The XLS is our full-carbon cyclocross bike offering a heady mix of performance, versatility and toughness. With its super-durable frame, the XLS meets the demands of CX racers and recreational riders alike. Hand-crafted from high-quality Toray T700 carbon fibre, the XLS is both strong and light, allowing you to fly up the ascents and out-sprint your competitors in the field.
An oversized carbon fork and headtube smooth out the roughest terrain, so you can enjoy improved tracking - at last, you can pick your line and stick to it! When it's time to dismount and 'shoulder' the bike over severe obstacles, the horizontal and comfortable profile top tube provides increased room within the front triangle.
Versatility is another area where the XLS shines. Fitted with knobblies, you have an off-road bike, but a quick swap to road slicks and suddenly you have a capable roadie, ideal for the club-run and commuting. Disc brakes deliver incredible stopping power in any weather conditions, so now the only question is, which colour are you going to get?
Ready To Push Your Limits?
In the hands of our team of sponsored CX racers, the XLS has seen more action and adverse weather conditions than any bicycle should have to endure. But the results speak for themselves... Time-and-again the XLS performs amazingly and boasts wins in countless events.
Cyclocross is hard on the bikes, which is why the XLS is so robust. This, coincidentally, makes it great for a range of other cycling duties, such touring, commuting and all-around winter adventure riding.
Precision Racing Carbon Fibre
The XLS is hand-crafted from high-quality Toray T700 carbon fibre, which is the ideal material because we've been able to shape and tease it to form a compliant frame that handles perfectly, whilst also providing amazing rigidity in all the right areas. The XLS' lightweight and efficient frame is perfect for putting down the power on muddy, bumpy climbs.
The XLS is built this way not because it's easy, but because it's the right material for the job!
Performance From Creativity
The XLS spec reads like a shopping list of ideal cyclocross bike features. Creak-free British standard threaded bottom bracket, oversized steerer, carbon fork, tapered headset, disc brake compatible, lightweight and incredibly durable. With internal cable routing and classy subtle graphics, the XLS is perfectly finished and ready to tackle the fields and trails.View Range
Performance And Comfort
We know no two cyclists are identical, that's why we offer a huge range of groupset and finishing kit options. Now you can choose the ideal set up to suit your budget and your heart. Tailor your bike to your exact requirements, with options from the best brands available, such as SRAM, Shimano, Campagnolo, Selcof, FSA, Cinelli, Selle Italia, Fizik, San Marco, Time, Look, Exustar, Continental and Vittoria. The list goes on...
No matter what your tastes, we go the extra mile to ensure you get your dream bike.View Range
|Head Angle (°)||A||71.2||72.3||72.5||72.7|
|Head Tube (mm)||B||120||133||147||162|
|Effective TT (mm)||C||516||535||555||568|
|Seat Angle (°)||D||74.4||73.9||73.5||73|
|Seat Tube C - T (mm)||E||510||540||570||590|
|BB Drop (mm)||G||60||60||60||60|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5′3″ to 5′7″ (160cm-170cm)||Small (51)|
|5′8″ to 5′11″ (173cm-180cm)||Medium (54)|
|5′10″ to 6′2″ (178cm- 188cm)||Large (57)|
|6′1″ to 6′6″ (185cm- 198cm)||X-Large (59)|
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 Material||Toray T700 Carbon|
|Fork Material||Toray T700 Carbon with alloy steerer|
|Approx. Frame Weight (g)||1223g (54cm)|
|Approx. Fork Weight (g)||769g (uncut steerer)|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||34,9|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||34,9|
|Disc mount||160mm direct post mount|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||31,6|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||2 sets|
|Headset type||FSA "No.42 ACB/MT"|
"Great all round bike used for road, cross and commuting. i have e... Carl Britton
"Clock up the road miles with ease and then hit the bridleways for... Richard Manning
LLANDEILO, Carmarthenshire , GB
"It's been my first drop bar bike since i was 16. i love it's ver... Richard Byers
Preston, Lancs, GB
"Light and sharp feeling frame. i chose the 57 size as i am 182cm ... Jarko Hyvnen
"This is the 2nd adventurex event i've done on this bike, and it h... Richard Byers
AdventureX Moors & Shores Event, Dalby Forest, GB
"Cross geometry, comfortable and no loss of speed - oh and erm wha... Brian Mullen
"Love the change the cross bike has brought. ridden road bikes for... Paul Clarke
"Go almost anywhere capacity Daniel Kremer
Near Manchester , GB
"I have had the banshee since september 15. i had a short ride the... Davey
"This is my faithful steed halfway along the leeds to liverpool ca... Richard Byers
Preston (Lancs), GB
"My first 1x drivetrain..awesome just jump on and ride the hell ou... NIGEL FRANKLIN
"Fast, agile, versatile and good looking. a friend said this woul... Alan Jackson
Worksop , GB
"I've owned my xls for nearly 3 weeks now and clocked up about 300... Chris Colouryum
"Black/grey large 57cm frame size w/ red accessories using sram x0... Johnny Lay
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US
"Blasting around the local trails, taking the kom's from the mount... Lee
Mansfield , GB
"Everything and i have only owned it a week! the frame is very sti... Peter Williams
"Its stiff, light and comfy... as cross machine as well as my road... Daniel Stockheim
"Who needs a mountain bike in nottinghamshire anyway? Lee Warren
"Xls with 27.5" stans crest wheels and 40mm schwalbe g-one tubeles... Simon