World Championships always bring some of the more exciting and visually stunning bike builds to stage. Check out a few of the XC rides in Lenzerheide:Mathieu Van der Poel's Canyon Lux
The Lux weighs under 2000 grams for the frame including the damper. Van der Poel opted for a 36T chainring, with Shimano's new XTR 10-51 cassette as well as Scylence hubs.Henrique Avancini's Cannondale Scalpel SI
The Scalpel SI is running Shimano's new XTR drivetrain an ENVE cockpit and wheels. There are a few subtle Brazilian touches on the bike as well.Kate Courtney's Specialized Epic
Kate's Specialized Epic has a one-off red, white & blue star speckled paint job. It's decked out with Rotor cranks, a SRAM drivetrain, and custom Magura brakes.Emily Batty's Trek Top Fuel
Emily's Top Fuel has a SRAM drivetrain, Bontrager components, and a few custom Canadian touches such as the maple leaf top cap on her stem.
Round is circle.
Circle is globe.
For example the Lux L is with 623 mm top tube/ 455 reach with 80 mm stem and the Strive L has 648 top tube/ 468 reach and 50 stem. I know these bikes have different purpose but I cannot imagine that riding downhill with the Lux (or any of the other bikes) is any fun. Huge respect to the XC Pros that plough trough the technical courses with these bikes!
@yupstate Try Forekaster 2,35 front and ardent race 2.2 back
But at least the frame is flat mount. That's good news because post mounting standards suck. WTF do we still use planetary washers? And why are calipers mounted so far from the frame with needlessly large and complicated adapters?
The mountain bike industry needs to dump the post mount brakes.
I find flat mount easier to center even with the bolts being under the chain stay. It could be because the mount face is perpendicular to the bolts and with no planetary washers, nothing moves when you cinch down the bolts.
Another added bonus is that you can use a multi tool during a ride. A lot of frames and even some brake calipers (such as guide) have one mounting bolt that requires a round head allen. A straight allen can't reach the bolt head. With flat mount, both mounting screws are accessible with any multitool.
No one ever accused them of being cool, I guess.
PS: No new Kross XC FS bike