage: 5000miler

Description

The 2017 Ghost Square line offers the most versatile way to enjoy a whole array of experiences on only one bicycle, which was introduced in 2015. On the tarmac, the Ghost zips along near a road bike like speed, but when you take it for a spin on the dirt it offers the comfort, stability and puncture protection of a Ghost mountain bike. The Square riding position is well balanced and suitable for a Sunday spin or a quick ride after work, all with that classic Ghost look to dye for.

With Cross build details that were supplied by Sram, and thier full NX drivetrain, the setup is by no means a slouch. While Sram DB-Level A1 disc brakes slow it down on the trail without complaint, but unfortunately you can’t integrate your smart phone like the Urban X 10 sibling can.

For the Cross to become such an outstanding bike they had to combine two special ingredients, wisely engineered frame and a reputable components package. Now proud to introduce the new Square, as a true adventure bike.




Build Details

SPECIFICATION GEOMETRY // SIZE

 Square Alloy 28 Crossover  Frame
Fork Alloy Rigid
Ghost AS GH2 Stem  AS 31.8 mm Stem
Handlebar Low Riser Light 680 mm 31.8
Rear Derailleur Sram NX 11-Speed
Front Derailleur none
Shifter Sram NX Trigger
Crankset Sram NX 38 T Single
Cassette Sram Powerglide 11-42
Brakes Sram DB-Level A1 Disc 160 mm
Tires Continental Speedride 42-622
Rims Rodi Excalibur 19
Front Hub Hub QR
Rear Hub Hub QR
Seatpost G-light DC 1 31.6 mm
Square Saddle  3050 HRN
Front Travel Rigid
Square Frame Sizes S/M/L/XL  sizing
Square 5 Weight  n-a kg

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Ghost Square Cross 6 Testing Review – Gravel Adventure Bike

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2017 Ghost Square Cross 6 Gravel Adventure Bike_urban_neonred




 

Square Cross 6 Adventure Gravel/Trail platform

■■ Adventure Digs..

Latest Concept
price: €999
Mileage: 6000miler

Description

The Ghost Square line offers the most versatile way to enjoy a whole array of experiences on only one bicycle. On the road, the Ghost glides along at almost road-bike-like speed, while off-road it offers the comfort, stability and puncture protection of a Ghost mountain bike. The Square riding position is well balanced and suitable for a Sunday spin or a quick ride after work, all with that classic Ghost look to dye for.

With Cross details supplied by Shimano, with thier full XT drivetrain, the setup is by no means a slouch. While Shimano Deore disc brakes slow it down on the trail without complaint, but unfortunately you can’t integrate your smart phone like the Urban X 10 sibling can.

For the Cross to become such an outstanding bike they had to combine two special ingredients, wisely engineered frame and a reputable components package. Now proud to introduce the new Square, as a true adventure bike.




Build Details

SPECIFICATION GEOMETRY // SIZE

Frame Square Alloy 28 Crossover
Fork RST VIVAir RL
Stem Ghost AS GH2 31.8 mm
Handlebar Low Riser Light 680 mm 31.8
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT 10-Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Shifter Shimano Deore SL
Crankset Shimano XT 48-36-26
Cassette Sprocket Shimano 11-34 CS-HG500
Brakes Shimano 396 Disc 180 mm
Tires Schwalbe Smart Sam
Rims Rodi Excalibur 19
Front Hub Shimano Deore QR
Rear Hub Shimano Deore QR
Seatpost G-light SP DC 1 31.6 mm
Saddle Square 3050 HRN
Front Travel 2.25″
Frame Sizes S/M/L/XL Square sizing
Weight Square 6 Weight n-a kg

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KTM Canic CXC 22 Disc Testing Review

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Canic CXC 22 Carbon





The 2016 KTM is built to win, and been a producer of high-end cyclo-cross bikes since the 1970’s, while KTM has won several national titles. Now, you can experience the thrill of an exotic ride firsthand. The KTM Canic cyclocross bike and Canic CXA 20-S 105 alloy were designed for competition and equipped with all relevant technologies, such as internal cable routing, a SRAM’S Force 1x drivetrain and SRAM hydraulic disc brakes. Take back the glory years with a Canic now.

 

The Canic is at home in adverse weather conditions, but just as capable on local fire roads for some wide open, pedal-mashing good times. As the seatstays were manufactured in one long piece for best bump absorption. While the integrated Canic seat clamp enables a shorter seat tube length in combination with an effective longer seat post length. Which allows more of the bumps to absorbed efficiently, thus muscles fatigued less and a power surplus is achieved.

 

The CXC carbon frame and fork deliver stiffness under torque, increased agility, vibration dampening for comfort, and low weight for improved handling. The bigger dimensioned chainstay is better suited for high braking forces, at the same time the new shape significantly improves aerodynamics. In addition, Finally, SRAM hydraulic disc brakes offer great modulation and stopping power.

$4490.00 priced $4049.00

KTM Bike purchase at Performancebike.com

 

The Canic features a Shimano race-ready 22-speed drivetrain. The Shimano crankset features a cross-specific 44/34t ring and is matched to an 11/36 cassette, which provides plenty of flexibility for maintaining a comfortable cadence when the grade of the course or trail changes. A DT Swiss X 1700 two Spline disc-brake wheelset with Schwalbe X-ONE tires offer superior grip on for improved efficiency and a fi`zi:k Tundra M5 saddle will keep you comfortable on the Canic for miles to come.

2016 KTM Canic CXA 20-S 105 Disc

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Canic CXA 20-S 105 Alloy





The 2016 KTM is built to win, and been a producer of high-end cyclo-cross bikes since the 1970’s, while KTM has won several national titles. Now, you can experience the thrill of an exotic ride firsthand. The KTM Canic cyclocross bike and Canic CXC carbon are designed for competition and equipped with all relevant technology, such as internal cable routing, a Shimano’s 2x drivetrain and Shimano mechanical disc brakes. Take back the glory years now.

 

The Canic is at home in adverse weather conditions, but just as capable on local fire roads for some wide open, pedal-mashing good times. As the seatstays were manufactured for best bump absorption. While the integrated Canic seat clamp enables a shorter seat tube length in combination with an effective longer seat post length. Which allows more of the bumps to absorbed efficiently, thus muscles fatigued less and a power surplus is achieved.

 

The CXA aluminum frame and carbon fork deliver stiffness under torque, increased agility, vibration dampening for comfort, and low weight for improved handling. The bigger dimensioned chainstay is better suited for high braking forces, at the same time the new shape significantly improves aerodynamics. In addition, Finally, Shimano disc brakes offer great modulation and stopping power.

$2290.00 priced $2049.00

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The Canic features a Shimano race-ready 22-Speed drivetrain. The Shimano crankset features a cross-specific 46x36t rings and is matched to an 12/28 cassette, which provides plenty of flexibility for maintaining a comfortable cadence when the grade of the course or trail changes. A Line CC Mavic/Deore disc-brake wheelset with Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires offer superior grip on for improved efficiency and a Selle Italia X1 Flow saddle will keep you comfortable on the Canic for miles to come.

2016 KTM Canic CXC 11 CX1 Disc

2016 KTM Canic CXC 11 CX1 Disc

 

Canic CXC 11 Carbon





The 2016 KTM is built to win, and been a producer of high-end cyclo-cross bikes since the 1970’s, while KTM has won several national titles. Now, you can experience the thrill of an exotic ride firsthand. The KTM Canic cyclocross bike is designed for competition and equipped with all relevant technologies, such as internal cable routing, a SRAM’S Force 1x drivetrain and SRAM hydraulic disc brakes. Take back the glory years with a Canic now.

 

The Canic is at home in adverse weather conditions, but just as capable on local fire roads for some wide open, pedal-mashing good times. As the seatstays were manufactured in one long piece for best bump absorption. While the integrated Canic seat clamp enables a shorter seat tube length in combination with an effective longer seat post length. Which allows more of the bumps to absorbed efficiently, thus muscles fatigued less and a power surplus is achieved.

 

The CXC carbon frame and fork deliver stiffness under torque, increased agility, vibration dampening for comfort, and low weight for improved handling. The bigger dimensioned chainstay is better suited for high braking forces, at the same time the new shape significantly improves aerodynamics. In addition, Finally, SRAM hydraulic disc brakes offer great modulation and stopping power.

$4490.00 priced $4049.00

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The Canic CX1 features a Sram race-ready 11-speed drivetrain. The Sram crankset features a cross-specific 44t ring and is matched to an 11/36 cassette, which provides plenty of flexibility for maintaining a comfortable cadence when the grade of the course or trail changes. A DT Swiss X 1700 two Spline disc-brake wheelset with Schwalbe X-ONE tires offer superior grip on for improved efficiency and a fi`zi:k Tundra M5 saddle will keep you comfortable on the Canic for miles to come.

2017 Pivot Vault now your one gravel /cyclocross bike needed

2017 Pivot Vault cyclocross gravel bike


 

The Pivot Vault has some changes for 2017 to update not only its looks but compatibility with the latest components and trends, as bigger tires have become the forefront. The key changes are increased tire clearance up to 700×48 (up front), a switch to flat mount brakes, and an all new fork with 12mm thru axle (down from the original’s 15mm one). These sit atop the original’s BB386EVO, arching top tube and mountain bike inspired geometry. Paint is also updated, with a brighter blue over the full carbon frame.

Possibly the only drop bar bike you’ll need…

 

 

The switch to flat mounts not only improve appearances and help future-proof the bike, it also means you can now run a 140mm rotor. Or stick with a 160mm rotor like the original.

2017 Pivot Vault thru-axle

 

Internal cable routing also keeps it clean looking. And just plain clean, preventing contamination from gumming up shifting. It’s also electronic shifting compatible, and oversized cable ports make it easy to change things up.

2017 Pivot Vault bb frame

The BB386EVO offer the widest, fattest stance for stiffer cranks and better power transfer. It’s set low, with short chainstays, helping to keep it nimble.

 

2017 Pivot Vault blue-black

The new fork uses a full 1.5″ taper with a massive opening through the oversized crown. Throw in a 700×48 for the worst gravel roads, or even a 27.5×2.0 for real back road scrambling. The frame, however, retains its 700×38 max for optimum clearance.

2017 Pivot Vault carbon

 

The 2017 Pivot Vault is designed as a race bike, so there’s no rack or fender mounts. It’s available in a single complete build with Shimano Ultegra, FSA Gossamer Pro 46/36 cranks, 3T cockpit, Stan’s Grail wheels & Maxxis Mud Wrestler tires for $3,999. Frameset with FSA headset is $2,399, and it’s begging for a 1x build if you go this route. Available now.

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2017 Canyon Inflite AL SLX 9.0 Pro Race in time for cyclocross




Canyon Inflite AL SLX 9.0 Pro Race

 

Inflite AL SLX 9.0 Pro Race

Canyon has just uncovered their 2017 Inflite cyclocross line-up with the hopes of getting riders on new bikes before the race season starts. Overall the changes are pretty minor versus the 2016 setups and stick with the same alloy frames, but there are some new brighter colors that add to the Canyon standard black and one more affordable spec on the lighter SLX frameset. What also is nice is a new program Canyon is calling their ‘Sponsorship Deal’, which is more deal, less sponsorship, to help amateur racers ride away with a pair of bikes for that truly ‘pro’ cross setup…

 

The Inflite range carries over its top bike with the smooth-weld AL SLX frame and full carbon tapered F21 fork. With a claimed frame weight of 1480g, it isn’t going up against carbon bikes for weight, but some shaping of the chain and seatstays is said to balance drivetrain stiffness and overall comfort, as does Canyons’ own VCLS flexing seatpost. Really, aluminum has always seemed appropriate for the short duration and rough & tumble of cross racing, so maybe this is a good place for Canyon to offer some value. Availability on all of the bikes is slated for around the end of September, and you can check individually on each bike and size by adding to your cart from Canyon’s consumer direct site.

The top-tier Inflite AL SLX 9.0 Pro Race carries over in the same black and gray color scheme for 2017 at the same 3000€ price. Spec on the bike is mostly the same with a SRAM Force CX1 disc brake build kit. Noted changes this season are a switch to Schwalbe X-One tires across all of the whole cross range, as well as updated spec of Selle Italia saddles. A curious change on the top 2017 bike is the move from Reynolds tubulars to the same wheels in their tubeless version matched to tubeless-ready Schwalbe clinchers.

