If you’re into aluminum, handmade, and ‘Merican, you’re gonna dig the latest release by Low Bicycles out of San Francisco. The MKII Cross bike is built by hand in SF and was prototyped and refined with the help of pro CX racers over the course of two years. The result is a sleek and, reportedly, speedy race bike.
LOW BICYCLES MKII CX
The low mkii cx was designed, prototyped, and race tested over a two-year period to compete for a spot as one of the top performing cyclocross bikes. The mkii features disk brakes for quicker stops, and fully internal shifter and brake cables for reliable performance and a clean streamlined look.
Composed of a blend of proprietary and hand-shaped butted aluminum tubing, the frame is ergonomically shaped for aggressive riding and for easy shouldering.
This Low’s first foray into the CX scene, the company seems to have done some serious homework over the past two years. Their final offering shows maximized performance by adjusting the shape, thickness, and butting of each of their tubes. Just looking at this frame, we think it’ll be a beast on gravel roads and the like. Of course, we can’t yet comment on the ride, but Low has been successful in spreading the love for high quality aluminum frames in the past. We’re looking forward to this one.
- FLEXshape tubing design
- Integrated seat stays//top tube
- Stiff ‘Back-Bone’ to resist torsion
- 7005 aluminum alloy frame, custom drawn and butted, double pass TIG welded
- Handmade in San Francisco, CA.
- Clear up to 40mm tires
- Fully internal cable routing
- Smooth welds
MSRP: $2,450 (Frameset) | More Info: Low Bikes
About Low Bicycles: Established in 2010 by Andrew Low, he and his team build all their frames by hand in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. As aluminum specialists, Low Bicycles is pioneering the rebirth of US aluminum bicycle frame fabrication.