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The XLA is designed to design deliver 95% of the performance of our incredible full-carbon XLS cyclocross bikes, but at a fraction of the price. Pairing a carbon bladed fork with a double butted hydroformed 6061-T6 alloy frame has helped keep both the weight and price down. There's no other cyclocross bike that we've ridden that offers so much performance for so little money.

  • 6061-T6 alloy frame and carbon bladed fork
  • Massive mud clearance
  • SRAM Apex1 Avid BB5 mechanical brakes
  • Gipiemme Roccia 29" wheelset Full Description

Description

The new aluminium framed 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!

Groupset: SRAM Apex 1 is a 1x 11 speed groupset that brings a host of great new features to the party. A single front chainring with 'Narrow-wide' tooth profile ensures chain retention. Add in the extra chain tension that comes from the 'clutch mech' design and you have the best chain security you can ride. SRAMs wide-range cassette to give you the maximum gear options for powering up and down the trails, whilst powerful Avid BB5 mechanical brakes give effortless stopping power and great modulation so you can finesse your braking efforts to suit the surface conditions. Apex 1 brings all of SRAM's cutting edge off-road technology to the mid-level CX bike rider. There's an awful lot to love and a lot of new places to ride.

Wheelset: Gipiemme Roccia Disk. Gippeme are well known for their alloy and carbon fibre race wheels, now they've put their all into creating a practical, value for money 29"/ 700c disc brake wheelset. Built for road and off-road use the Gippemme Roccia is supremely versatile, it's equally at home on our cyclocross bikes as it would any of our Gravel Adventure bikes. Disc brake ready and built to last the Roccia is the perfect do it all 700c wheelset.

Buy the SRAM Apex1 mechanical disk equipped XLA aluminium framed cyclocross bike if you're looking for maximum mud crushing performance but don't want to break the bank

Full Spec

Custom options available
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Bar Tape Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar Tape / Black
Brake Front Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc Brake / Direct Mount / No Rotor
Brake Rear Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc Brake / Direct Mount / No Rotor
Brake Setup UK Brake Lever Setup Rear Brake Left
Handlebar Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar / 42cm / Matt Black / 31.8mm Clamp
Saddle San Marco Monza Start Saddle / Black / Carbon Steel
Seatpost Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Seatpost / 27.2mm / Matt Black / 350mm
Stem Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem / 90 mm / Polished Black / 6 degrees / 31.8 mm Clamp
Tyres Clement Strada USH Tyre 700c / Wire Bead / 32mm / Black / 60TPI
Wheels Gipiemme Roccia Equipe 700c/29 Inch Disc Wheelset / Black / Shimano/SRAM 10/11sp
Inner Tube Vavert 700c Inner Tube (UNBOXED WORKSHOP PACK ) / 25-32mm / Presta / 60mm  
Head Set Selcof Black Top Cap And Star Nut  
Head Set Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black  
Seat Clamp Selcof Forged Alloy Bolt Up Seatclamp / 31.8 mm  
Chain SRAM PC1110 11 Speed Chain / 116 Links  
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP XR Bottom Bracket (With Spacers) / 68/73mm  
Brake spare Avid Centreline Disc Brake Rotor / 160mm 6 Bolt  
Cassette SRAM PG1130 Cassette / 11-42T  
Rear Mech SRAM Apex 1 Rear Mech / 1 x 11 Speed / Long Cage  
Head Set Selcof Integrated Cup Angular Contact Cartridge Bearing V2 Headset For Tapered 1" 1/8th 1.5" Fork Steerer  
Crank Set SRAM Apex 1 GXP Chainset (No BB) / 172.5mm / 42 Tooth  
Brake Lever SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc Brake Lever / 1 Speed Left  
Brake Lever SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc Brake Lever / 11 Speed Right  

Key features

XLA Aluminium Cyclocross Frameset
Lightweight, double butted aluminium Cyclocross frame with a carbon bladed fork. The XLA offers serious money CX performance at sensible prices.
SRAM Apex1 Groupset
Drop bar or flat bar, dirt or pavement, Apex 1 is ready to answer the call of the road. With powerful disk brakes and 11 gears there's no more practical narrow tyre groupset.
Gipiemme Roccia Equipe Wheelset
Disc brake wheelset from Italian masters Gipiemme, built around their class leading rims. Quick to accelerate and straight tracking it's the perfect off-road wheel for skinny tyre adventures.