Canyon Inflite AL SLX 8.0 Pro Race

Inflite AL SLX 8.0 Pro Race

 

While the move away from tubulars may make the SLX 9.0 Pro Race makes the bike less podium worthy for the same cost, Canyon looks to be trying to make the bike more flexible. They’re even adding another build of that top frame with a more affordable spec, and this time adding in a new bright blue and yellow Miami Sunset color in addition to black. By dropping down to a Rival1 group and DT Swiss R23 tubeless-ready alloy clinchers, the new Inflite AL SLX 8.0 Pro Race keeps most of the other spec as the top bike but brings the price down to just 1900€. Another tiny change in spec for the SRAM drivetrain Pro Race bikes is their inclusion of the new Quarq Prime power meter ready cranksets, in case you want to take CX training to the next level when their new DZero power meters come out later this month.





Canyon Inflite AL 8.0

Stepping down to the second-tier non-SLX Inflite frame which looks to use mostly the same tubing shapes with a more conventional 7005 alloy and large, visible welds, Canyon has three more bikes on offer. Both Inflite framesets are said to share essentially  the same weights and both combine a quick release rear end with a thru-axle front. The Inflite AL 9.0 carries over almost unchanged for the new season, save for the new tires and saddle, but curiously goes up in price a couple of hundred Euros to 2000€ for the mechanical/hydraulic Shimano Ultegra 11 speed double CX-specific 46/36 build.

The next step down Inflite AL 8.0 also climbs in price by the same amount, although its price jump is understandable. The new 1600€ AL 8.0 gets upgraded from last years mechanical disc brakes to Shimano’s newer 105/RS505 mechanical shifting, hydraulic braking which we have been quite pleased with, even considering the very bulbous look to the new lever bodies.

Canyon Inflite AL 9.0 S aluminum cyclocross complete

The last bike in the Inflite ‘cross’ family is the Inflite AL 9.0 S, which is just a slightly altered spec to suit riders looking for a cross style bike for fast, mixed surface road and trail riding. With the ‘S’ designation the bike gets spec’ed with a set of mid-compact 52/36 chainrings and 28mm Conti Grand Prix 4000 road tires for more smooth surface riding. The AL 9.0 S switches up to DT R24 wheels, but keeps its price at 1800€ for another year.

Canyon wanted to make it easier on the wallet for the amateur cross racer who wants to take cross a bit more seriously this season. And what is more serious in cyclocross than having matching A & B bikes? So with their deal if you buy two identical spec Inflite bikes (either a pair of AL SLX 9.0 or a pair of the Inflite 8.0 version), they will discount your total purchase 500€ or 400€ respectively. While that is only an 8-10% deal overall, if you were already thinking to buy two bikes to have a spare in the pit, maybe 3400€ for two Inflite podium worthy cross bikes isn’t too bad of a deal after all?!

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Low MKII CX Aluminum Cyclocross Bike

Low MKII CX Aluminum Cyclocross Bikes black

 

MKII CX Alloy Cyclocross Bike

 




Andrew and his team at Low Bicycles have been trying to spark a resurgence of domestic alloy bike manufacturing. As the Low MKII is the latest addition to the lineup that’s a new cyclocross bike. The MKII makes its way into production in time to start racing. They have ironed out the original development kinks ready to get you lined up to race next month. See why the US-made 7005 frame will make a perfect companion for your next cross campaign…

Low MKII CX Enve Cyclocross Bike

 

 

Bikes like the Low CX alloy have begun to build a reputation for a more comfortable ride, and the MKII is no exception, having been fine tuned through two race seasons of prototyping. They have achieved this balanced ride through the use of a proprietary butted tubing, some of which they shape in house. That shaping goes from flattening the toptube for improved shouldering to curved and flattened seatstays that  build in a bit of controlled flex.

Low MKII aluminum-disc-brake dropout

The MKII is a disc brake only frame and comes paired with a Enve Disc fork. The frame employs internal cable routing all the way back to the chainstays for a mud free setup, with the bottom pull front derailleur routed outside and around to a cable stop just behind the bottom bracket. It does stick with a threaded bottom bracket, so the MKII will be easy to swap out if it gets thrashed mid way through the very muddy race season. While tire clearance is said to be good for up to 40mm tires with a 425mm long chainstay.

Low MKII CX Alloy  bb-bottom

The ride is available now direct from them for $2450 for the frameset, including the Enve fork. The bike comes standard only in this signature matte black finish with white/orange graphics, and in six sizes (49, 52, 54, 56, 58 & 60cm.)

Low MKII CX Race Bike complete

They claim MKII stock is limited, so no time like the present if you are looking to get prepped for cross. Otherwise, if you miss out on the first batch of bikes they will be available again at the end of October with the season. Custom geometry and other finishes are also available but won’t have you ready for racing this fall.

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Ghost Square Cross 6 Gravel Test Black /Orange

Ghost Square Cross 6 Gravel Test 2016 Black Orange

 

Square Cross 6 Adventure Gravel/Trail platform

■■ Adventure Digs..

Latest Concept
weight: 12.5kg
Mileage: 1000miler

Description

The Ghost Square line offers the most versatile way to enjoy a whole array of experiences on only one bicycle. On the road, the Ghost glides along at almost road-bike-like speed, while off-road it offers the comfort and stability with a 60 mm travel mountain bike suspension fork. The Square riding position is well balanced and suitable for a Sunday spin or a quick ride after work, all with that classic Ghost look to dye for.

With top Square details supplied by Shimano, with their full XT drivetrain, the setup is by no means a slouch. While the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes slow it down on the trail without complaint, but unfortunately it’s not quite as exoctic as you can’t integrate your smart phone like it’s Square Urban X 10 sibling pulls off.

For it to become such an outstanding bike they had to combine two special ingredients, wisely engineered frame and a reputable components package. Now proud to introduce a true adventure bike.




Build Details
SPECIFICATION GEOMETRY // SIZE

frame Alloy Cross-over
fork RST VIVAir RL
stem AS GH1 Alloy
handlebar Riser Alloy
rear derailleur Shimano XT 10-Speed
front derailleur Shimano XT
shifter Shimano XT SL
crankset Shimano XT 48-36-26
cassette Shimano 11-34
brakes Shimano 395 Disc
tires Schwalbe Smart Sam
rims Mach1 / 820
front hub Shimano XT QR
rear hib Shimano XT QR
seatpost Light SP DC 1
saddle Square 3050 HRN
front travel 60mm
frame sizes Square sizing S/M/L/XL
weight Sq Weight 12.5 kg

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2017 Ghost Square Cross 7 Testing Review – Gravel Adventure Bike

2017 Ghost Square Cross 7 Testing Review_urban_monarch_nightblack

2017 Ghost Square Cross 7 Testing Review_urban_monarch_nightblack



 

Square Cross 7 Adventure Gravel/Trail platform

■■ Adventure Digs..

Latest Concept
weight: 12.2kg
Mileage: 700miler

Description

The 2017 Ghost Square line offers the most versatile way to enjoy a whole array of experiences on only one bicycle. On the road, the Ghost glides along at almost road-bike-like speed, while off-road it offers the comfort, stability and puncture protection of a Ghost mountain bike. The Square riding position is well balanced and suitable for a Sunday spin or a quick ride after work, all with that classic Ghost look to dye for.

With Cross details supplied by Shimano, with thier full XT drivetrain, the setup is by no means a slouch. While XT disc brakes slow it down on the trail without complaint, but unfortunately you can’t integrate your smart phone like the Urban X 10 sibling can.

For the Cross to become  such an outstanding bike they had to combine two special ingredients, wisely engineered frame and a reputable components package. Now proud to introduce the new Square, as a true adventure bike.




 Build Details
SPECIFICATION GEOMETRY // SIZE

Square Alloy 28 Crossover frame
RST VIVAir RL fork
Ghost AS GH1 31.8 mm stem
Riser 660 mm 31.8 handlebar
Shimano XT 10-Speed rear derailleur
Shimano XT front derailleur
Shimano XT SL shifter
Shimano XT 48-36-26 crankset
Shimano 11-34 cassette sprocket
Shimano XT Disc brakes
Schwalbe Smart Sam tires
Mach1 / 820 622×19 rims
Shimano XT QR front hub
Shimano XT QR rear hub
G-light SP DC 1 31.6 mm seatpost
Square 3050 HRN saddle
60 mm front travel
S/M/L/XL Square sizing frame sizes
Square 7 Weight 12.2 kg weight

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2017 Specialized CruX Cyclocross Bikes w/ 142mm thru axles – Review

2017 Specialized  CruX S Works CX bike

 




 

Up top is the 2017 Specialized S Works CruX, which continues with the Fact 11-R carbon frame using a 1-3/8″ lower bearing tapered headtube and their OSBB bottom bracket shell. Other than updated spec, the only real change beyond colors is the increase in rear axle spacing. Specialized reported the decision was made to to maximize “compatibility with aftermarket wheels and to allow racers access to neutral support wheels. 135 SCS specific to Specialized provides a better chainline and slightly better performance in that respect but it also means riders have limitation on wheels. The Specialized goal is to support riders as best they can by providing the absolute highest performance bikes and equipment, but also need to be cognizant of all the variables and in this case Specialized felt access to neutral support wheels and industry standard compatibility edged out the incremental performance benefits of SCS ands 135.”

The only other new feature found on the 2017 bike is a third water bottle bolt on the downtube. This combo lets you go gravel adventuring with extra water.

Spec highlights for the $7,500 CruX S Works will include Shimano’s Dura-Ace mechanical derailleurs paired with RS685 hydraulic shifter levers and brakes, Praxis chainrings on Specialized carbon cranks, CeramicSpeed BB bearings, a CG-R carbon seatpost and Specialized alloy bar, stem and carbon CLX 32 tubeless ready disc brake wheels. Those wheels are brand new and have a large 21mm internal width and come in at just 1,340g for the pair and will feature heavily on Specialized’s new road lineup. They have interchangeable endcaps, so you could run them as QR or Thru Axle, and they’ll be available aftermarket also.

All of the bikes in the CruX lineup are disc brake only, no more cantis, and most all of them come with 1x drivetrains, while however the highest and lowest levels are the exceptions.

2017 Specialized CruX Expert Cyclocross-bike

Next down the line is the Specialized CruX Expert X1, which has the same frame shape but uses Specialized Fact 10-R carbon and a SRAM Force 1 group with DT Swiss alloy wheels to get the price down to $3,900.

2017 Specialized CruX Elite X1 cyclocross bike

The Specialized Crux Elite X1 line uses the same Fact 10-R carbon frame and comes in two color options. It knocks another grand off the price ($2,900) by using SRAM Rival 1 and a standard 27.2 alloy seatpost.

2017 Specialized Crux Pro Cyclocross frameset

The CruX Pro frameset includes an Enduro bottom bracket, CG-R micro-suspension seatpost and thru axles for $2,500.

2017 Specialized Crux Sport-E5 CX

Two alloy models will also be offered and carry over exactly the same save for spec and colors, so they’re still 135mm QR disc brake in the rear. The fork is carbon, same as it was, too, with QR dropouts. Above is the CruX Sport E5, with an E5 alloy hydroformed tubeset built with a Praxis 2x crankset, Shimano 105 derailleurs and cassette and RS505 hydraulic shifters and brakes. Retail is $2,000.

2017 Specialized CruX E5

 




The standard Specialized CruX E5 also uses double chainrings, but drops down to a Shimano Tiagra 2×10 group with Praxis Alba 2D crankset. They gave the E5 all-purpose tires and Tektro Spyre mechanical disc brakes. Both alloy bikes get FACT carbon forks, though. Retail is $1,400.

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2017 Santa Cruz Stigmata CC Force CX1




2017 Santa Cruz Stigmata CC Force CX1 Enve yellow

Stigmata CC CX1 gets it done…

TIMELESS.

Santa Cruz is known to do things a bit backwards, while most companies first introduced carbon fiber on their road bikes, they made mountain bikes from it to prove its strength and versatility as a material. Then Santa Cruz built a rock-solid downhill bike. And now they made the 2017 Santa Cruz Stigmata, that’s perfect for ‘cross, gravel, or the just go ride bike.

The new Stigmata came about simply because they missed the old Stigmata!  At the same time, hydraulic disc brakes for road bikes were becoming a reality, meaning they wouldn’t have to put up with ancient braking technology to get our drop bar on. The new Stigmata is versatile. It’ll fit 41mm-wide tires with room for mud, but handles nicely with skinny road tires for base miles. It’s also home to our first PressFit 30 bottom bracket. They didn’t make this decision lightly, but not only is PF30 capable of accommodating all road bike cranks, it allowed for the bike to be lighter while maintaining the strength and durability you expect.

2017 Santa Cruz Stigmata carbon CC CX1 grey

This Stigmata CC-level carbon frame is every bit as stiff and strong as the lower-level frame, but weighs about 280 grams less, due to the use of some lighter, stronger, and more expensive fiber. Using this material in key places allowed them to use less material overall, which is what shaves off more than half a pound from the frame.



