Cross Trainer A performance cyclocross bike from a title-winning bloodline: your new favorite cyclocross racer, gravel bike, winter trainer, and beyond Where it thrives Gravel roads, In competition, out in the elements What it's built for Handling, endurance, traction Highlights - Light, durable SmartForm C2 Alloy Frame with full carbon fork - Shimano GRX 400 10-speed shifting/ FSA crank 46/30 - Shimano GRX 400 hydraulic disc brakes Best of Both Handling OutFront steering geometry offers drama-free stability on technical cyclocross courses and potholed streets but maintains quick-handling agility, thanks to short chainstays, everywhere else. Light and Smooth SmartForm C2 Alloy Construction and full carbon fork keep it light and easy to shoulder, while SAVE micro-suspension helps you track smoothly through the rough stuff Sweet Versatility Subtle rack mounts, a removable seatstay fender mount and hidden fork fender mounts expand its usability without affecting its racy looks Big Tire Clearance Room to run up to 37mm tires to tackle the roughest gravel roads with confidence or sail over the pavement in ultimate comfort Thru-Axles Front to Back Thru-axles enhance chassis stiffness for precise handling and explosive power
$600.00 - $630.00
We think by now, most of you get what Straggler is. It’s a madly versatile bike that can be used for most types of riding and riding surfaces. Better still is that you now have the option of 650b wheel size. 650b wheels were popular for a long time many years ago on ‘Constructeur’ style bicycles and we all know how real stuff was back in the day…650b wheels strike a nice balance between the benefits of both 26” and 700c sizes. The smaller wheel allows smaller riders to fit well on smaller frames, produces a stronger wheel, makes fitting big-ass tires easier and are more agile than their larger counterparts. Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It’ll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They’re a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler 650b has braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it’s ready to take you just about anywhere. It’s a day tripper and a weekender. It’s a ‘rough road’ road bike. It’s a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It’s a utilitarian townie. It’s a light-duty touring bike. It’s an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that’s pretty neat.
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