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Unbeatable Aluminium Cyclocross Bike

The best value for money aluminium cyclocross bike you can buy? Possibly. The XLA is designed to deliver a huge chunk 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
  • Weight: Circa 10.5kg (size medium)
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Fire Red / Large
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The 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 Built for road and off-road use the Gipemme Roccia is supremely versatile, perfect for our commuting , Gravel and cyclocross builds. Disc brake ready and built to last the Roccia is a great do it all 700c / 29er wheelset.

Please Note the image is an example only please see the below specification for full details of the bike

Bike Specification

Please Note: These bikes are set up as UK Brake (Left Lever rear Brake)


  • SRAM GXP XR Bottom Bracket (With Spacers) / 68/73mm
  • Planet X Soft Touch Handlebar Tape / Black
  • SRAM PG1130 Cassette / 11-42T
  • SRAM Apex 1 GXP Chainset (No BB) / 172.5mm / 42 Tooth
  • San Marco Monza Start Saddle / Black / Carbon Steel
  • Gipiemme Roccia Equipe 700c/29 Inch Disc Wheelset
  • SRAM Apex 1 Mechanical Disc Brake Levers
  • SRAM PC1110 11 Speed Chain / 116 Links
  • Selcof SPORT Integrated Cup Angular Contact Cartridge Bearing V2 Headset
  • Jobsworth Black Top Cap And Star Nut
  • On-One Spacer Set 20+15+10+5 / 1 1/8 inch / Black
  • SRAM Apex 1 Rear Mech / 1 x 11 Speed / Long Cage
  • Selcof Forged Alloy Bolt Up Seatclamp / 31.8 mm x 14mm High
  • Planet X Headset Spacer Set / 1 1/8" / 15mm + 10mm + 5mm / Black
  • Planet X 6061 Alloy Seatpost / 27.2mm / Polished Black / 350mm
  • Selcof Zeta V2 6061 Alloy Stem / 100mm / 31.8mm / 7 Degree
  • Avid BB5 Road Mechanical Disc Brake / Direct Mount / No Rotor
  • Avid Centreline Disc Brake Rotor / 160mm 6 Bolt
  • Vittoria Adventure Tech G+ 700c Wired Tyre / 32mm (32-622) / Black / Reflective
  • Gravel Handlebar 40cm S , 42cm M-L, 44cm XL
  • Stem / 31.8mm Clamp / 100mm

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Product Code:EBPXCXXLA1

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Size & Specs

Bike frame geometry
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