SPECS

CX1
Custom options
Frame/Fork Material Stigmata Carbon CC w/ Stigmata Cyclocross Fork
Right Shifter /Rear Dérailleur SRAM Force CX1
Crankset SRAM Force CX 42t, PF30
Bottom Bracket Included w/ crankset
Cassette SRAM PG 1170, 11-36
Chain SRAM PG 1170
Brakes SRAM Force
Brake Rotors Avid Centerline, 160mm
Headset Cane Creek 40, Integrated
Handlebar Zipp Service Course SL
Stem Zipp Service Course SL
Grips SC Perforated
Front Hub DT Swiss 350 15×100 DT 240s
Rear Hub DT Swiss 350 142×12 DT 240s
Rims WTB Asym i19 m50/50 ENVE Rims with custom Stigmata color options
Spokes DT Swiss Competition Double-Butted
Tires Maxxis Mud Wrestler, 700Cx33mm, Tubeless-Ready
Tubes Stans Sealant
SeatPost Zipp Service Course SL, 27.2mm
Saddle WTB Silverado Road

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2017 Jamis Supernova Team and Renegade Cyclocross Bike Review




2017 Jamis Supernova Team carbon cyclocross bike

Supernova Team





Employing the same 2016 platforms, the 2017 Jamis Nova Cyclocross Series is rock solid with not only fresh paint but an updated spec while remaining a great value. The Supernova cyclocross lineup is led by the model (shown above), which gets the Jamis top-level Dyad Plus T700/FRP monocoque carbon fiber frameset, while the carbon Elite model is also (shown below).

Team spec includes American Classic Argent tubeless 15mm front/12mm rear thru-axle wheels, SRAM Force , SRAM Force CX 1×11 group with hydraulic disc brakes stopping 160mm rotors front and rear (rear was 140mm this past year), Fizik Aliante Delta Saddle, and Ritchey WCS 220 stem for $3,999.

2017 Jamis Supernova Elite Carbon cx bike

Next down a tier is the Supernova Elite, which shares the same carbon frame but comes in at $2,799 with SRAM Rival Hydro 1×11 group, Alex rims and Clement tires. The chain though is upgraded to a PC11, cassette grows to an 11-42, both a little better than last year, and also bumps up to a 160mm rear rotor. Carbon Nova models come in five sizes from 51 to 61.

2017 Jamis Nova Pro Alloy cyclocross bike

Pro Alloy

Last in the lineup is the 6061 aluminum Nova Pro with SRAM Apex 1×11 and hydraulic disc brakes.with a $1899.00 MSRP. The Nova comes in six sizes from 48 to 61.

All three Nova models also employ Clement tires, Ritchey cockpits and should hit dealers in late July.

2017 Jamis Renegade gravel adventure road bikes

The Jamis Renegade series saw more dramatic updates to the frame, with increased fender and rack compatibility and other nifty features. They were first displayed alongside the Nova at Sea Otter. As the Renegade also includes the steel 2017 Renegade Expat and alloy Renegade Exile models.

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2016 Ridley X-Night SL 10 Disc Cyclocross Bike

2016 Ridley X Night SL 10 Disc CX Bike

 

Be X-Night legit this coming CX season…

First off make your presence known with the 2016/2017 Ridley brand on the pro level. There are legit ‘X-Night wanna-be-bikes’ for taking on a demanding course, and then there are legit bikes that take on a demanding course, crush it, and wave the birth flag of cyclocross while doing it. If you’re considering breaking out of the top-10 to a spot on the cyclocross podium, then Ridley has the tool to make it happen with the X-Night SL.

Ridley X Night SL 10 Disc Cyclocross Bike

Ridley could write books about carbon and how it should be used. Their R&D department has done some head-breaking thinking and hours of testing to come up with the use of the right types of carbon on the right spots on the bike. They create the perfect Ridley setup for every terrain by applying the right shapes and the right stiffness and rigidity where needed. The X-Night SL is a 950 gram cyclocross frame, with full race geometry, whose performance propels the Telenet-Fidea and Sunweb-Napolean Games teams to winning victory and remains a favorite for global teams seeking the best, most-efficient rig on the planet. Lightweight layups and the Ridley internal cable routing makes it easy to shoulder, while wide tire clearance makes even the muddiest courses more bearable.

But a great bike without great components is nothing. That’s why Ridley spec’ed the X-Night with the amazing SRAM Force XC1 11-speed drivetrain, with a 1x 42T crank and SRAM Force HRD hydraulic disc brakes. That means you get 11-speeds with which to dominate the competition, plus SRAM’s fabled durability and reliability, a stiff and light carbon crankset with a 42T X-Sync chainring to excellent mud shedding and chain retention, and the industry-leading stopping power and modulation of hydraulic brakes.

Topping it off is a bevy of components from Ridley’s house brand 4Za, including a lightweight saddle, alloy stem, carbon handlebars and seatpost, and a set of Ridley 4ZA Cirrus carbon disc-brake wheels with 6-bolt hubs wrapped up in super-premium Challenge Grifo tubular knobby tires.

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Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 2.0 All Road Bike




Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 2.0 frame

 

 

Rodeo Labs goal wasn’t to make it better…

 

But rather to build a bike that could stand up to riding on any road or trail surface. That bike was born as the first generation Trail Donkey, which was essentially a slightly altered open-mold carbon frame, but they’ve come a long way since then.

Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 2.0 Any Road Bike

Over the last two years (and through a sliding dropout steel bike along the way – the Flaanimal) Rodeo Labs has devoted a lot of time and design effort into developing their own unique bike, that took everything that they learned on that first project and turned it up a notch. The newest iteration, the Radio Labs Trail Donkey 2.0, picks up where they left off with a all-new frame and custom fork truly designed from scratch to take on any surface. The new bike is available for pre-order now with deliveries happening very soon. Rope in the details below.

2017 Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 2.0 tire clearance

 

In order for the Trail Donkey to really be an all-surface animal it needed to deal with bigger tires. The new bike now has clearance for 56mm tires front and rear. That was pretty much pushing the limit to run normal road cranks, but they made it fit. But while they weren’t trying to build a real monster crosser drop bar mountain bike, that is a 2.2″ width, so a lot of 29er XC mountain tires are going to fit, just not with a lot of room to spare.

Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 2.0 dropouts

The Trail Donkey gets thru-axles front and rear, but actually incorporates a nicely though out modular rear dropout system that means you won’t be stuck with one axle standard.

Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 2.0 rodeo carbon spork

The Trail Donkey fork itself is a bit unique. There aren’t too many full carbon forks out there to run such big tires, so they made their own Trail Donkey fork dubbed the Radio Labs Spork. At 480g, the Spork has heavy-duty low rider rack and fender mounts to handle any manner of bikepacking, touring or commuting (as does the Trail Donkey frame.)

 

The Taiwanese-made frame and fork get flat mount disc brakes, and all routing is done internally. Routing gets modular plugs that can adapt to any drivetrain or brake setup, as well as stealth dropper routing. The front derailleur mount is even removable for clean 1x and SS setups.

Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 2.0 frameset blue green yellow

The frames weigh around 1250g for the 54cm and 1450 for the 58cm raw, and will add a bit for the simple graphics. Frame and forks are both compatible with either 140 or 160mm rotors, and frames gets 3 water bottle mounts across all sizes.

 

 

They are pretty hard set on not categorizing the bike as either cyclocross, gravel grinder, road, or even mountain bike. Their feeling is that it is a bike frame and fork that you can build however you want to do whatever kind of riding floats your boat. At the same time they recognize that it isn’t going to be the raciest of any of those disciplines, but rather a fun bike to ride no matter what.

Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 2.0 red-yellow frame

The bike is available for preorder now with Trail Donkey frame and fork selling for $2560, including a seat collar, Ritchey headset, and thru-axles, plus a QR. The first deliveries will happen mid-July 2016 for 54 & 58cm frames, with 52 & 56s coming in a second batch by mid August. To lock in one of these first bikes in either of two color schemes you need to give them a 20% deposit down, with the rest before it ships to you. A few complete builds are also possible with a 105/CX77 mechanical setup from $3250 complete to a Force1 HydroR complete for $5000, and even the option to do some custom specs.

Rodeo Labs Trail Donkey 2.0 Testing

 



Vitus Bikes Energie Pro Cyclo X Bike 2016 Review

Vitus Bikes Energie Pro Cyclo X Bike Review

 

The Vitus Cyclo X season can start!

Price $2150 – Save 10% $1930

 

NEW for 2016 the Energie Pro redefines performance and raises the stakes as a built for purpose professional level cyclo x race bike!

With increased mud clearance, reduced frame weight and SRAM’s all new Rival 1 CX groupset, internally routed cables and hydraulic disc brakes the Energie PRO will ensure you maintain control in any race day situation! The Energie Pro is their high end full carbon cyclo x race bike – designed specifically to meet the demands of all out CX assaults! This new high performance full carbon frame features increased stiffness and tyre clearance making this a phenomenal bike for country roads and forest parks alike. When you take into consideration that numerous pro tour teams use cyclo x bikes during the early season classic races you can really appreciate the potential and diversity that this bike can offer!

 

Vitus Bikes Energie Pro Cyclo X Bike

 

For 2016 they went all out to increase performance on many levels of our flagship carbon CX bike – most importantly upgrading the bike to feature through axles front and rear and reducing the frame weight by 200g!

The rear axle configuration is adaptable from 142mm x 12mm through axle to 135mm x QR via interchangeable dropouts which can be purchased separately. The Energie Pro frameset features a High-Modulus T700 HM-UD Carbon construction for superior strength to weight. Full internal cable routing has been specifically designed to prevent ingress of mud and water and to increase comfort when shouldering the bike during racing. A High-Modulus T700 HM-UD full carbon fork features a tapered carbon steerer and beefed-up fork blades to ensure precise tracking and steering with the ability to handle the rigours of competitive cyclo x racing.

 

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Features:

  • All NEW frame, 200g lighter than 2015 model
  • Disc brake specific with bolt through axles front & rear
  • Internally routed cables
  • SRAM Rival 1 CX single ring drivetrain
  • SRAM Rival 1 HRD hydraulic disc brakes
  • Tubeless ready rim & tyre combination

Frameset:

  • Frame: High-modulus T700 HM-UD carbon, disc brake specific, 12mm through axle (Shimano E-Thru standard)
  • Forks: High-modulus T700 HM-UD full carbon with tapered carbon steerer, disc brake specific, 15mm through axle

Groupset:

  • Chainset: SRAM Rival 1, X-SYNC 40t
  • Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP
  • Brake/Shift Levers: SRAM Rival 1 11 speed with hydraulic brake
  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM Rival 1, Long cage (accommodates 10t – 42t cassette)
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1170, 11-speed, 11t-32t
  • Chain: SRAM PCX1, 11-speed

Wheelset:

  • Rims: WTB Frequency CX Team i19 TCS, Disc Brake specific
  • Front Hub: Novatec Disc Brake, 15mm through axle
  • Rear Hub: Novatec Disc Brake, 142mm x 12mm through axle
  • Spokes: Double butted stainless
  • Tires: WTB Cross Wolf TCS, DNA Compound, UST Aramid Bead, 700c x 32c

Components:

  • Front Brake: SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
  • Rear Brake: SRAM Rival 1 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotor
  • Handlebars: Vitus compact, 6061 Alloy
  • Headset: Token A83M-15, 1.1/8” – 1.5”
  • Stem: Vitus, 3D forged 6061-T6 aluminium, + / – 7 degree rise
  • Saddle: Vitus, cro-mo rails
  • Seatpost: Vitus, 6061-T6 alloy, 15mm offset, 27.2mm x 350mm
  • Seatclamp: Vitus bolt
  • Weight: 8.83kg/19.47lbs (size 54cm)




2016 Cube Cross Race SL Cyclo X Bike Review Testing

Cube Cross Race SL Bike Review Testing

 

The Cube X season can start!

Price $2070 – Save 25% $1510





The 2016 Cross Race SL is the perfect choice for X enthusiasts. It’s a fabulous Cube bike that’s perfectly suited to tackling the next Cross Race series over the winter, but also proven as a versatile off-season training bike. Anyone with a love for this special sport and its unique atmosphere will immediately fall this carefully crafted cyclocross bike.

Cube Cross Race SL 2016 Bike Review Test

Frame

The heart of the Cross Race is a torsionally stiff, double butted Advanced-light 6061 aluminium frame. Incredible stiffness at a surprisingly low weight is achieved through the use of heat treated and mechanically formed tubes, cold forged 3D dropouts and a tapered head tube. Despite all this, the frame doesn’t sacrifice comfort. The Cross race-ready geometry provides a perfectly balanced ride position, ensuring handling that’s the perfect blend of agile and stable. Partially integrated cable routing is never in the way, even when shouldering the bike.

