The CrossWorxCycles Dash275 is Handmade in Germany

Feb 16, 2020 at 12:11
by Crossworxcycles  


CrossWorxCycles is a rider-owned company based in the green heart of Germany. Our frames are designed and built in Thuringia Germany and are manufactured almost exclusively in house. In our production halls in Thuringia we bring our frames to life by hand. In 2020, the first frames of the Dash model will leave our production. We offer a sustainable, elegant and high-quality alternative to mass-produced products.

The idea of making our own frames has been in our minds for a long time. At the end of 2019, we took the step and established CrossWorxCycles GmbH. We are an innovative team with a lot of experience and knowledge in frame building and at least as much experience from countless national and international competitions. This enables us to combine the engineering art of bicycle construction with our knowledge of the tracks of the world. It is our ambition to create a race-ready bike that will delight our customers.

Our Dash275 bike has 160 mm rear suspension travel and after nearly two years of intensive development and field testing, it is finally ready and available for sale. Our frames and the complete bike configuration are now available in our shop.

Key Facts - Frame
• 27.5“ wheels
• 160 mm front travel
• 160 mm rear travel
• 2.5“ tire clearance
• Aluminum frame
• Sizes M, L, XL
• Framekit available with Fox Float DPX2, Float X2, Intend Hover and w/o shock
• Threaded BB (73 mm BSA)
• ISCG05
• Easy to reach bottle cage mount position (under toptube)
• ACROS extra sealed bearings in all links
• PM 180 mm (max rotorsize: 203 mm)
• 230 x 65 mm shocksize
• 12 x 148 mm boost rear
• Tapered headtube (ZS44/ZS56)
• Internal cable routing

Pricing and Availability
• Available now
• 2399 € w/o shock, incl. German VAT
• Colours: Radiant Raw, Gritty Grey, Yawning Yellow, Obese Orange, Tasty Tourquoise, Bracing Blue, Grasfresh Green, Vivacious Violet, Beaming Black (+ 0€) or Specialcolour (+100 €)

We offer our Dash in 3 different sizes. We have the right size for everyone. If our frame should not harmonize with our customers' size, we will find a custom-sized frame for them.
We have decided to go for a chainstay length of 430 mm and keep them the same over the sizes. In our eyes, this fits the bike best.

Low center of gravity
The compact design in combination with the low damper position provides a central center of gravity and thus a unique riding experience on the trail.

Sizes & Geometry

Our rear triangle concept is based on a supported single pivot-design. At the beginning of the suspension travel, the rear triangle reacts very sensitively and generates a lot of grip even on the smallest bumps. Towards the end, there is a progressive increase of the rear travel. Due to the low position in the frame, the rear shock is well protected and yet easy to reach.

Metric damper
Dampers with the dimensions 230 x 65 mm can be installed in our Dash frames. There is also enough room for coil-dampers.

Balanced New Age geometry
A chainstay length of 430 mm - balanced reach and low center of gravity. Our formula for a bike that shines on enduro race tracks, flow trails and in the bike park.

Deep-drawn top tube

What is more disturbing than too little legroom?
That’s what we thought. So the Dash can be built with all common 30.9 dropper posts and generates enough space due to the deep top tube.

Drink bottle holder
Drinking bottles up to 0.7 liters can be fitted on our Dash.

Sealed bearings (APPS)
To maintain the unique, sensitive performance of our rear triangle for a very long time, we use the proven Acros Pivot Performance Sealing (APPS) bearings for all of our links. This protects the bearings even better against dirt, grime, and water.

Integrated cable routing
We believe cables should always be routed directly through the frame. Brake and shift cables are dipped into the top tube via self-developed plugs and leave the down tube before the rear end transfers the cables back to the chainstay in an attractive way.
Brake and chainstay protection
We like quiet bikes and always want the best possible protection for our frames.
For this reason we have decided to develop our own chainstay.
At the same time the brake of the rear wheel enjoys effective protection by our 4 edge rear frame. Reachability does not suffer from this.

