The ’Cross Racer’s ‘Cross Bike
Bring on the tempests. Bring on the muck. Bring on the drops, the roots and the ruts. The PDXCX begs for it all. Born in the heinous mud of the Pacific Northwest and bred on the technical courses of the Cross Crusade, it’s a cyclocross race machine. This is a ‘cross racer’s ‘cross bike.
Drawing inspiration from classic Belgian cyclocross bikes, the PDXCX adds modern touches of refinement to those traditional frame designs. We purpose built the second iteration of this frame to power through mire and slide through greasy corners with precise stability. A lower bottom bracket and shorter chainstays improve handling and snap while preserving the nimble characteristics of the first-generation frame. The bi-ovalized down tube, ovalized top tube and oversized head tube stiffen the front end for the confidence and precision to nail the perfect line. Additionally, the bike uses an updated thru axle to reinforce the rear for nailing apexes or slamming through ruts.
Like the bikes that inspired it, the PDXCX routes cables above the top tube to avoid contamination and preserve shifting performance. Adding our own touch of refined elegance, the second-generation design has Sage Titanium’s patented Cable Clip System (US Patent No. 9,545,975) that uses removable cable stops for external mechanical or stealth, internal Di2 routing. Additionally, the CCS allows for optimized routing for one- or two-by chainring setups.
The bike is bombproof and built to withstand the most diabolical racing and riding conditions. The titanium construction offers a much higher strength-to-weight ratio compared with other metal frames, and the 3/2.5-titanium alloy tubing has exceptional corrosion resistance. Blast every nook and crevice with the power washers—this bike will thrive and shine, not wither and rust. In the event of a scuff, fear not! The raw industrial finish is one of the most durable and repairable of titanium finishes. Any scratches can be buffed out with a Scotch-Brite pad, restoring that lusty, like-new sheen to this burly beauty.
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