Components

The Shimano Ultegra groupset and brand hew BR-RS785 hydraulic disc brakes – with 160mm rotors front and rear – betray this bike’s ambitions. The brakeset scrubs off speed reliably and with consistent modulation, even in the deepest mud. Mavic’s Aksium disc wheels are another highlight, while the light and stiff Cross Race Disc carbon fork contributes to this thoroughbred’s razor-sharp handling.

Cube Cross Race bike review testing, and purchase info can be had at Chainreactioncycles.com.



Specs

  • CUBE CROSS FRAME – Aluminium Superlite SL, Double Butted, Advanced Mechanical Forming, Internal Cable Routing, Disc Only
  • COLOR: grey´n´flashorange
  • SIZE: 53, 56, 59, 62
  • FORK: Cross Race Disc, Carbon, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ Tapered
  • HEADSET: FSA Orbit Z-t ECO, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/2″
  • STEM: Cross Race Performance Stem
  • HANDLEBAR: Cross Race Compact Bar
  • BAR TAPE: Grip Control
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra RD-6800, 11-Speed
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Ultegra FD-6800, 31.8mm Clamp
  • SHIFT-BRAKE-LEVERS: Shimano ST-R685
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: Shimano BR-RS785, Hydr. Disc Brake (160/160)
  • CRANKSET: Shimano Ultegra FC-R6800-L, 46x36T,170mm (53cm), 172,5mm (56/59cm), 175mm (62cm)
  • CASSETTE: Shimano 105 CS-5800, 11-28
  • CHAIN: Shimano CN-HG600-11
  • WHEELS: Mavic Aksium Disc, Center-Lock
  • TIRES: Schwalbe X-One Kevlar
  • SADDLE: Cube Selle Italia X1 Road
  • SEATPOST: Cross Race-light Post, 27.2mm
  • WEIGHT: 9.9 kg

 

Cube Cross Race Pro 2016 – Cyclocross Bike Testing Review

Cube Cross Race Pro 2016 Testing Review 

The Cross season can start!

Price $1626  –  Save 8% $1490





The 2016 Cube Cross Race Pro is the perfect choice for CX enthusiasts. It’s a fabulous Cube Cyclocross Bike that’s perfectly suited to tackling the next CX series over the winter, but also known as a versatile off-season training ride. Anyone with a love for this special sport and its unique atmosphere will immediately fall this carefully crafted Cross Bike.

Cube Cross Race Pro 2016 Testing Review

Frame

The heart of the Cross is a torsionally stiff, double butted Superlite Advanced 6061 aluminium frame. Incredible stiffness at a surprisingly low weight is achieved through the use of heat treated and mechanically formed tubes, cold forged 3D dropouts and a tapered head tube. Despite all this, the frame doesn’t sacrifice comfort. The Cross ready geometry has a perfectly balanced ride position, ensuring handling that’s the perfect blend of agile and stable. Partially integrated cable routing is never in the way, even when shouldering the ride.

Components

The Shimano 105 groupset and brand hew BR-RS785 hydraulic disc brakes – with 160mm rotors front and rear – betray this bike’s ambitions. The brakeset scrubs off speed reliably and with consistent modulation, even in the deepest mud. Fulcrum’s Cross Race 77 CX system wheels are another highlight, while the light and stiff Cross Race Disc carbon fork contributes to this thoroughbred razor-sharp handling.



  • CUBE FRAME – PRO Aluminium Superlite, Double Butted, Advanced Mechanical Forming, Internal Cable Routing, Disc Only
  • COLOR: red´n´black
  • SIZE: 53, 56, 59, 62
  • FORK: Cross Disc, Carbon, 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ Tapered
  • HEADSET: FSA Orbit Z-t ECO, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/2″
  • STEM: Cross Performance Stem
  • HANDLEBAR: Cross Compact Bar
  • BAR TAPE: Grip Control
  • REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105 RD-5800GS, 11-Speed
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano 105 FD-5800, 31.8mm Clamp
  • SHIFT-BRAKE-LEVERS: Shimano ST-RS505
  • BRAKE SYSTEM: Shimano BR-RS785, Hydr. Disc Brake (160/160)
  • CRANKSET: Shimano FC-RS500-L, 46x36T,170mm (53cm), 172,5mm (56/59cm), 175mm (62cm)
  • CASSETTE: Shimano 105 CS-5800, 11-32
  • CHAIN: Shimano CN-HG600-11
  • WHEELS: Fulcrum Racing 77 CX Disc, 6-Bolt
  • TIRES: Schwalbe Rocket Ron
  • SADDLE: Cube RP 1.0
  • SEATPOST: Cross Performance Post, 27.2mm
  • WEIGHT: 10.4 kg

Cube Cross bike review testing , and purchase info can be had at Chainreactioncycles.com..

 

2016 Niner BSB 9 RDO 2-Star 105

Niner BSB 9 RDO 2-Star 105 red

 

 

2-star Price for sale at $2,299

BLOOD, SWEAT, & BEERS! BSB 9 THE EMBODIMENT OF CYCLOCROSS

 

Like a dream come true, comes the 2016 Niner BSB 9 RDO 2-star 105. Amongst the pandemonium of cyclocross racing and Niner, blood, sweat, and beer is often sacrificed as a means of triumphing the top step of the podium. No double takes needed to see that the BSB 9 is a born and bred cyclocross racing machine that is willing and able to deliver you there.

As the BSB 9 graces the cross scene with their beloved mountain bike heritage, it also introduces a cutting edge carbon fiber frame production process known as Carbon Compaction System. The overall shape of the BSB 9 tubing is intensively designed to meet the demands of cyclocross racing, including the iconic art of shouldering the bike. Cross junkies will find friendly flats, comfortable shoulder positioning and attentive placement of cables to aid in the best cyclocross technique. There are zero guides inside the front triangle, while external rear brake routing on the side of the downtube keeps everything out of the way when shouldering. Full length housing is employed on the front and rear for clean crisp shifting in the most unforgiving Winter conditions. Internal routing with a large access windows makes upkeep easy, and allows simple Di2 routing for riders with electronic shifting.

Niner BSB 9 RDO 2-Star 105 green

The sub 1000 gram BSB 9 RDO carbon layup race frame offers unfathomable amounts of stiffness for slodging through mud and kicking up fly overs. Featuring a cross specific geometry, including a steep head angle, the BSB 9 will see you through tight corners and sprint finishes, while the bottom bracket height is specific to crank length for better clearance on off camber course features. Niner applies their rigid carbon fork expertise into the front end to offer the off road ride quality that dedicated cross racers need to thrive. The RDO fork combines the tapered head tube with the 15mm front axle for unmatched front end stiffness and maneuverability. The flatter edges on the fork enhance lateral stiffness and prevent race killing brake rub.

Niner BSB 9 RDO 2-Star 105 build 2016

From its weight saving Carbon Compaction System frame production process, to it shouldering friendly geometry, the bike is fine tuned in every way for life between the tape, under the beer showers, and atop the podium.

 

See more info, the Niner BSB 9 RDO reviews, pricing, sale info and more at Jensonusa.com




FEATURES:

  • RDO carbon layup for no compromise stiffness, strength and ride quality
  • Cyclocross specific geometry for race bike handling and agility
  • Tapered head tube for front end stiffness, strength and steering precision
  • 142x12mm rear thru axle and 15mm thru axle fork for stiffness and efficiency
SPECS
Frame BSB 9 Race Day Optimized, carbon fiber
Fork FULL CARBON FORK, 15mm
Shifters/ Derailleurs SHIMANO 105 GS 11 SPEED
Crankset SHIMANO RS500 46X36T
Bottom Bracket SHIMANO
Pedals N/A
Chain SHIMANO 11SP
Cassette SHIMANO 105 11SP 11-32T
Brakes SRAM BB7 R WITH 160/140MM ROTORS
Wheelset (their own) CX ALLOY, 15MM FRONT, 142 X 12MM REAR
Tires SCHWALBE XONE PERFORMANCE, FOLDING, 700 X 33
Handlebar (their own) DROP TOP ALLOY
Stem (their own) ALLOY STEM
Bar Tape (their own) BAR TAPE
Seatpost (their own) ALLOY SEAT POST, 400MM
Seatclamp TBD
Saddle BSB 9 CUSTOM WITH CRMO RAILS
Intended Use Race, Cyclocross
Weight 20.2 lbs (56cm BSB 9)

 



 

2015 Niner BSB 9 RDO Frame Review

Niner BSB 9 RDO frame 2015

 

 

Huge Sale: MSRP $2299, 52% $1049.00

BSB 9 is a worthy contender

 

Looking for a cyclocross setup that’s out of the ordinary, meet the carbon fiber 2015 Niner BSB 9, that’s quite impressive.

The BSB 9 initialism speaks directly to the frame’s intended audience: Blood, Sweat, and Beers — a practical mantra of ‘crossers around the world. That non-too-serious BSB 9 moniker doesn’t translate to a less-than-serious design and engineering process, though. Niner spent many hours doing computer analysis, lab testing, and beating the crud out of its prototypes until it arrived at this disc-brake-only product, complete with aggressive geometry (steep head tube and seat tube angles, short seatstays, and high bottom brackets to avoid pedal impacts) and a thru-axle-equipped fork modeled after its award-winning rigid carbon mountain forks.

For the BSB 9’s main section, engineers even further refined their Carbon Compaction System molding process — employed on all of their RDO models — to extract the absolute most strength from every carbon fiber while eliminating those that weren’t contributing to it’s sharp handling or lateral stiffness. The process uses rigid internal molds for a more consistent and compact internal tube layering than the usual bladder molds, not only saving BSB 9 weight and boosting strength but ensuring that the interior of the is as beautifully seamless as the outside. The generously sized BSB 9 down tube, head tube design, and chainstay and seatstay shaping were all influenced by their supreme mountain hardtail, to bestow the BSB 9 not only with race-worthy stiffness but also a relatively smooth ride.



  • BSB 9 RDO Frame for the fork as well
  • Thru axle
  • Compatible with mechanical or electronic groupsets, make the BSB 9 future proof

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Tech

Bottom Bracket Type:
68 mm PF30
Cable Routing:
internal
Front Derailleur Mount:
34.9mm clamp (high mount)
Derailleur Pull:
bottom
Compatible Components:
mechanical or electronic drivetrains, disc brake only
Seatpost Diameter:
27.2 mm
Seat Collar:
31.8 mm
Recommended Use:
cyclocross
Manufacturer Warranty:
5 year for the BSB 9

 

Dean Antero Cross Titanium Bike

Dean Ti Antero CX Cross bike

 

 

Dean’s Antero Cross bike has several tricks up its sleeve, as it’s nice titanium bike for close to the cost of (high quality) steel. Dean has a deep history and since long time employee and welder Ari Leon has taken the reigns, several new shapes and models have come out of the Boulder frame builder’s doors.

 

Fall is coming… well, eventually. To increase their footprint,  they saw a market for people wanting the benefits of a titanium frame without having to pay the high price. Dean oversees all quality control and they stick to the same 1mm standard of alignment as they do on their boutique custom frames made in the U.S.

Having a bit of a soft spot for titanium, one has to be impressed with the little Antero things they include that you don’t usually get on a titanium race bike, especially for less than $1,200!

dean antero cross

 

Although the Antero is suited for racing, they did not skimp on its commuter-abilities. Fitted with more rack and fender mounts than you can shake a rack at, the Antero makes for a great year-round that you can get to work on, then return to “pro mode” and de-rack it on race day. Though a little hidden, there is a fender mount on the front-side of the seatstay bridge.

The Antero has room for up to a 40mm tire and comes with standard QR dropouts but it can be custom ordered with a thru-axle for an additional charge.

Dean Titanium Antero CX Cross Bike

 




 

Stock Frame Specs:

  • Hand built with straight gauged 3/2.5 titanium
  • Hand brushed finish with etched Antero logo option
  • 44mm straight taper head tube
  • S-bend seat and chainstays.
  • Replaceable hanger
  • BSA 68 x English bottom bracket

Custom Options:

  • Sterling Silver Headbadge = $200
  • S&S Couplers Steel = $600
  • S&S Couplers Titanium = $900
  • S&S Accessory Kit ( tube covers, grease, wrench, compression, net ) = $175.00
  • Paragon Sliders (Hooded) Steel and Titanium = $250
  • Paragon Belt Drive Splitter Steel and Titanium = $50.00
  • Internal Brake Cable Routing Steel = $150
  • Internal Brake Cable Routing Titanium = $250
  • Internal Di2 Routing = No Charge
  • Front Derailleur Hanger Steel = No Charge
  • Pump Peg Steel and Titanium = $25.00
  • Chain Hanger Steel and Titanium = $25.00
  • Fender Mounts Steel and Titanium = $50.00
  • Rack Mounts Steel and Titanium = $50.00
  • Lowrider Mounts Steel and Titanium = $25.00

 

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Jamis Supernova Elite Bike Review 2016

Jamis Supernova Elite 2016 Bike Review



 

2016 Jamis Cyclocross Series

 

UPGRADES FROM PR
• DYAD Plus Near Net frame

TOP FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Jamis Supernova employs Sram’s Rival CX1 groupset that’s a complete high-performance 1×11 cyclocross drivetrain created by blending the best of SRAM’s revolutionary XX1 mountain bike and road technologies. Giving the Supernova a single-ring, 11-speed complete drivetrain that is lighter, simpler, and tougher while offering a clean look and optimal gear selection for cyclocross. SRAM Rival CX1 offers better chain management and smooth shifting no matter the conditions or terrain. It is the only true 1x dedicated cyclocross system.