Color variations

For more information about CrossworxCycles:

What's next for CWC?
bigquotesWe have already received great feedback from various tests on our Dash275 and are looking forward to the new season. We still have some ideas in our heads and will continue to work on our bikes. In spring we will also launch our Zero Hardtail and work on the Dash with 29-inch wheels.
To set up a Made in Germany production was the absolutely right decision for us.
Christoffer Reichling, Founder & Engineer CWC GmbH

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  • 89 1
 Finally some aluminum
  • 58 5
 *Aluminium. Tally ho. Now, who's for a cup of tea?
  • 47 0
 I'd love to see a side on suspension squish vid as I just can't wrap my noggin round the travel movement!
  • 12 1
 @landscapeben: most likely along the lines of something similar to this
  • 14 0
 Drink Bottle holder sounds very Adult.
  • 2 0
 @mitcht: in the dash, no less
  • 1 0
 @landscapeben: ditto, this is the 3rd release of this frame on various websites over the last month, and nothing shows how the linkage works in any of it.
  • 1 0
 Quite easy to see in the two pictures above the colour range. @5afety3rd:
  • 2 0
 @gentlebermslaps: so you think this is a hpp design but with a lower actual pivot?
  • 2 0
 Single Pivot is cool again, and expensive AF!
  • 5 0
 @landscapeben: there are four pivots, but we can only see three. The swingarm rotates on the left visible pivot (1), pulling a link at the center pivot (2) down in line with the down tube. This turns the shock rocker through the invisible pivot (3), and the rocker turns on the right visible pivot (4), pushing up from the bb toward the head tube.
  • 1 0
 @5afety3rd: Probably close to the commercial supremes layout
  • 2 0
 @fracasnoxteam: hardly shows anything
  • 1 0
 and nice colors
  • 1 0
 It should be 750 ml holder @mitcht:
  • 68 0
 I can't say I ever considered orange to be an obese color but now that I look at it...that color be thicc
  • 55 5
 dont you have an obese orange for a president?
  • 3 0
 Dang it.... now I know... my 2013 process does have a fat guy on it....
  • 27 3
 @Tr011: He just paints the orange on, like Trudeau's black face
  • 32 0
 Holy moly those paint color names. ????
  • 18 0
 So german.
  • 21 1
 @trippleacht: obese orange? Fettleibiges Orange? So sind sie, die Ossis Wink
  • 5 0
 Looking sweet, like the low moto style shock placement.
  • 8 0
 Whats with petrol being green? Propain calls their green petrol as well. Is gasoline green in Germany?
  • 4 1
 @Unrealityshow: the gasoline pump handle is green in Europe
  • 20 3
 @Unrealityshow: there's no such thing as gasoline in Europe
  • 1 0
 @Unrealityshow: petrol comes in all sorts of colours depending on the brand and spec, sometimes pink, sometimes bluey green, sometimes just clear, even black sometimes :-/ ... I was a mechanic for years so have seen my fair share
  • 4 0
 @Unrealityshow: Quote from google: Most likely the word "petrol", which describes a colour of bluish green, is derived etymologically from the word "petroleum" (crude oil). Petroleum varies greatly in colour, some are colourless, many of them are of nice bluish green colour.
  • 2 12
flag shaheeb (Feb 19, 2020 at 3:04) (Below Threshold)
 The Color names are Hideous. Gasoleo Green? Drink the Koolaid er I mean green gas with team crosswerx? Peaceful Petrol? WTF? : o
  • 7 1
 @Floho: Perhaps I should have been less of a lazy American, and looked it up myself. This has been rather informative. Thank you.
  • 1 0
 That blue is pretty slick though, whatever it's name is.
  • 7 1
 @trippleacht: German? That would have been the exact CMYK numbers, wouldn't it? What is this, humor?
  • 2 1
 @Unrealityshow: that turquoise is indigo and the petrol is teal. And that's a Sunn Kern from 2008
  • 2 0
 @shaheeb: holy crap man. They offer a full line of colour choices. Talk about focusing on the irrelevant.

