The Chili Con Crosso is our dedicated cyclocross racing frameset. It is based on a lightweight, racing platform that does its best to maximize performance, while minimizing pain. The frame is crafted from custom-drawn scandium alloy tubing and paired with an Alpha Q CX20 carbon fork. At less than four pounds, the framesets low weight is the first hint of its racing pedigree. Look a little closer however and youll see the real details that separate the Chili Con Crosso from the rest of the field. Specially shaped scandium alloy chainstays and seatstays are designed to flex vertically while remaining laterally rigid. That slight vertical compliance absorbs shock transmission, decreasing rider fatigue. The lateral rigidity of the stays stiffens the rear triangle and directly converts pedal strokes into efficient, forward progress. The shoulder-friendly toptube is ovalized and slightly flattened to make shouldering the bike more comfortableso you can concentrate on where youre placing your feet instead of how that toptube is digging into your collarbone
While you probably wont carry water bottles while youre racing, we provide braze-ons for two cages to make the Chili Con Crosso more versatile and training-friendly. Just because youre only racing an hour, doesnt mean youre always only riding an hour.If youre the type that dreams of cowbells ringing in Belgium, thinks 32mm tires are fat, and wishes every day was a muddy day, our Chili Con Crosso is the bike for you.Chili Con Crosso. The gun at the knife fight.