The Supernova Elite also features Sram’s S-350-1 crankset with Xsync 40t which brings to cyclocross a game-changing upgrade in performance and reliability by combining the durability, simplicity, and efficiency of SRAM’s Rival 22 road combined with our MTB 1X technology, X-SYNC.

The new Alex ATD470 rim with TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) features a tubeless ready rim with a reinforced rim bed to counter-act disc brake forces. This wheelset is ready for the races and your winter training schedule.

Custom colored Selle Royal saddle, as they’ve been a world-leading bicycle saddle brand for over 50 years. The handmade Seta S1 is a lightweight high performance saddle with a flat-topped surface to improve flexibility, regardless of the rider’s seating position.

Clement has take CX by storm. As the cyclocross bike features the MXP, their newest CX offering featuring an intermediate tread pattern to create an excellent all-conditions tire. It excels on grass, loose dirt, sand, moderate mud, hard pack, snow and pavement.

NEW: redesigned frame reviews and more, for the Jamis Supernova Elite bike




Specs

Frame Supernova CX Dyad Plus T700/FRP Monocoque Carbon Fiber Frame, 12×142 thru axle, FEA optimized Near Net SPV molding tech, formed down tube and top tube for comfortable portage, head tube with carbon bearing races, EVO386 carbon BB shell, ACE internal cable routing compatible for both Di2 wires or traditional cables, rider tuned twin seat stays with post mount disc mounts and brake strut on non-driveside for vibration-free braking.
Fork CX carbon fiber fork with 15mm thru axle, FEA optimized Near Net SPV molding technology, 1.5” hollow formed crown, monocoque one-piece forming technology, post disc brake mounts with integrated carbon cable cradle with stainless axle interfaces
Headset Ritchey Comp Drop-In, sealed bearing with nylon upper Compression ring, 1 1/8-1 1/2”
Wheels Alex ATD 470 Disc rim with TCS (Tubeless Compatible System), 32H, Formula alloy sealed bearing 6-bolt disc road hubs, front thru axle and 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires Clement Crusade MXP, 700 x 33c, 60TPI, folding
Derailleurs SRAM Rival 1 medium cage rear
Shiftlevers SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic Double Tap with Zero-Loss shift technology, 11-Speed
Chain SRAM PC-1130 w/Powerlock
Cassette SRAM OG-1130 11-Speed 11-36T
Crankset SRAM S-350-1 Xsync 40T GXP, 170mm (51), 172.5mm (54/56), 175mm (58/61)
BB Set Enduro PressFit 30 and Wheels MFG EVO adaptors
Pedals N/A
Brakeset SRAM Rival Hydraulic brakes with G2CS 160mm front; 140mm rear rotors and SRAM Rival brake levers
Handlebar Ritchey Comp Logic Curve, 6061 aluminum, 31.8 x 420mm(48/51), 440mm(54/56), 460mm(58/61)
Stem Ritchey 4-Axis, 3D forged 6061 alloy, 6º x 90mm (48/51), 100mm (54/56), 120mm (58/61)
Tape Fizik Microsoft Touch with Fizik logo and end plug
Seat Post Ritchey Road, 31.6 x 300mm with 7075-AL CNC aluminum 1-bolt seat post clamp
Saddle Their embossed cover for a Selle Royal Seta S1 with Integrated Clip System,  and steel rails
Sizes 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Color Supernova Inferno
Weight 20.50 lbs for size Medium 2016 Supernova

 

Bergamont Prime CX RD Review

Bergamont Prime CX RD 2016 test



PRIME CX

price: $n-a 1,699.00 EUR /weight: 11.0kg (55cm)

 

2016 Bergamont Bicycles, have got it down, with great air flow, amazing Bergamont componentry and more. And all thanks to it’s power-efficient alloy platform, the Bergamont Prime Bike excels on rough cross country roads as well as wherever you wish to take it.

To see more Prime Test info and more, check out their website, for more RD Review info as well!



Features:

FRAME SIZES 47/51/54/56/58/61CM
COLOR LAVA GREY / BLACK / RED (MATT)
FRAME CX 700C CYCLOCROSS DISC, 6061 ALLOY SUPER LITE TUBING, T4/T6 HEAT TREATED, DOUBLE BUTTED, 3D-DROPOUT, Cross GEOMETRY
FORK Prime (custom colored) Alloy Speedblade 700c, Disc Specific
REAR DERAILLEUR SHIMANO 105, RD-5800, SS
FRONT DERAILLEUR SHIMANO 105, FD-5800, 34.9MM CLAMP
SHIFTER SHIMANO 105, ST-5800, 2X11-SPEED, ROAD STI-SHIFTER
FREEWHEEL SHIMANO 105, CS-5800, 11-SPEED, 11-28T
CHAIN Shimano
CRANKS SHIMANO 105, FC-5800, 50/34T, LENGTH: 170/175MM FOR 47-54/56-61CM
BB Shimano GXP
GEAR RATIO 2X11-SPEED, FRONT: 50/34T, REAR: 11-28T
BRAKE HAYES PRO, MECHANICAL DISC BRAKE, ROTOR: 160/160MM
BRAKELEVERS HAYES PRO
RIMS ALEX CDX26, 700C, DISC, 32H
FRONT HUB PRIME HKT PD-8 DYNAMO HUB, 6-BOLT, DISC, 5MM HEX KEY AXLE, 32H
REAR HUB PRIME PRO ROAD, 6-BOLT, DISC, QUICK RELEASE, 32H
SPOKES STAINLESS, DOUBLE BUTTED, 2,0/1,8/2,0,, BLACK
TIRES SCHWALBE G-ONE.
TUBES SCHWALBE
HEADSET FSA ORBIT, (TAPERED)
HANDLEBAR BGM PRO CROSS, DROP: 131MM, REACH: 84MM, WIDTH: 400/420/440MM FOR 48/52-55/58CM
STEM BGM PRO ROAD, -7°, 80/90/100MM FOR 48/52-55/58CM, CLAMP DIAMETER: 31.8MM
GRIPS BGM Race GRIP-TAPE
SADDLE ROAD ELITE
SEATPOST PRIME PRO ROAD, 27.2mm, LENGTH: 300mm

Bergamont Prime CX Team

Bergamont Prime CX Team test 2016


PRIME CX

price: $n-a 2,699.00 EUR /weight: 8.7kg (55cm)

 

2016 Bergamont Bicycles, have got it down, with great air flow, amazing Bergamont componentry and more. And all thanks to it’s power-efficient carbon platform, the Bergamont Prime Cyclocross Bike excels on rough cross country roads as well as rough tough race courses.

To see more Prime Test info and more, check out their website, for more Team Review info as well!



Features:

FRAME SIZES 48/52/55/58cm
COLOR BLACK (MATT) / CYAN/LIME (MATT)
FRAME Bergamont Cyclocross, CX UD ULTRA LITE MCS FULL HIGH MODULUS CARBON FIBER, TAPERED HEADTUBE, Cross GEOMETRY
FORK Prime (custom colored) Carbon Disc Specific
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM FORCE 22, SHORT CAGE
FRONT DERAILLEUR SRAM RIVAL 22, 34.9MM CLAMP
SHIFTER SRAM RIVAL 22, 2X11-SPEED, DOUBLE TAP-SHIFTER
FREEWHEEL SRAM PG-1170, 11-SPEED, 11-28T
CHAIN Sram
CRANKS SRAM RIVAL 22, 46/36T, LENGTH: 170/175MM FOR 48-52/55-58CM
BB Sram GXP
GEAR RATIO 2X11-SPEED, FRONT: 46/36T, REAR: 11-28T
BRAKE SRAM RIVAL, HYDRAULIC ROAD DISC BRAKES, CENTERLINE ROTOR, 160/160MM
BRAKELEVERS SRAM RIVAL 22 HRD
RIMS ALEX CDX26, 700C, DISC, 32H
FRONT HUB PRO ROAD, 6-BOLT, DISC, QUICK RELEASE, 32H
REAR HUB PRO ROAD, 6-BOLT, DISC, QUICK RELEASE, 32H
SPOKES STAINLESS, DOUBLE BUTTED, 2,0/1,8/2,0,, BLACK
TIRES SCHWALBE ROCKET RON, EVO, FOLDING /SCHWALBE RACING RALPH, EVO, FOLDING.
TUBES SCHWALBE
HEADSET RACE, A-HEADSET, INTEGRATED, (TAPERED)
HANDLEBAR Berga PRO CROSS, DROP: 131MM, REACH: 84MM, WIDTH: 400/420/440MM FOR 48/52-55/58CM
STEM Prime PRO ROAD, -7°, 80/90/100MM FOR 48/52-55/58CM, CLAMP DIAMETER: 31.8MM
GRIPS Prime Race GRIP-TAPE
SADDLE Team ELITE
SEATPOST PRIME PRO ROAD, 27.2MM, LENGTH: 300MM

Votec VRX-C PRO Cyclocross Bike

Votec VRX-Cyclocross PRO



VRX-C PRO

 

On Votec display last fall at 2015 Eurobike in it’s first version, was the new  gravel road bike. And now the Votec VRX-C is here in production and available in two trim levels, each with the option of gravel or cyclocross tires.

The VRX frame uses heavily shaped 6061-T6 alloy with a carbon fiber fork. Both ends get thru axles and flat mount disc brakes, with the VRX rear’s being tucked down into the tube for a very clean stealth appearance. Tire clearance maxes out at 40mm, but this VRX-C model employs Schwalbe X-One 700×33 ‘cross tires, while the VRX-G 700×35 gravel tires, both tubeless ready on the DT Swiss R24 Spline wheels. The  Zipp Service Course cockpits with an Ergon saddle round out the package.

 




 

Votec Spec/Overview

Material  AL6061-T6 ·  Fork  SL full carbon fork ·  Brake Sram Rival ·  Drivetrain Sram Rival 1x11s · Wheelset DT Swiss R23 Spline TublessReady ·  Saddle Ergon SRX30 evo

 

Votec VRX-C PRO ergon saddle

The flat mount rear disc brake caliper sits recessed inside the dropout. While the geometry is a mix between road and cyclocross. It keeps a road bike’s lower bottom bracket, but flattens out the head angle (70.5 t0 71.5 degrees depending on frame size) and extends the wheelbase slightly for more surefooted handling.

Votec VRX-C PRO cyclocross bike

The front end of the bike uses oversized ends on the top and down tubes to provide a larger contact patch with the headtube. That increased weld area supposedly makes it stiffer, and the taller (than their road bikes) headtube puts you in a slightly more upright riding position for long term comfort.

Votec VRX-C PRO drivetrain

 

A VRX Comp version is offered for €1,499 equiped with Shimano 105 2×11, TRP HyRD brakes and FSA Gossamer BB386EVO cranks. While the €1,699 Pro model shown here gets upgrades to a SRAM Rival 1×11 with full hydraulic brakes, SRAM S-series cranks and R23 wheels. Both get custom sealed Jagwire cable systems.

Votec.de


Votec VRX-C COMP Cyclocross Bike

Votec VRX-C Comp Cyclocross Bike


VRX-C COMP

 

On Votec display last fall at 2015 Eurobike in it’s first version, was the new gravel road bike. And now the Votec VRX-C is here in production and available in two trim levels, each with the option of gravel or cyclocross tires.

The VRX frame uses heavily shaped 6061-T6 alloy with a carbon fiber fork. Both ends get thru axles and flat mount disc brakes, with the VRX rear’s being tucked down into the tube for a very clean stealth appearance. Tire clearance maxes out at 40mm, but this VRX-C model employs Schwalbe X-One 700×33 ‘cross tires, while the VRX-G 700×35 gravel tires, both tubeless ready on the DT Swiss R24 Spline wheels. The  Zipp Service Course cockpits with an Ergon saddle round out the package.