Geometry

Geometry

Size & Specs

Bike frame geometry
  S/490mmM/510mmL/530mmXL/550mm
AHead Angle (degrees)71.071.572.572.5
B Head Tube (mm)115135155175
C Top Tube C-C Effective(mm)535550570585
D Seat Tube Angle (degrees)74.374.373.573.0
E Seat Tube C-C (mm)490510530550
F Chainstays (mm)425425425425
G BB Drop (mm)65656565
I Stack frame(mm)529555573592
J Reach frame (mm)385393400404
K Front Centre (mm)598605613623
L Fork Length (mm)395395395395
N Offset (mm)47474747
O Wheelbase (mm)1014102110291039

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Custom build option available
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Build your bike in 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Select bike size and colour (by choosing a frame)
Frame View size guide Stock
Large Belgium Blue Large Belgium Blue £699.99 In Stock
Large Fire Red Large Fire Red £699.99 In Stock
Medium Belgium Blue Medium Belgium Blue £699.99 In Stock
Medium Fire Red Medium Fire Red £699.99 In Stock
Small Belgium Blue Small Belgium Blue £699.99 In Stock
Small Fire Red Small Fire Red £699.99 In Stock
X-Large Belgium Blue X-Large Belgium Blue £699.99 In Stock
X-Large Fire Red X-Large Fire Red £699.99 In Stock
Step 2: Choose your options

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Bar Tape Add the finishing touch to your bike by customising the colour of your bar tape - Make it unique!
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Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar TapeBlack  FREE i
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Planet X Cork Gel Bar TapeBlack £6.99 i
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Selle Italia Smootape Corsa Bar TapeBlack £7.98 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeFluro Green £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeRed £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeBrown £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeFluro Pink £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeBlack £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeFluro Yellow £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeFluro Orange £9.99 i
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Selcof Eolo Soft Bar TapeWhite £9.99 i
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Selcof ColourDrops BartapeMulticolour £9.98 i
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Planet X Non-Slip Textured Gel Bar TapeMicro Grip Texture | Black £12.00 i
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Selle Italia Smootape Gran Fondo Bar TapeBlack £14.99 i
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Selle Italia SG Bar TapeBlack £14.99 i
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Cinelli Caleido EVA Bar TapeBlack (Multi Colour) £24.99 i
Brake Front
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Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc BrakeDirect Mount | No Rotor  FREE i
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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake RoadDirect Mount | No Rotor £15.00 i
Brake Rear
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Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc BrakeDirect Mount | No Rotor  FREE i
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Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc Brake RoadDirect Mount | No Rotor £15.00 i
Brake Setup
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UK Brake Lever Setup Rear Brake Left  FREE i
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EURO - USA DISC & EXO3 Brake Lever Setup Rear Brake Right  FREE i
Frame
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Planet X XLA Alloy Cyclocross FramesetX-Large | Belgium Blue  FREE i
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Planet X XLA Alloy Cyclocross FramesetSmall | Fire Red  FREE i
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Planet X XLA Alloy Cyclocross FramesetLarge | Fire Red  FREE i
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Planet X XLA Alloy Cyclocross FramesetSmall | Belgium Blue  FREE i
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Planet X XLA Alloy Cyclocross FramesetLarge | Belgium Blue  FREE i
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Planet X XLA Alloy Cyclocross FramesetX-Large | Fire Red  FREE i
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Planet X XLA Alloy Cyclocross FramesetMedium | Fire Red  FREE i
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Planet X XLA Alloy Cyclocross FramesetMedium | Belgium Blue  FREE i
Handlebar Our standard build is usually perfect but you can choose a bar that suits your needs.
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar38cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar44cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar42cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp  FREE i
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Road Bar40cm | Matt Black | 31.8mm Clamp £10.00 i
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FSA K-Force Nano Carbon Compact Handlebar44cm | Gray | 31.8mm £74.99 i
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Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar42cm £69.99 i
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Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar40cm £69.99 i
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Selcof Delta Wing Carbon Road Handlebar38cm £69.99 i
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FSA K-Force Nano Carbon Compact Handlebar40cm | Gray | 31.8mm £99.99 i
Saddle Have a preference on saddle design or simply want a lighter saddle? Upgrade now!
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San Marco Monza Start SaddleBlack | Carbon Steel  FREE i
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Selle Italia Lady Flow SaddleBlack £19.99 i
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San Marco Aspide Dynamic Supercomfort SaddleBlack | Manganese | Narrow £29.99 i
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San Marco Regal EVO Woven SaddleBlack | Manganese £39.99 i
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San Marco Aspide Dynamic Supercomfort SaddleBlack | Manganese | Wide £29.99 i
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San Marco Shortfit Racing SaddleBlack | Xsilite £39.99 i
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San Marco Aspide Open Fit Racing SaddleXsilite Rails | Black £39.99 i
Seatpost
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Selcof Zeta 6061 Alloy Seatpost27.2mm | Matt Black | 350mm  FREE i
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Selcof Delta HM Carbon Seat PostGloss | 27.2mm £39.99 i
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Selcof Delta HM Carbon Seat PostMatt | 27.2mm £39.99 i
Stem Our standard build is normally great, but you can change the geometry of your ride and get the right fit - choose the stem length that's right for you.
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem120 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem90 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp  FREE i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem110 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem80 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem130 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp £10.00 i
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Planet X Superlight Team 3D Forged Stem100 mm | Polished Black | 6 degrees | 31.8 mm Clamp  FREE i
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FSA SL-K Stem110mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem130mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem120mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem110mm | Red/Black | 17 Degrees £49.98 i
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FSA SL-K Stem140mm | Gray/Black | 6 Degrees £49.98 i
Tyres
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Clement Strada USH Tyre 700cWire Bead | 32mm | Black | 60TPI  FREE i
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Vittoria Cross XG Pro II Folding Tyre700c | Black | 33-622 £30.00 i
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Vittoria Cross XL Pro Tyre700c | Black | Folding | 33mm £30.00 i
Wheels
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Gipiemme Roccia Equipe 700c/29 Inch Disc WheelsetBlack | Shimano/SRAM 10/11sp  FREE i
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Fulcrum Racing 600 Disc Centrelock Clincher WheelsetFront QR | Rear QR x 135mm | Shimano 11 Speed £200.00 i