These look great! Congrats on your production frames. We need more small builders in this sport.
  • 1 0
 @CircusMaximus: looks like they're some variation of built to order. Semicustom color is easy to incorporate, if that's the case. So it's smart.
  • 2 1
 @CircusMaximus: Exactly,, I was joking 101%, the names are fn hilarious. Love this frame, looks so very clean. Wonder how it rides!!!??
They need to offer a raw color option as well!!!! great job crossworx.
  • 1 0
 @shaheeb: They do, it's in the pricing and availability text not the photos. Looks to be a standard finish at the same price as paint.
  • 1 0
 @shaheeb: 8 choices of colour and you whinge about the names even though they are from a different country and do things differently. I mean, you didn't even get the name of the green right when trying to mock it.
  • 1 0
 @mgolder: Raw typically requires more work to do it right than painting because they have to polish it after welding.
  • 19 1
 “Bike would be better with this”. “Bike would be better with that.” “Chainstays too long”. “ ”Needs protection here”. “Mud is gonna get in there”. “Seat tube angle is.....”. blah blah blah. Everyone’s a critic but no one here is making hand made bikes like these ppls so STFU and say “Good job Crossworx Cycles “Congrats on making bicycles and good luck”!
  • 5 5
 @lightsgetdimmer we see flaws and call them out. I think the massive hole in the downtube is just asking for trouble. If you wanna be the guy giving free handys go for it.
  • 2 0
 @mhoshal: Cover hole with tape.
  • 1 1
 @mhoshal: hmmm, that’s your opinion I guess.
  • 15 0
 I understand people want bottles but to me this bike would be so much cooler and fun to ride if they would lower that top tube a good amount. The suspension design allows for it.
  • 3 0
 Yes, and then give it longer chainstays and 180mm of progressive travel ... Would be a cool freeride bike
  • 3 0
 @Stokedonthis: Could be but that's unrelated for me. I just like the top tube low because it is more fun to tilt the bike in corners like that. I like corners. No matter what mountainbike, I'd always take the one with the low top tube over the one with a high top tube.
  • 2 0
 As a fella at 5’10 with a 30” inseam I’m with ya. Gimme a short seat tube to go with that nice long reach.
  • 14 1
 Looks interesting. Those gaps around the linkage and bottom bracket are begging for some sort of plastic cover to stop all the muck getting in there though - the whole thing would clog solid within three corners in the conditions we have here at the moment.
  • 3 1
 @clamps81: I’m with you 100% on that. I also don’t know what some designers and manufacturers have against down tube protection. Last Alu bike I had got dented by a rock launched off the front wheel only 12km into it’s first outing. Cut straight through the invisi-frame. Frame replacement warranty was still £850 at 1/2 price, which I couldn’t afford because I’d just bought a new bike!
  • 2 1
 Piece of tape!
  • 17 1
 *American Orange
  • 6 0
 Wash your mouth out son.
  • 3 2
 @Samuel-L-Jackson: Sorry bad mother f*cker
  • 4 0
 What I like most about this frame is the shape/form. Always thought the idea of having a low-profile linkage single pivot rear triangle with compact proportions makes for a very pleasing look, especially if the shock is tucked neatly right up parallel to the downtube. Also I think the "modular" shock mount is pretty neat. More bike frames should be designed with this kind of modularity in mind, so when the industry decides to change the standard again after 3 years, you won't be left with limited options and legacy sizes if you want to upgrade your rear shock.
  • 2 0
 I’ll probably get laughed at by all the coded welders on here for saying this but Ancillotti have been doing exactly this since 1991. Been winning with it from the start
  • 1 0
 @PB-J: I mean yeah Ancillotti is cool and all that, buuuuuut the renitent usage of proprietary coil-spring pull shocks kinda ruins it for me.
  • 2 1
 I'm a bit skeptical. I can't imagine the rear end being laterally stiff with such low seatstays. It reminds me of this...
  • 1 0
 @benmoosmann: They don’t run pull shocks. It’s kinda lost in translation, the swing arm pulls the shock actuator.
  • 6 0
 What the world needs now... another 2009 Commencal Supreme!
  • 1 0
 That was a nice looking frame....10 years ago.
  • 8 3
 Why the kink in the seat-tube? That seems unnecessary and leads to longer seat-tubes (to fit a dropper) for any given reach - 430ST for a 440 reach? That's old school now.
  • 3 1
 Right, also that STA could have been 1.5-2° steeper, especially given the shortish chainstays.
  • 2 0
 To stop the back wheel hitting the frame...
  • 1 0
 430 ST is still plenty short though. You could probably run a 170 dropper if you're on the bubble for large. My large frame has 460mm ST and I can run 170mm dropper perfectly unless its a reverb, Im under 6'.