Votec Spec/Overview

Material  AL6061-T6 ·  Fork  SL full carbon fork ·  Brake TRP HyRd ·  Drivetrain Shimano 105 2x11s · Wheelset DT Swiss R24 Spline TublessReady ·  Saddle Ergon SRX30 evo

Votec VRX-C PRO ergon saddle

The flat mount rear disc brake caliper sits recessed inside the dropout. While the geometry is a mix between road and cyclocross. It keeps a road bike’s lower bottom bracket, but flattens out the head angle (70.5 t0 71.5 degrees depending on frame size) and extends the wheelbase slightly for more surefooted handling.

Votec VRX-C PRO cyclocross bike

This photo depicts the Pro-model w/Sram drivetrain.

The front end of the bike uses oversized ends on the top and down tubes to provide a larger contact patch with the headtube. That increased weld area supposedly makes it stiffer, and the taller (than their road bikes) headtube puts you in a slightly more upright riding position for long term comfort.

votec-vrx-disc-brake-gravel-road-bike

This Comp version shown here is offered for €1,499 equiped with Shimano 105 2×11, TRP HyRD brakes and FSA Gossamer BB386EVO cranks. While the €1,699 VRX Pro model gets upgrades to a SRAM Rival 1×11 with full hydraulic brakes, SRAM S-series cranks and R23 wheels. Both get custom sealed Jagwire cable systems.

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Ridley X-Trail CR1 2016 Gravel Bike

Ridley X-Trail CR1

 

X-Trail CR1

 

Ridley is among the many entries getting into the 2016 Gravel Bike category. And they have one of the most exciting, the long-awaited Ridley X-Trail, which combines the legendary bombproof durability and race-proven pedigree of the Ridley brand’s massive experience in the World Cup Ridley Cyclocross scene and road racing into a stiff, durable, and totally fun platform.

The X-Trail carbon is built around a high modulous carbon fiber frameset that is stiff and lightweight, but also incredibly durable. The bike is disc brake specific, and will easily clear at least a 40mm tire, probably more, so on the X-Trail you have all the tire clearance you need for pretty much any adventure. They also dropped the bottom bracket relative to their race-winning X-Night and X-Fire cyclocross bikes, for a lower center of gravity for improved stability. While the Ornyx full carbon X-Trail fork features a thru axle to help stiffen up the front end and make aligning disc caliper and rotor easy after removing the wheel. A tapered headtube and PF30 bottom bracket keep this bike rigid and stiff, while the thin and flexible seatstays add plenty of compliance to the ride.

Ridley equipped the CR1 with Shimano’s ever popular mixed Shimano Ultegra 6800/105 5800 groupset, with a non-series crank and RS505 disc brakes. With refined ergonomics and a completely reengineered front derailleur that makes shifting to the big ring, even under power, easy and efficient, Ultegra 6800 represents a technological leap in mechanical shifting. A 50/34 compact crankset with a Shimano 11/30T cassettes gives you a perfect balance of gearing for flat roads and mountain passes alike.

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One frameset color shown above, red/black-grey matt (+).

 

Rounding the X-Trail out is build kit with their house brand 4ZA components, including an alloy stem, handlebar, and saddle. DT Swiss disc-ready thru axle X-Trail wheels offer a great premium ride quality, with a semi-deep section rim for some aerodynamic gains that won’t weigh you down. Wrapping up the wheels is a set of super premium Challenge Gravel Grinder 38c tires to help keep you hooked up with lighter weight, less flats, and traction for an excellent all-around tire.

 


 

X-Trail Features:

  • All new X-Trail carbon fiber frame is stiff, lightweight, and durable
  • Front and rear disc brakes and thru axles with clearance for 40mm tires
  • All-internal cable routing is compatible with all mechanical and electronic drivetrains
  • CR1 finishing kit from 4ZA for a high quality, durable ride performance
  • DT Swiss disc-ready thru axle wheels
  • Super premium Challenge Gravel Grinder tires
  • Shimano Ultegra/105 11-speed shifting for the ultimate, pro-level

 

Niner RLT 9 Jenson Ultegra Mavic Bike 2015



 

Niner RLT Jenson ultegra

 

2015 Niner RLT 9 Jenson Ultegra Mavic

 

If you enjoy riding, and don’t necessarily dig the hassle of packing up and driving to the trailhead, the RLT 9 just might be your ticket. Niner’s installment for 700c wheels, the RLT 9 was intentionally built for the curious and spontaneous. If you mainly stick to pavement and fire roads you can use 700c wheels to run road or cross tires, or if you want something a little wider (up to 1.75”) you can slap on a pair of 29” wheels thanks to the 135mm rear hub spacing. The slightly longer Niner chainstays, slightly lower bottom bracket, and a slacker head tube angle make the RLT 9 a real gravel grinder that’s ready to be whatever kind of bike you need it to be.

Niner RLT Jenson Ultegra Mavic Bike 2015

 

The Ultegra Jenson custom build also features a RLT 9 hydroformed tube set paired with a gravel-tuned, to make this a bike you can truly ride on and off road all day, along with a custom painted Carbon fork to gobble up all those road and “not-road” vibrations. The RLT 9 features internal cable routing for a Di2 setup and uses a PF30 bottom bracket shell allowing you to run it geared or single speed via a new BioCentric 30.

 
Niner RLT Jenson Ultegra Mavic 2015

Race a proper cross on Saturday, spin the back roads on Sunday, and commute on Monday. The RLT 9 is exactly what you’d think of when hearing they made a 700c drop bar bike: beautiful, versatile and ready to spar!

Purchase and sale info at Jensonusa.com

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Frame Niner aluminum
Fork Niner Full Carbon Fork
Headset
Shifters SHIMANO ST-RS685
Front Derailleur SHIMANO Ultegra FD-6800 11s
Rear Derailleur SHIMANO Ultegra RD-6800 GS 11s
Crankset SHIMANO FC-6800 46X36 11s
Length: 170mm (47-50cm), 172.5mm (53-56cm), 175mm (59-62cm)
Bottom Bracket SHIMANO SM-BB4600
Pedals N/A
Chain SHIMANO 105 CN-HG600 11 SPEED
Cassette SHIMANO CS-5800 CASSETTE, 11-32T
Brakes ULTEGRA RS785 HYDRAULIC with SHIMANO SM-RT66, 160MM ROTOR
Wheelset MAVIC AKSIUM DISC QR
Tires SCHWALBE SUPER SWAN 700x35C, PERFORMANCE, DUAL COMPOUND
Handlebar EASTON EA30 ERGO ALLOY ROAD 31.8
Width: 40 (47cm), 42 (50-53cm), 44 (56-59cm), 46 (62cm)
Stem EASTON EA50 STEM 8 DEGREES
Length: 90mm (47cm), 100mm (50-53cm), 115mm (56-62cm)
Bar Tape N/A
Seatpost EASTON EA50 ALLOY 27.2 X 350MM
Seatclamp
Saddle SDG FALCON
Intended Use Cyclocross, Gravel, Adventure
Weight 21.7 lbs (56cm)

Jamis Nova Pro Di2 2013 Cyclocross Bike Review


 

Jamis Nova Pro Di2 2013

 

2013 Jamis Cyclocross Bike Review

The superfast Jamis Nova Pro Di2 is perfect to explore the stretches of your local trail system, or gearing up to dominate the regional race circuit, the Nova is a versatile, drool-worthy rig that leaves nothing but a trail of dust and Pro desire in it’s wake. For the cyclocross rider looking to push the limits of their riding past the edge of normal, the Nova gives you the tools to nurture your penchant for speed while conquering terrain you used to avoid on road wheels.

The Nova is constructed with 7005 double-butted aluminum featuring a tapered head tube and a portage formed top tube. All paired with a Cross fork made with a carbon 1-piece monocoque design with a tapered steerer and post disc brake mounts.

And for a few questions about electronic derailleurs,  please note, with Shimano Ultegra Di2 as the drive train, they utilize rechargeable Lithium batteries, so upon purchasing the Nova, the Jenson USA bike builders will fully charge your battery so it’s ready to ride out of the box.

Jamis Nova Pro Di2

Ritchey takes control of the cockpit with a Comp 4-axis stem, Comp Logic Curve handlebars, and a Road Carbon seatpost, joined by a Selle San Marco Concor saddle. The Nova rides on Alex CXD3 wheels with custom graphics, and Vittoria Cross XG Pro folding tires, keeping weight low and your speed high. Once you’re ready to brake, the Avid BB7 disc brakes give confidence and control in your stopping power as you make your way down.

It’s safe to say the Jamis Nova Pro Di2 is a “serious” tool for “serious” podium hunters, KOM chasers, and thrill seekers alike. Reviews purchase and pricing info at Jensonusa.com.

SPECIFICATIONS
Frame Jamis 7005 double-butted aluminum, tapered head tube, top tube formed with portaging flat
Fork Jamis Cross, carbon 1-pc monocoque design, tapered steerer, 1.5” hollow crown, post disc brake mounts and fender eyelets
Wheelset Alex CXD3 wheelset, 28H, CX D26 26mm aero rim, disc hubs with Japanese sealed bearings and Sapim spokes.
Tires Vittoria Cross XG, 700 x 32c, 150TPI, folding
Brakes Avid BB7 mechanical disc,160mm front and 140mm rear rotors
Shifters/Derailleur Shimano Ultegra IST-6770 Di2 STI carbon brake levers
Crankset Ultegra CX70 46/36
Bottom Bracket PF30
Cassette Shimano 11-28t
Handlebar Ritchey Comp Logic Curve
Stem Ritchey Comp 4- Axis
Saddle Nova colored Selle San Marco Concor
Seatpost Nova colored Ritchey Road

Foundry Cycles Flyover Ti CX Bike

Foundry Cycles Flyover Ti CX Bike



Flyover Cyclocross Bike

 

The Foundry Cycles, has a new member in their range of performance titanium models. The Foundry setup is designed to handle the most challenging of cyclocross courses, features like abundant mud clearance and modular internal cable routing keep the Foundry Flyover running smooth in the nastiest conditions.

 

Inspired by years of racing cyclocross combined a desire to extract more performance, the new Flyover builds on their favorite aspects of the Overland and Valmont models. Added features to the Flyover to make it the race worthy.

Foundry Cycles Flyover Ti Cross Bike

A threaded bottom bracket with 65mm of drop helps to perfectly balance pedaling clearance and handling. Tires measuring 700c x 41mm will fit front and rear.

 

 

The Flyover features a lightened 44mm headtube and rear flat mount brake.

Foundry Cycles Flyover

 

Available as a frameset or complete, the Flyover gets custom double and triple butted 3Al/2.5V titanium tubing. The Whisky No. 9 CX carbon fork (with fender mounts), DT RWS front and rear axles, Cane Creek headset and seat collar accompany it. The complete kit comes with a SRAM Force 1 drivetrain with HRD hydraulic disc brakes, DT Swiss R23 wheels, Zipp Service Course SL cockpit and Clement MXP 700 x 33mm tires. It’s also available in six sizes, beginning at XXS (507.5mm top tube), ending at XL (590mm top tube). Priced at $US 2,595.00 for the frameset, while the complete bikes are $US 4,695.00, and expected to be available in June 2016.

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Ghost Panamao X 5 Bike – 2015

Ghost Panamao X 5 2015 black

Panamao X 5

 

 

■■■ Fun single-track times..

 

$849.00

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The Ghost Panamao X models provide one of the most universal platforms for those who want to experience a lot on one lone bike. On the road, the Panamao glides efficiently near road bike speed, while off-road they provide ample comfort, stability and puncture protection of your mountain bike setup.

Ghost Panamao X 5 Bike - 2015

All of this versatillity gives the model line it’s X nomenclature, as the seating position is well-balanced and suitable for a Sunday spin as well as a quick ride after work. Or take it up 5 notches by taking the spontaneous detour onto the next wooded trail.

For delivering Panamao reliability, you get a comfy 63mm Suntour suspension fork. As the Shimano XT rear derailleur won’t let you down, paired with Shimano’s FC-T4010 48/36/26 crankset, and 11x32t cassette. The bike also comes with a 660mm Low Rizer light handlebar to finish off versatile.



Specs:

Material – 100% Panamao aluminium.
Fork – SR Suntour Next RL 63 mm travel.
Panamao Color – Black w/ grey graphic shown above.
Fit w/Sizes – options of X-small Small, Med, Large, XL

Weight – 13.0kg, for w/ Panamao complete ride.
Warranty – 1-year.
Manufacture – Ghost
Model Name – Panamao 2015

 



Colnago World Cup 2015



 

Colnago World Cup 105 cross 2015

 

World Cup 2015

 

 

 

 

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Latest Colnago Cyclocross Goods!

If the aggressive, race-ready feel of the Colnago World Cup SL Complete Bike’s frameset is any indication, then they definitely want us to rethink the viability of aluminum in a ‘cross bike. “Trust me,” says the frame, “I can do everything that you see the pros do on carbon but at a fraction of the cost.” We admit to some initial skepticism — not least of all because framesets can’t actually talk — but the Colnago 105’s ride quickly dispelled those misgivings. In fact, the frame’s power transmission and low weight beg the question why we got into carbon ‘cross bikes.

