Cyclocross Season is here. Wheat Ridge Cyclery has the gear to get you across the finish line fast and in style. One of the fastest growing cycling sports across the Front Range, Cyclocross is challenging and so much fun, you will be questioning “what took me so long?” Like many sports there are a lot of “ins and outs” to Cyclocross and the staff here at Wheat Ridge Cyclery has the answers to your many questions.
We carry a wide range of Cyclocross bikes but here are 3 models to keep your eye on for the 2016 season:
The Specialized Crux takes a lightweight and responsive frame and combines it with a reliable, performance-driven build that's ready to crush at a moment's notice. The vertical compliance of the Specialized Crux’s frame is subtle yet effective, you almost don’t even notice it as you ride over rough terrain. Your legs, back, and arms will thank you for choosing the crux. The taller bottom bracket, longer chainstays, and slacker seat tube make the Crux a stable confident ride for any rider ability.
The Specialized Crux is available in many different build options including 1x drivetrain options. You can also choose between a carbon frame or an E5 Smart Weld aluminum frame. The Crux is internally routed and equipped to handle electronic or mechanical build options. Choose a model with Hydraulic brakes and have the confidence to go into wet corners hot and come out clean. The Crux is capable of running up to a 35mm tire providing traction to keep the rubber side down. Equipped with thru-axle front and rear wheels for added stiffness and confidence when cornering.
The Trek Boone is the fastest, smoothest, and lightest cross bike ever from Trek. The Boone features an aggressive race geometry and exclusive IsoSpeed technology to make rough terrain no big deal. The IsoSpeed decoupler allows the seatpost to flex for vertical compliance which feels a bit like rear suspension and smoother is faster. The E2 tapered head tube keeps the front end stiff in the corners without the added weight of a beefier headtube. The Boone is equipped with a thru-axle front wheel for added lateral stiffness in the corners providing a confident ride even when off camber.
The post mounted hydraulic brakes work fantastic and shave weight off the overall bike by mounting directly to the frame rather than using a bracket. The Trek Boone has won championships at every level and is perfect for the serious racer or recreational athlete.
The Stigmata is a cyclocross bike deserving of the Santa Cruz name. This fully carbon fiber CX bike is light, responsive and fast. Featuring ample clearance for wider tires the stigmata is a versatile bike for almost any training conditions. Stigmata is capable of running up to 41mm wide tires for extra traction on muddy or loose terrain. The Pressfit 30BB can handle any crank option. Featuring internal routing for either mechanical or electronic build options the Stigmata is a versatile crossbike with some serious attitude.
The thru axle front and rear wheels insure lateral stiffness in corners giving you confidence to hit it hard. The Stigmata comes in vibrant colors with a sleek, clean, honest look. This cross bike has a number of different build options to fit any rider’s needs. The Stigmata from Santa Cruz does not disappoint.
Cyclocross is a unique sport. Challenging your fitness and bike handling skills, yet rewarding you with ear to ear smiles and ice-cold beer hand ups. We hope you catch the cross fever this season. See you out there!