Do we really need our seats to be as low as the rear tire? My last bike had 490 ST and I still didnt think it held me back at all, bike and rider should lean as one, and you really don't need all of your vertical range of motion to bunnyhop.
  • 8 4
 Queue Kazimer (or Levy, they're both basically just parrots) saying it needs 29er wheels, more water bottles, 1.875mm more chainstay, and 2.125mm more reach, right after he says it's the funnest ride he's seen in a while.
  • 1 1
 Line up the parrots and cue the Howler monkeys
  • 4 0
 Closest thing to an Evil bike on Pinkbike? Looks wise anyways I think so Lololol

Good looking bike tho forreals, wish them good luck and good fortune
  • 1 0
 @MrNC "Closest thing to an Evil bike on Pinkbike?" Absolutely in terms of looks and being link-driven single pivot. Looks cool and the color choices are nice however price-wise you could score a real Evil frame for even less.
  • 3 0
 My pea brain cannot figure out how this linkage works.
  • 1 0
 @robwhynot: It would help if we had a view down into the cradle. The cutaways in the underdowntube aren't there for looks. For some reason I'm reminded of a Flachspüler.
  • 5 0
 Obese Orange. that's my farbe
  • 5 3
 Here in the US, we have an obese orange for president. That being said, this frame looks amazing regardless of the color! Price is very reasonable too, considering it's manufactured in Germany.
  • 6 1
 Finally there are some good news coming from Thuringia!
  • 1 1
 I got that.

Would also be funny, if it wasn't concerning/sad.
  • 5 0
 Sunn Radical !
  • 1 0
 Was about to say the same thing.
  • 1 0
 Can someone tell me what a “supported” single pivot is? Thanks, I’m not really clear on all the different types of suspensions and their pros and cons, so any info would be appreciated.
  • 5 0
 In Germany instead of using the phrase "linkage driven single pivot" we use "abgestützter Eingelenker" which translates to supported single pivot.
  • 4 0
 @jonnytreude: Exactly. Pretty much a result of translating terms back and forth from english to german and back. Its just a regular, albeit very neatly executed, linkage actuated single pivot.
  • 1 0
 @benmoosmann: that was sublime
  • 1 0
 Thanks, all. I was wondering how that was different than my Evil Insurgent and now I know it isn’t.
  • 1 0
 this is cool, and it's always good to see tiny brands coming out with properly advanced bikes, but is it just me or do brands of this scale only ever make enduro models? Wheres the short travel fun machines?
  • 3 0
 Very cool, great to see small business and hand made craftsmanship kept in-house.
  • 5 2
 The rear triangle from a 2nd generation Commencal Supreme?
  • 2 0
 Looks like it would be a fun bike to ride. Those geo snobs might have some things to say though.
  • 2 0
 Cool to see a brand thats more local to me. 24OO isnt that expensive either Smile cool stuff guys
  • 4 3
 $2600 USD ... Nicolai territory. This their very first frame ever? hmmm
  • 4 0
 @shaheeb: I mean considering its "handmade in Germany", the prices aren't that extravagant. Labour here isn't cheap, especially labour for which you need to hire highly skilled craftsmen.
  • 2 1
 @benmoosmann: To hire skilled craftsmen isn‘t cheap in Taiwan either...

