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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Edward's Trek Cronus CX

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to CX bikes... whether you're out riding cross or just need a practical bike for the winter commute. Trek's Cronus CX Ultimate is a full carbon beauty, we're sure you'll agree:


Clever cable hanger for the cantis is fitted to the fork crown - reduces distance from cable stop to brakes, greatly reducing chatter, and minimises exposed cable, keeping braking nice and crisp:

Crafted from 500 Series OCLV carbon, BB90 bottom bracket, design input from Gary Fisher:

Neat internal cable routing, for smooth shifting and braking in all conditions. E2 head tube is tapered from 1.5in lower to 1 1/8in upper, nothing unusual there, but is also wider side-to-side than front-to-back - keeps the weight down, keeps things stiff...

Great for cyclocross, but also a very capable, plush commuter bike. Will happily take 25mm tyres with mudguards (28cm without), and the beautifully designed "hidden" mounts keep things sleek when guards aren't fitted. If you're out in all weathers you might as well enjoy yourself.

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