LOW Bicycles Releases Aluminum Cyclocross Bike
Uggghhh, this thing is HAWT. Looks like an angry hornet (orange hornet, work with me). LOW makes a damn bold statement tho, “we are confident we have produced one of the finest aluminum cyclocross frames on the market – hand built or mass produced.”, considering the CAADX has the mass produced on lock and brands like Stoemper (just to name one, don’t get your feels hurted) are holding court on the handmade side. Regardless, there’s always room for more badass CX bikes.
LOW MKII CX Cross Bike
The LOW MKII CX ($2450USD – frameset) jumps into the world of cyclocross with their first frame. It’s been tested and refined over the past year or so, so it’s not a blind attempt. What’s really getting me, other than how wicked hawt it looks, are the welds. So smooth. So creamy.
Words on the LOW MKII CX by LOW
“The low mkii cx, our first production cyclocross frame, has been painstakingly thought out, designed and race tested over a two year period. For this project we took the tube design one step further to maximize this frame’s performance; hand- tweaking the shape, tuning the thickness and butting of each tube to get just the right amount of flex and stiffness in just the right places. At the end of this process, we are confident we have produced one of the finest aluminum cyclocross frames on the market – hand built or mass produced.
Developed directly from our mkI CX prototype, the mkII CX features several functional improvements and now comes standard with Disk brakes for that extra needed stopping power, and fully internal shifter and brake cables for reliable performance and a clean, streamlined look. Tire clearance was also improved, making the mkii cx increadibly versatile, allowing the frame to double up as a very capable gravel grinder.
The mkI Cross features a blend of proprietary, beautifully hand-shaped, butted aluminum tubing. Quality workmanship and smooth welds ensure precise handling and superior strength.
now available. Stock is limited. In-stock orders ship in 2-3 weeks. Pre-orders, out-of-stock orders and custom orders will ship late October.
*frameset price now includes fork, headset, and seat post collar. Additional charges apply for other upgrades.