Nashbar CX1 Cyclocross Bike

Even as the official cyclocross season takes place in a handful of winter months, we take a much larger view and imagine each and every and on a daily basis the easiest time to take a ‘cross bike out into the great outdoors. And in terms of value, nothing’s finer than our recent and greatest rig for those in the hunt for to stretch each and every last dollar: the Nashbar CX1 cyclocross bike. At its core the CX1 sports a well-crafted, TIG-welded aluminum frame coupled with a ‘cross rider’s best friend up front — a carbon fiber fork. For the frame, aluminum strikes the easiest balance between steel and carbon steeds. Aluminum is lighter than steel and is impervious to the corrosive effects of nasty weather. And Even as not somewhat as svelte as carbon fiber, aluminum is much easier at the wallet and can resist a fantastic amount of punishment. The carbon fiber fork, replete with a stout aluminum steerer tube, also assists in keeping weight down but delivers somewhat the awesome ride quality no matter how challenging the terrain. Aesthetic-wise, too, the CX1 hits it out of the park as its black paint job with green accents flat out looks super-sharp. You’ll be able to thank your lucky stars that the entire cables are run along the top tube as they are far as imaginable from the slime and grime kicked up onto the bike in muddy terrain and they are all externally routed for the ultimate ease of maintenance. And whilst you clutch the down tube to shoulder your bike there is no cables to get in how to boot. Even as some ‘cross bikes take the super purist route and provide no water bottle cage braze-ons, we, however, imagine otherwise. ‘Cross bikes are the real all-arounders of the cycling world and we highly recommend adding a few cages and heading out for lengthy adventures in the woods. Component-wise, there is a slew of super-stout aluminum goodies that make this rig one of these remarkable value. Shimano Sora 9-speed components are built to last and they are spec’d where they count probably the most as the shifter/brake levers, fron