Purpose-built to tackle the rigorous conditions of the wet, cold, and muddy cyclocross races of the Pacific North West, our Cross Racer is a no-holds-barred cyclocross-racing dynamo. Designed from the ground up with an race proven geometry and a spartan layout the Cross Racer features a 2-degree sloping top tube, aggressive bottom bracket height and our proprietary vertical Cielo dropouts. The Cross Racer comes equipped with an Enve™ CX carbon fork, painted to match and a Chris King I7 InSet™ 44mm taper compatible headtube for increased front-end rigidity.
Inspired paint scheme: Each year we will create a new Inspired paint scheme. Our intent is to pay homage to an iconic design motif while outfitting the Cross Racer with fresh look for the coming cross season. For 2013 our Cielo Cross Racer and Cross Racer Disc framesets draw upon the Le Mans winning Aston Martin’s for inspiration. Raced in the late 50s on demanding courses like Targa Floria, Nurburing, and Le Mans they were piloted by a who’s who of car racing’s elite; Carroll Shelby, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham, and Roy Salvadori to name a few. The cars had distinct color bands painted around the front air intakes for easy identification when pitting in even the harshest weather conditions. We loved the two-tone paint schemes; the classic base colors represent the rich, luxurious color palate traditionally found in racing counterbalanced with a bright splash of lively color that is a loud reminder that these bikes are modern bicycles built for speed. We figured when you build a bike to be ridden fast it should come dressed for the occasion. For 2013 your paint scheme choices are either Silver/Orange or Green/Yellow.