The S-Works CruX frameset is a 'cross-optimized warrior. With its S-Works FACT 11r carbon frame, flat disc brake mounts, and S-Works Fact carbon seatpost, it's ready to be built up exactly how you want it—you have the foundation for a real course crusher. Beginning with the frame, we implemented our Rider-First Engineered technology that was first introduced on our Tarmacs. Using size-specific tubes and layups, this technology allows the CruX to feature the same ride characteristics across every size in the range. Not only this, but it also allowed us to significantly drop the frame weight, so the CruX now comes in at a scant 900 grams for a 56cm—over 400 grams lighter than the previous frameset. A light and stiff frame, alone, isn't useful in a 'cross race if it isn't compliant, however, which is why the new CruX also combines stiffness and compliance in all the right places. And to assist with the latter, we lowered the seat collar by two centimeters for more exposed seatpost and, therefore, cushion for big hits. We also know that cyclocross races are often won in the corners and over the barriers, which is why the CruX geometry takes this into account. The top tube has been design for easy shouldering when you're hopping off to clear barriers, as it features a large opening to the front triangle and a flat bottom. For stability in the corners and on off-camber sections, the geometry has a low bottom bracket and a sharp front end. This combination also helps to initiate corners, regardless of the terrain. With maximum mud shedding ability in mind, we included eight millimeters of clearance on all sides of a 33mm tire, providing plenty of clearance for muddy conditions. Along with clearance, select S-Works models feature hydrophobic, mud-shedding paint that reduces the ability for mud to cling to the frame. It's awesome to have a light bike, after all, but frame weight becomes irrelevant when it's covered in 10 pounds of mud. - Our top-of-the-line S-Works FACT 11r carbon frame features a race-ready 'cross geometry, and comes equipped with thru-axles, 142mm rear spacing, and takes advantage of our highest quality carbon production methods in order to create a bike that's as responsive as it is lightweight. - The internally routed S-Works FACT carbon disc fork features a thru-axle design that increases steering response and rider input for the tight turns and the all-out efforts 'cross demands. - The S-Works seatpost is constructed from our highest quality FACT carbon fiber.
If hub-deep mud and knee-high barriers are your thing, then Yeti's ARC-X Frameset is just what you need to master the cyclocross game. It boasts a gossamer Yeti Pure aluminum tubeset, complete with their Looptail stay system for maximum stiffness and lightness. The ARC-X also features a sculpted top tube for comfy shouldering and cross-specific geometry that will have you lapping the field in no time. What's more, it comes with a svelte Ritchey Comp Cross carbon fork.
If hub-deep mud and knee-high barriers are your thing, then Yeti's ARC-X Frame is just what you need to build your dream bike. It boasts a gossamer Yeti Pure aluminum tubeset, complete with their Looptail stay system for maximum stiffness and lightness. The ARC-X also features a sculpted top tube for comfy shouldering and cross-specific geometry that will have you lapping the field in no time.
Transition’s Rapture CX Frameset fully embraces the cyclocross lifestyle - cow bells, bacon hand-ups, in-your-face heckling, and turning yourself inside out in the worst conditions imaginable. The steel frame is responsive, yet supple, and the steel fork soaks up rutted trail chatter. You can run it as a singlespeed, and Transition’s FAST (Freedom Axle System Technology) dropout lets you run a fully-geared setup, too. The system also allows for quick singlespeed wheel changes on race day. With a 44mm tapered fork compatible head tube and clean internal cable routing, this bike is ready to be built up for fast fun, whether you prefer to don a skin-suit or an outlandish costume. • 44mm Headtube fits tapered steerer tube forks • High-end Founderland Co. butted 4130 chromoly • User friendly threaded 68mm bottom bracket shell • Removable downtube cable stops • Internal rear brake routing in top tube • Includes color matched 4130 chromoly disc fork 1 1/8" steer • Frame weight: 4.56 lbs./ fork weight: 2.23 lbs.
State Bicycle Co.'s deluxe, race-ready, single-speed cyclocross frameset, the Thunderbird, boasts the versatility and power any serious SSCX rider needs. This featherweight, 6061 aluminum frameset begs to be put to the test and the carbon fork allows for agile maneuvering. You'll love the custom-graphics by Johnny Hsu. Want to ride geared? The Thunderbird gives you the ability to add a rear derailleur (sold separately).
Intended for maximum versatility, the Warhawk is the type of bike you take barreling through the 'cross course on Saturday, spray down on Sunday, and then commute to work with on Monday. The ultra-durable 4130-chromoly steel frame and fork are ready to be put to the test. Canti bosses and sliding dropouts mean you can spec it with all of your favorite components and you've got a fun, virtually indestructible singlespeed ride at an extremely affordable price.
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