And he’s right, the price is in the range of Nicolai, while Crossworx doesn‘t have quite the same ring to it (not yet, at least).
  • 4 1
 Happy to see another 27.5 bike being released.
  • 8 10
 Pinkbike is PEACEFUL now, YAWNING to be sure. Though each article published is GRASFRESH and pokes the excitement of every VIVACIOUS reader. Getting closer and closer to the OBESE story of one BEAMING Mr. Levy and one BRACING Pinkbike community. All on edge, waiting to behold the future of mountain bikes, in the form of one thing oh so sweet and TASTY -THE GRIM DONUT!
  • 3 0
 30.9 seat tube,?
  • 2 0
 27.5 wheels,?
  • 1 1
 @kittenjuice: 430mm chain stays on all sizes?
  • 1 0
 The price for the frame w/o the shock is given, but right about it, there's a build with the shock and no price given.
  • 1 0
 One of the nicest looking bikes in a while. Reminds me of the old Giant Team DH. Low centre of grav. Clean looking
  • 1 0
 Nice to see a company that gets fun and tasteful colour ways correct. Great job.
  • 1 0
 guys! please! its year 2020, - 1 pivot design is so oldchool and with so many cons... future is Virtual!
  • 1 0
 Bike look killer, love it
  • 1 0
 Awesome looking frame design
  • 3 1
 Ancillotti got vegan
  • 2 4
 They lost me at 430mm chainstays ! Love the design, love that it's alu, like the suspension design but short chainstays are a no go for me espeically when looking at a size L.
  • 1 0
 What are the odds that Unno goes Specialized on them?
  • 1 0
 What bikes are NOT hand made?
  • 1 0
 Wheelbase on the large is CRAZY! Wink
  • 1 0
 Looks like an early Commencal Supreme
  • 1 0
 Looks like an old Commençal.
  • 1 0
 Had to double take, but isn't this a COMMENCAL!
  • 1 1
 So a frame w/o a shock costs more than a complete basic YT? Well played, well played...
  • 1 0
 I love the playfulness of 27.5" wheels. Keep them coming!
  • 1 0
 Obese orange made me snicker
  • 1 0
 Mulleting possible?
  • 1 1
 Banshee Legend has gone Enduro.
  • 1 0
 obese orange eh?
  • 1 1
 Pretty ok geo....and thank you Homer J. Simpson for the design work....
  • 1 0
 Looks Like Dash Yonkuro.
  • 1 1
 Yuck those welds look horrid !
  • 5 6
 Iz zerman mifriend zo iz aluminium Ztill dont get how it workz dat linkage
  • 5 6
 Kind of like the looks... Shame that the geo is so conservative ..
  • 1 4
 Whose suspension design did they copy?
  • 7 1
 I was thinking of Ancilotti. You?
  • 6 0
 This is a classic single pivot design, much like a Session might be a classic 4-bar design. I don't think Ancilotti was the first to use it, I can think of some old Giants and Commençals. Either way, it's the same basic design, but different implementations are not necessarily copies of one another. I think even more brands should do this because it's a stiff design and the low center of gravity doesn't hurt.
  • 1 3
 @DavidGuerra: it's a single pivot design with at least 2 links. But defo not a 4-bar linkage design
  • 4 0
 @vhdh666: Yes, of course it is, and the session is actually a single pivot too, even though it's 4-bar. You seem to have misread my comment.
  • 1 0
 @vhdh666: The looks remind me of the 2010 Sunn Charger but the pivot location and linkage are different.
  • 2 0
 @DavidGuerra: If I'm not wrong, Ancillotti created the pull shock design for motorcycles in the 80's
  • 3 0
 Reminds me of the old Sunn Kern
  • 1 0
 Ancilotti, 100% - but without the adjustability.
  • 2 0
 @Whipperman: yes, Looks like the Sunn Kern.
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