Optional Accessories

Bottle Cage We're famous for our bottle cages, don't miss out and treat your yourself to a bottle cage for your new bike.
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Planet X Nightwolf Plastic Bottle CageBlack £2.99 i
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Planet X Alloy Bottle CageBlack £3.99 i
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Planet X Bi Plastic Bottle CageBlack £4.99 i
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Planet X Fang Plastic Bottle CageBlack £4.99 i
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Planet X Mantis Alloy Bottle CageBlack £7.99 i
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Planet X Stainless Steel Bottle CageBrushed £9.99 i
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Selcof Carbon BottlecageBlack £14.99 i
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Planet X Pro Carbon Bottle CageBlack | Matt £14.99 i
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Selcof Carbon BottlecageBlack and Silver £14.99 i
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Planet X Pro Carbon Bottle CageBlack | Gloss £14.99 i
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Planet X Pro Carbon EVO Bottle CageMatt Black £14.99 i
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Planet X Pro Carbon EVO Bottle CageGloss Black £14.99 i
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Planet X Titanium Bottle CageBrushed £24.99 i
Pedals
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VP-535 Platform PedalsBlack £9.99 i
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Jobsworth Road Pedals Black Keo System With Cleat £19.99 i
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Jobsworth SPD Compatible Pedals Black With Cleat £19.99 i
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Jobsworth Dual Sided MTB Pedal Black With Cleat £19.99 i
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Jobsworth Single Side Clipless SPD-Style Pedals With Cleats £19.99 i
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Planet X Sync Keo Compatible Road PedalsBlack £24.99 i
Torque Wrench Set your bike up right and maintain it to manufacturers specifications with our torque wrench.
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Jobsworth Pro Torque Wrench Set £49.99 i

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