Colnago managed to smooth the typically harsh ride of double-butted aluminum. While it’s not as plush as some carbon frames, it does manage to dissipate road noise and trail chatter without hammering your arms or body or hampering your feel for the terrain. It still retains all of aluminum’s power transmitting stiffness, though, so it doesn’t leave a lot of wasted watts on the course when you’re hammering out of corners, while the extended reach of the Colnago rear stays will accommodate bigger tires and allot for added clearance of mud and debris.

Colnago World Cup 2015 black

One of our favorite features of the Colnago SL is the curved bar running from the top tube to the seat tube. This was allegedly added at the behest of one Mr. Albert, the then-world champion, in order to effortlessly and comfortably shoulder the bike for hills and obstacles. The tight, compact geometry and low head tube and rake make for aggressive handling while the Colnago’s underneath you — virtually the same geometry that Albert rode while wearing the W.C. rainbow stripes back in ’13.

While the World Cup bike’s kit isn’t quite on par with what Albert rode, but its durability is more than welcome for our more humble cross applications. The drivetrain showcases Shimano’s new 105 11-speed with FSA’s no-nonsense Omega Compact crankset. This Colnago setup also includes the reliability of SRAM’s disc brakes, which many of us feel are the best option for ‘cross racing today because they brake consistently — even when covered in muck.

Santa Cruz Stigmata CX1 Enve Build



Santa Cruz Stigmata CC CX1 Enve

 

Santa Cruz Stigmata / CX1 Enve Build!

With an absence from the road market, Santa Cruz has released a way better alternative, dubbed the Stigmata. The model has been designed from the ground up from the company’s favorite space age material. According to their Product Manager Josh Kissner, the new Stigmata was designed to “crush cyclocross races and strike out on long dirt road crusades.”

Santa Cruz built their own versatility into the frame by supporting larger 160mm brake rotors for prolonged descents, a (company first) Pressfit BB for better drivetrain compatibility, and 41mm tire clearance. True to the company’s off road pedigree, the frame also sports a 15mm thru axle front end and a 142×12 rear end.

Santa Cruz Stigmata Orange CC Frame

While anyone who wrenches on bikes is generally apprehensive regarding internal cable routing, Santa Cruz has consistently created bikes that are easy to work on. The Nomad proved the company could do hassle free internal routing, and the 2015 Stig has taken that concept one step further. This frame has internally molded carbon tubes laid into the one piece mold for easy routing of all cables and is said to be Shimano Di2 compatible.

The Stigmata will be available in two different colors, five sizes, three build kits, and as a frame only. Prices start at $3,699 for a complete.

Santa Cruz Stigmata CC Red Enve

The CC carbon frameset will retail for $2,299 and includes a Stigmata CC carbon fork, axles and headset.

For those who don’t recall, Santa Cruz Bicycles now sells two different versions of carbon. The double CC, denotes the lighter, pricier models, while the C frames are marginally heavier, but tested to the same exacting standards.

Santa-Cruz Stigmata-Geo

Stigmata / Sram Red, Enve Build!

Stigmata frames will be available in 52, 54, 56, 58, and 60mm sizing.

Shown above is the incredible launch video for the Stigmata, which was filmed in Yorkshire, England, during the middle of a nasty mid-winter storm.

 

Claimed weights for the new models are:

Stigmata
CC carbon size 56cm matte black w/ Sram CX1, Enve: 17.69 lbs / 8.02 kg
CC carbon size 56cm gloss orange w/ Sram Red, Enve: 16.35 lbs / 7.42 kg
CC carbon size 56cm matte black frame only: 2.23 lbs / 1,013 grams.
CC carbon fork matte black: 0.93 lbs 424 grams.

 

TRP Thru Axle Carbon Cross Fork



 

TRP Thru Axle Carbon Cross Fork

Carbon Cross Fork

 

 

Latest TRP Carbon Equipment!

As the first entry beyond bicycle brakes, the TRP thru axle fork, now gives you a great choice. Because as of late there’s not many options to be had, with the exception of the Whisky No. 9 fork, there are very few ways to upgrade the front end of your bike to run carbon and a 15mm axle.

While the additional availability will be nice, TRP also points out it should be lighter than most of the competition with a total claimed weight of 450g. That weight of course is for the 15mm thru axle version – though TRP is also working on a 12mm thru axle option. That little detail is crucial – much like TRP was on the leading edge for the implementation of road and cyclocross disc brakes, the company feels that 12mm thru axles will soon become the standard for road and cross bikes. Eventually they will be offered in both standards, but for now 15mm will be the only option since it is the current standard.

Along with offering more options for the consumer, they also took fork design as an opportunity to better learn the relationship between disc brakes and what their mounted to. Being able to study the interaction between the two and make changes has given them the ability to advance their other products with studying fork dynamics.

TRP Carbon CX Fork thru-axle

They have pointed out the graphics on the fork shown in the picture will change, but all of the features should remain as shown. Using a DT Swiss RWS thru axle system, the forks will have clearance for a 40mm tire. Due to the built in 160mm post mount brake fitting, 140mm rotors will not be applicable for the front.

The brake hose or housing will be routed through the fork leg internally, with an optimized path that ends up right at the caliper. By the numbers, the fork has a 350mm 1.5″ tapered steerer, 397mm Axle to Crown measurement, and a 47mm offset. They will be aiming to have the carbon setup available for sale by mid-February with price TBD.

 

 

 

Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 Carbon – Sale Priced At $998.00!



 

 

Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 Frameset red

 

 

 

 

 

$985.00

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DESCRIPTION:

 

For the Altamira CX leadout..! Now a days to break out of the pack, there is quite the impressive selection for Cyclocross rides that are up to the racing task at hand. But if the setup is ultimately lights-out fast, possibly it should look the part as well, which is where, the Altamira CX fits this bill to a tee with it’s simple yet very resplendent red, with Fuji racer Orange graphics laid up over a nicely finished carbon palette, oooh yeah! The word is several Fuji pro racers have confessed to using this setup MTB style on the singletrack with bigger 38cm tires, with it’s massive tire clearance.

 

 

Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 carbon fork

 

 

The Fuji designers felt it was to not only act like a race ride, but to behave and look like a racer weekend after weekend for many a fall festival to come. Some might even argue, that this visual design work on the Altamira CX ride captures the eye so dramatically that you may not even notice at first gander that they have also actually fully decked it out with high performance components to possibly enhance your mark on the podium… nice Fuji work indeed.

To ponder into what the Altamira CX is technically all about, the engineers have spelled things out quickly. The Altamira CX employs a super-fast and compliant C10 carbon high-modulus setup. Which in this 1.1 format has been worked over to be over-sized in all the key places.

Those being the tapered 1 1/8″ to 1/2″ tapered headtube to the stout chain stays, along with the BB86 press-fit bottom bracket for the ultimate in responsive rides over the most technical of off camber sections to the deepest of sandpits, to the steepest of pitches to rocket you both up and down.

 

Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 Frame bb

 

 

 

Key Altamira CX Usage  Cyclocross and light XC mountain biking.
Sizing 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58, and 61cm.
Frameset Material Made w/ C50 high modulus carbon. And has a Limited Lifetime Warranty!
Actual Weight For the size 56cm which includes both the Altamira CX fork and headset: 1,780g.
Bottom Bracket Details BB86
Front Derailleur mount braze-on.
Seatpost diameter 31.6 mm.

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Ritte Crossberg 2015 Cyclocross Bike



 

Ritte Crossberg 2015 carbon fork

Crossberg 2015

 

Details:
Fork
Carbon Ritte Disc
Frame
7005 series

Ritte Cyclocross

 

The newly updated Ritte Crossberg will continue their mad quest to design a frame having neutral manners that will fit a huge range of cx riders. Combining a shorter top tube, 425mm chainstays, and a “tighter than average” front center, the new Ritte claims to be agile yet stable through the entire size range. Still born from 6061 aluminum, the Crossberg frame does make a departure though from 6061 for a stiffer 7005 alloy to handle anything out there.

Ritte Crossberg 2015 Cyclocross Bike
Even though most of the Ritte frame specifications stay the same, one big change is the move to a tapered 1 1/8-1 1/2″ head tube. The previous model had the 44mm HT which still allowed the use of tapered forks, but the larger tapered HT will improve front end stiffness a bit more.

Ritte Crossberg 2015 Cyclocross disc

Elsewhere on the Crossberg is a PF30 bottom bracket remains in use, and the frame sticks with disc brakes but with QR axles front and 135mm rear. Crossberg framesets come with a full carbon disc fork with 160mm post mounts, while the rear can uses either 140 or 160mm rotors. All cable and housing routing is external and is compatible with both mechanical and hydraulic disc brakes. They realize the Crossberg will be ridden in more than just CX races so the frame comes with a 27.2 seatpost to squeeze out every bit of comfort possible.

They also enlisted the help of professional cross racers of various heights for insight into the best combination of balance and agility through the whole Crossberg size range.

 

SPECS

Frame:

7005 Series Aluminum Crossberg, 135mm rear axle spacing.

Fork:

Full Carbon Disc for use with 160mm rotor

Headtube:

Tapered 1 -1/8″ top – 1 -1/2″ bottom (Headset included.)

Bottom Bracket:

Press Fit 30

Routing:

External. For mechanical shifting and mechanical or hydraulic disc brakes.

Brake Rotors:

160mm front / 140mm or 160mm rear

Seatpost:

27.2mm
Offered in XS – 2 XL frame sizes, framesets will retail for $1250 which includes the frame, fork, and headset.

 

 

 

 

Cannondale CAADX Disc 105 2015



 

Cannondale CAADX Disc 105 2015

CAADX DISC 105

Bike Weight
21.1 lbs
Sizing
700c – 51, 54, 56, 58, 61 cm
Material
CAADX Aluminum / CX
Color Details
Gloss Black w/ White graphics

The 2015 Cannondale CAADX rides are super-X inspired bikes that are quickly becoming known for being one of the most versatile setups now on the market. Which is where this CAADX Complete Bike comes into not only the cyclocross picture, but as the everyday commuter for getting to work as well. The CAADX is fully decked out with a FSA’s commute friendly 2×11 crank, along with their tried and true aluminum technology. And yes you will appreciate this disc equipped Cannondale come winter and spring time, as you will be able to stop on a dime regardless of how mucky it gets out there.

This super-fun Cannondale is as close to race day racing.. as it is to urban bike crawling around town.
It’s available for purchase here..

Priced at $1,459.00

SPECS

 

Frame Tech:
CAADX 6061 Aluminum
IMP technology / Tapered HT
PM 160 Disc / BB30


Fork
Cannondale Ultra CX, Carbon blades
1  1/8″ steerer w/ custom graphics


Headset
CAADX Si, 25mm top cap


Rear Derailleur
Shimano 105 5800 11 Speed


Shifter
Shimano 105 5800


Brake Levers
Shimano 105 5800


Brakes
Promax Render R, 160mm front, 140mm rear


Cranks
FSA  Gossamer CX, 46/36


BB
FSA BB30


Bar
Cannondale C3 Compact, butted 6061 alloy
Grip Bar Tape w/Gel, 3.5mm


Stem
C-dale C3, 6061 Alloy, 31.8, 6 deg. 1 1/8″


Seatpost
Ritchey C3


Seat
C-dale Stage CX


Hub (F) Formula, CX-20 front


Hub (R) Formula, CX-22


Chain
KMC X11, 11-speed


Cogset
Shimano 5800 11-28, 11-speed


Spokes
Stainless Steel, 15g


Rims
Maddux CX 2.1, 32-hole


Tire
Schwalbe Sammy Slick, 700x35c


It’s time to CAADX up or go home with a tail between your legs! 🙂


Weight for the model in pounds, 22.1lbs


Ridley X-Night 20 Disc 2015



 

Ridley X-Night 20 Disc 2015

X-NIGHT 20 Disc

Concept
CX Racing
WEIGHT
size 52cm: 8,130 grams
Frame/fork Material
Carbon

2015 Ridley

Description

As all historic sporting events unfold, even though last winter the kings of cyclocross at Ridley were gunning hard for an unprecedented eighth World Championship victory, the amazing race was lost to another extremely talented multi-time World Champion. But, as the saying goes a single race doesn’t dictate what ultimate success is. So the redesigned Ridley X-Night from last season showed such promise, that they chose to continue along that path of development to make the setup, the best CX bike yet. Gone are the over-sized tubes, integrated seatmast and euro-height bottom bracket of a few years ago. Instead the Ridley focus is on stiffness and maneuverability.

