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Cyclo-Cross Bikes: Order yours before they run out!

Cyclova XC loves 'Cross season!  Above, Cyclova XC team member Mitch Bruns rips it up in a 2011 Cross race


Summer is winding down, and the most pleasant time of the year to bicycle is on the horizon!  What does this mean?  It means that Cyclo Cross season is almost here!  Click HERE for a brief history on the sport of Cyclo Cross.

With Cyclo Cross on the horizon, it's time to think about your 'Cross bike situation.  Cyclo Cross is still a niche sport (albeit it one of the fastest growing segments of cycling), so demand almost always outstrips supply when it comes to bikes.  I've seen this every year over the past decade, and it's already happening with major suppliers for this season.

This all means that if you're even remotely considering a 'Cross bike this season, NOW IS THE TIME to come on in for sizing and to order up your bike!  We at Cyclova XC are huge fans of Cyclo Cross racing/riding/adventuring and so we have a great assortment of Cross bikes to offer you!  As is always the case, we go through a full detailed fit session on every bike we sell - which includes 13+ adjustments on a 'Cross bike - millimeters matter!  Following are highlights of the many 'Cross bikes available through Cyclova XC:


The 2012 Salsa Chili Con Crosso is one of our favorite 'Cross race bikes.  Fun, very fast, and thoughtfully built!
Salsa Chili Con Crosso bike (very limited availability in sizes 55, 56, & 60cm)  $1,699.99
Salsa Chili Con Crosso frame sets (limited availability in sizes 51, 53, 55, 56, & 58cm)  $799.99

As Salsa cleverly claims:  The Con Crosso is your gun at the knife fight!  This is true in that this is a very fast and reliable race rig.  Stiff, light, agile, and playful, this bike is capable of dominating the podium at any level!  
Frameset Info:  Made of butted and optimally shaped aluminum tubes, this frame is stiff where it needs to be.  The frame is further enhanced by the oversized PF-30 bottom bracket shell and is built to fit the 1 1/2" to 1 1/8" tapered fork, which is what the frameset & bike come stock with.  Did I mention this fork is a full monocoque carbon tapered steer tube precision instrument?  Salsa always includes many thoughtful details on their frames - a few of which are included on this bike including the shaped top tube (providing a flat spot for the bike to rest on your shoulder, when shouldering the bike) and swapable geared or single speed rear drop outs.  
Bike Build:  The full bike from salsa is very thoughtfully built with a 1 x 10 SRAM Apex/Rival kit.  One thing I noticed right away is that even though it's build as a 1 x 10, Salsa included the front Apex Double Tap Shift lever on the bike.  Other component highlights inlclude the Paul chain guide, DT Swiss R450 rims, and more!


We're super excited for the new All City Macho Man to become available in the coming weeks!  You should be too!
All City Macho Man bike (all sizes available by early August)  $1595.99
All City Macho Man frameset (all sizes available by early August)  $595.99

All City is about thoughtfully making beautiful niche steel bikes, which also happen to be at a great price.  The Macho Man is a great example of this!   A classic looking cross bike, with innovation built in, nicely built!  
Frameset Info:  Steel is real!  All City is a proud Twin Cities based company, thus the Hennepin Avenue Bridge on every head badge and on some rear drop outs.  A speedy steed built of 4130 Chromoly, utilizing double butted main triangle tubes, tapered seat stays, externally tapered & ovalized chain stays - this is a steel frame that means business.  Add to that a classic looking, high tech steel fork to match!  This frameset delivers the goods, while providing a classic steel ride and look.
Bike Build:  The Macho Man is built up impressively with the full Shimano 105 10 speed kit.  A could of nice details include the new CX 70 front derailleur and Tektro R520 canti brakes (our favorite cross brake).  Add to that solid wheels laced to the Conti Cross Race tires and you have yourself a winner!



All City Nature Boy bike (all sizes available)  $950.99
All City Nature Boy frameset (all sizes available)  $550.99

All City is about thoughtfully making beautiful niche steel bikes, which also happen to be at a great price.  One of my personal favorite cross bikes - and my cross bike of choice the past 2 seasons, the Nature Boy is a great example of this!   A classic looking single speed cross bike, with innovation built in, nicely built!  We think that 'Cross is a great place to get started with riding a single speed - and the Nature Boy is up for the challenge!
Frameset Info:  Steel is real!  All City is a proud Twin Cities based company, thus the Hennepin Avenue Bridge on every head badge and on some rear drop outs.  A speedy steed built of 4130 Chromoly, utilizing double butted main triangle tubes, tapered seat stays, externally tapered & ovalized chain stays - this is a steel frame that means business.  Add to that a classic looking, high tech steel fork to match!  This frameset delivers the goods, while providing a classic steel ride and look.  Extra style points should be noted for the internal cable routing, and beautiful horizontal rear dropouts featuring the siloutte of the Hennepin Avenue bridge!
Bike Build:  A truly incredible bike ready to rock for under $1000!  The Nature Boy is solid from top to bottom:  from the FSA Vero single speed crankset to the Cane Creek S3 headset!  The Tektro CR520 Brakes and sweet All City Standard hubs are gravy!  The bottom line is that you won't find a better value in a cross bike for under $1000.
A variety of new 2013 Trek Cross Bike Models are available in limited quantities - in both aluminum and carbon frames with a variety of component packages.
2013 Trek Ion CX bike - built with Shimano 105 & Tiagra available in all sizes:  $1,699.99
2013 Trek Ion CX Pro bike - built with SRAM Rival available in all sizes:  $2,099.99
2013 Trek Ion Frameset:  $809.99
2013 Trek Cronus CX Pro bike - built with Shimano 105:  $2,939.99
2013 Trek Cronus CX Ultimate bike - built with SRAM Force:  $3,889.99
2013 Trek Cronus XC Ultimate frameset:  $2,199.99


Trek just released their 2013 year model lineup of cross bikes - in time for the 2012 cross season - offering incredible values and performance!  Trek's cross bikes are race oriented, high performance bikes.  First pick your frame material and then your component package.  Of course, fit is by far the most important factor in choosing any bike!

The Ion series of bikes feature the ultra light, stiff, and efficient aluminum frames with a smooth and stiff carbon fork.  

The Cronus series is an ultralight & ultrasmooth 500 series OCLV carbon frame, with Trek's proprietary BB-90 bottom bracket.  This frame is paired up with Trek's full Carbon Cross E2 fork - featuring a ultra stiff tapered steer tube. 


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