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 gong to get?
|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"|