For this Spectacular Model they kitted out the X-Night with the newest Ultegra Di2 electronically-shifting drivetrain, which had dominated the circuit last seasons with its consistency and impervious nature to grime and muck of the nastiest courses. Shimano’s RWS785 hydraulic disc brakes stop the bike on a dime. And Rotor 3DF cranks that utilize a 36/46t front chainring setup along with a rear 12-28 tooth cassette, to provide plenty of gear choices to get you and the X-night up and over any tabletop the CX course may offer. While the X-Night’s also perfect for those seemingly endless uphill climbs out on the gravel road race courses.

 

To finish it out on the podium they have also rolled it out on a pair of 4ZA Cirrus Pro T30 Disc tubular wheels that are wrapped up with Challenge Grifo 33mm tires, so right off the bat, the rolling stock is top-notch.

Ridley X-Night 20 Disc carbon fork 2015

To finalize the spec list properly, there is a full regiment of Ridley’s 4ZA components including a world champion branded 4ZA Cirrus Pro Seat. A 4ZA Cirrus alloy handlebar and stem keep things solid up front, while the Cirrus carbon seatpost to complete it.

CONCEPT 20 TECH SPECS

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  • Frame: X Night 24-ton HM/HR Unidirectional carbon
  • Fork: Oryx Pro, X Night w/ Tapered steerer
  • Brake shifter/ levers: Shimano Ultegra Di2 11s
  • Brakes: Shimano RS785 Hydraulic cross disc
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 2s
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2 11s
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 11s, 12-28
  • Chain: KMC X11
  • Cranks: Rotor 3DF 46/36 11s
  • Wheels: 4ZA Cirrus Pro T30 Tubular
  • Tires: Challenge Grifo 33mm, tubular
  • Seat: 4ZA Cirrus Pro, Cr/Ti rail
  • Stem: 4ZA Cirrus
  • Handlebar: 4ZA Cirrus
  • Seatpost: 4ZA Cirrus, 27.2 Carbon
  • Pricing: X Night is $6,800.00

 

Ridley X-Night 30 Disc CX Bike 2015



 

Ridley X-Night 30 CX Bike 2014

Ridley X-Night 30 disc fork -2014Ridley X-Night 30 Disc Bike 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-NIGHT 30 Disc

Even though last winter Ridley was gunning hard for an unprecedented eighth World Championship victory, the cross race was lost to another extremely talented multi-time World Champion. But, as the saying goes one race doesn’t dictate ultimate success, and the redesigned X-Night from last season showed such promise, that Ridley Bicycles chose to continue along that path of development to make the X-Night, the best ‘cross bike yet. Gone are the over-sized tubes, and euro-height bottom bracket of a few years ago. Instead the focus is on X-Night stiffness and maneuverability.
They kitted out the X-Night with the newest Ultegra 11-speed drive system. That utilizes a 36/46t front chainring setup along with a rear 11-28 tooth cassette, to provide plenty of gear choices to get you up and over any tabletop the CX course may offer. While it’s also perfect for those seemingly endless uphill climbs out on the gravel road race courses. To achieve this capability they utilized FSA’s Carbon crankset. They have also rolled the X-Night out on a pair of 4ZA Cirrus wheels and Kenda Clement tires.
To finish the spec list out properly, there is a full regiment of Ridley’s 4ZA components including a world champion branded 4ZA Cirrus Pro Seat, with 4ZA Cirus handlebar, stem and post.

  • Frame: Ridley X-Night HM/HR Unidirectional carbon
  • Fork: Oryx Pro 30, Tapered steerer
  • Brake shifters levers: Shimano Ultegra 11s
  • Brakes: Ridley 4ZA Cirrus Pro cross disc
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 2s
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra 11s
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 11s, 12-28
  • Chain: KMC X11
  • Cranks: Rotor 3DF 46/36 11s
  • Wheels: Fulcrum Racing 5 LG CX
  • Tires: Challenge Grifo pro 32mm, folding bead
  • Seat: 4ZA Cirrus Pro, Cr/Ti rail
  • Stem: 4ZA Cirrus
  • Handlebar: 4ZA Cirrus
  • Seatpost: 4ZA Cirrus, 27.2x350mm Carbon
  • Pricing is $4,200.00

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Marin Cortina T3 CX 2014 Cyclocross Bike



 

Marin Cortina T3 CX disc

CORTINA T3 CX

Color is Gloss black/ satin carbon with gloss black and charcol decals, with (pricing at: $2999), but now on sale for $1,995.00

Marin Bike Overview

The Marin Cortina is a dedicated cyclocross race bike, with a lightweight T3 Carbon chassis designed for lighting-fast sprints and easy transitions to carry or shoulder on the next run-up. This Cortina shown above employs the same carbon frame as the CX Pro at the bottom of the article, so you end up with all the go-fast features, but will still have plenty of cash for post ride beverages.

The creative Marin designers also decked it out with smooth and accurate shifting, which is credited to the new Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain and the unparalleled ability to control speed and brake late into corners is thanks to the internally-routed BR-785 hydraulic disc brakes. The Marin CX also utilizes WTB Frequency i19 rims, which allow you to easily convert to the lighter weight and more supple riding tubeless system, while maintaining the stiffness and light-weight needed for cornering and sprinting through those beer handups.

 

SPECS

Bike Frame Specs
Frame: UD Cortina Carbon with Internal Cable Routing, Chainstay Disc Brake Mount, PowerTaper Seat Tube, PressFit 30 BB and Tapered Headtube
Fork Details
Front Fork: CX Carbon Disc w/Tapered Alloy Steerer
Rear Suspension:
DriveTrain Details
Crankset: Shimano FC-RS500, 46/36T CX
Derailleur Rear: Shimano 105
Shift Lever: Shimano BR-RS685 Hydraulic Disc STI, 11-Speed
Derailleur Front: Shimano 105
Cassette: Shimano 105, 11-28, 11-Speed
BB: FSA Sealed Cartridge PressFit30 with Shimano Adapter
Chain: Shimano CN-HG600 11-Spd
Wheel Details
Hub Rear: Marin DiscLite w/ Cartridge Bearings, 32 Hole
Hub Front: (same in-house Cortina) DiscLite w/ Cartridge Bearings, 32 Hole
Rim: WTB Frequency Race i19 TCS Tubelss Compatible
Spokes Nipples: 14/15 Gauge Double Butted Stainless
Tires: Continental CX Race, 700 x 35c 180TPI with Kevlar Bead
Brake Details
Brakes Front: Shimano BR-RS785 2 Piston Road Hydraulic Disc
Brakes Rear: Shimano BR-RS785 2 Piston Road Hydraulic Disc
Brake Levers: Integrated w/ Shifters
Cortina Cockpit
Handlebar: (in-house) Butted Alloy OS 31.8mm Compact
Grips: (same in-house) Road Plus Tape
Stem: (in-house) Forged OS Alloy Threadless
Headset: FSA Orbit C-40 with Cartridge Cortina Bearings
Seatpost: (in-house) Comp Alloy Micro Adjust, 15mm Offset
Saddle: (in-house) Speed Concept with Cromo Rails

 

Cortina Pro

Marin Cortina T3 CX Pro disc

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Boardman Elite CXR 9.4 Di2

 

Elite CXR 9.4s

Boardman Bikes Elite CXR 9.4s di2-white-cyclocross-bike-2014

DESCRIPTION

The Highly FOCUSED world of Cross

For the ultimate Boardman CX bike, you will need it to be blessed with all the latest and greatest technology like Shimano’s powerful Ultegra Di2 11 speed electronic gearing all combined and integrated ergonomically with hydraulic disc brakes. But to complete the picture, assemble it all to the 2014 Boardman CXR full carbon frameset. You will instantly see your racing, and training skyrocket to the top of the podium because regardless whether it’s on road, or off road this is the top of the tier 9.4 model in arguably the best Cyclocross range across the globe.
Frame highlights include:

  • New superlight full carbon monocoque frame.
  • Customized Boardman tube profiles were designed specifically for the forces and performance criteria of offroad riding.
  • The key oversized box section chainstays are there for one purpose – increased power transfer.
  • While the asymmetric chainstays with rear disc brake caliper mounts are also there for increased power in braking performance.
  • Profiled wishbone seatstays for enhanced comfort.
  • A simple PF30 bottom bracket to not only reduce weight but increase stiffness as well.
  • Handy internal cable routing is an absolute must for Cyclocross to keep the cables away from all the harsh elements.
  • Full carbon fork is disc brake specific with a tapered steerer for increased stiffness and steering precision.
  • Mudguard compatible.

– Compatible for both Mechanical or Electronic cable routing

Frameset
Ultralight Boardman Elite full Carbon monocoque
Weight
9.1kgs
Front Fork
Elite full Carbon, tapered steerer
Head Set
FSA Integrated – supplied w/ Carbon Spacers
Stem
(in-house brand) Elite Carbon
Handlebar
(in-house brand) Elite alloy
Front Brake
Shimano Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake
Shimano Hydraulic Disc
Brake Levers
Shimano
Front Mechanical
Shimano Ultegra Di2 – 2 spd
Rear Mechanical
Shimano Ultegra Di2 – 11 spd
Shift Lever System
Same Shimano Ultegra version
Cogset
Same Shimano Ultegra version – 11 spd – 11-28 tooth range
Chain
Shimano Ultegra version
Crank Setup
Shimano Ultegra version 11 spd
Chain-rings
50x34t
Bottom Bracket
SRAM Force PF30
Pedals
none
Front Rim Band
Mavic TN319
Front Hub
Formula
Rear Rim Band
Mavic TN319
Rear Hub
Formula
Spokes
Stainless Steel butted
Front Tire
Conti X-King 35c
Rear Tire
Conti X-King 35c
Seat
Fizik Ardea
Seat Post
(in-house brand) Elite Carbon, 31.6mm
Seat Clamp
(in-house brand) Elite Carbon

This Elite complete bike is a deal at one of our favorite store’s.. see the updated pricing and specs at the info link below.

Please enjoy the sweet ride..



Boardman Bikes Elite CXR 9.2 2014



 

Elite CXR 9.2

Boardman Elite CXR 9.2 cyclocross bike 2014

DESCRIPTION

The Highly TUNED world of Cross

For the ultimate Boardman CX bike, you will need it to be blessed with all the latest and greatest technology like SRAM’s powerful Rival 11 speed mechanical gearing all combined and integrated ergonomically with disc brakes. But to complete the picture assemble it all to the Boardman full carbon CXR frameset. You will instantly see your racing, and training skyrocket to the top of the podium because regardless whether it’s on road, or off road this is the top of the tier model in arguably the best Cyclocross range across the globe.
Frame highlights include:

  • New superlight full carbon monocoque Boardman 9.2 frame.
  • Customized tube profiles were designed specifically for the forces and performance criteria of offroad riding.
  • The key oversized box section chainstays are there for one purpose – increased power transfer.
  • While the asymmetric chainstays with rear disc brake caliper mounts are also there for increased power in braking performance.
  • Profiled wishbone seatstays for enhanced comfort.
  • A simple PF30 bottom bracket to not only reduce the 9.2 weight but increase stiffness as well.
  • Handy internal cable routing is an absolute must for Cyclocross to keep the cables away from all the harsh elements.
  • Full carbon fork is disc brake specific with a tapered steerer for increased stiffness and steering precision.
  • Mudguard compatible.

– Compatible for both Mechanical or Di2 electronic cable routing

Frameset
Ultralight Boardman Elite full Carbon monocoque
Weight
8.57kgs or 18.9 lbs
Front Fork
Elite full Carbon, tapered steerer
Head Set
FSA Integrated – supplied w/ Carbon Spacers
Stem
(in-house brand) Elite alloy
Handlebar
(in-house brand) Elite alloy
Front Brake
Avid BB7R Disc
Rear Brake
Avid BB7R Disc
Brake Levers
SRAM
Front Mechanical
SRAM Rival – 2 spd
Rear Mechanical
SRAM Rival – 11 spd
Shift Lever System
SRAM Rival
Cogset
SRAM Rival 11 spd – 11-25 tooth range
Chain
SRAM Rival
Crank Setup
SRAM Force 11 spd
Chain-rings
50x34t
Bottom Bracket
SRAM Force PF30
Pedals
none
Front Rim Band
Mavic TN-319
Front Hub
Formula
Rear Rim Band
Mavic TN-319
Rear Hub
Formula
Spokes
Stainless Steel butted
Front Tire
Conti X-King 35c
Rear Tire
Conti X-King 35c
Seat
Fizik Ardea
Seat Post
(in-house brand) Elite Carbon, 31.6mm
Seat Clamp
(in-house brand) Elite Carbon

This Boardman complete bike is a deal at one of our favorite store’s.. see the updated pricing and specs at the info link below.

Please enjoy the sweet ride..