When designing the XLA we wanted to deliver the easy handling and rideability of our award-winning XLS carbon Cyclocross bike but at a fraction of the price. The XLA provides poised performance with nimble handling, impressive traction for powering up the inclines and will give you the confidence you need to push, further, harder and faster to take on the competition. Sure, a full carbon frameset weighs a little less but if you're looking for the sweet spot in price performance this is it.
Designed around a carbon bladed fork with generous mud clearance, built to take powerful hydraulic disk brakes and able to work with 1X or multi-chainring drivetrains the XLA is the perfect Cyclocross bike for any rider looking to get the very best value for money. You'll probably like it so much that you'll start riding it into work every day- we did!
|A||Head Angle (degrees)||71.0||71.5||72.5||72.5|
|B||Head Tube (mm)||115||135||155||175|
|C||Top Tube C-C Effective(mm)||535||550||570||585|
|D||Seat Tube Angle (degrees)||74.3||74.3||73.5||73.0|
|E||Seat Tube C-C (mm)||492||512||532||552|
|G||BB Drop (mm)||65||65||65||65|
|J||Reach frame (mm)||385||393||400||404|
|K||Front Centre (mm)||598||605||613||623|
|L||Fork Length (mm)||395||395||395||395|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5′6″ to 5′9″ (165cm-175cm)||Small (49)|
|5′9″ to 5′11″ (175cm-180cm)||Medium (51)|
|5′11″ to 6′2″ (180cm- 188cm)||Large (53)|
|6′1″ to 6′6″ (185cm- 198cm)||X-Large (55)|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can vary greatly with riders' torso length. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for a slightly shorter stem. If you think you are borderline between sizes, and you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for the smaller frame size. If you have shorter legs and a longer torso, go for the larger frame size to get the extra top tube length.
As the frame sizes increase, so does the length of the head tube. If you are inflexible or perhaps have a history of back problems, consider going for a larger frame size. This will increase the relative height of the handlebars making the position less “extreme”. The larger frame will also have a longer top tube, so you’ll need to compensate for this with a shorter stem.
|Frame Weight, Approx, (med) (g)||1680|
|Fork Weight, Approx, (med) (g)||755|
|Wheel Axles (mm)||QR|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||27.2|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||31.8|
|Front Mech Type||Band on|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||31.8mm|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||2|
|Bottom Bracket||BSA 68|
|Headset Type||Tapered INT|
|Fork Lenght (mm)||395|