Croix de Fer DecadeSRP£1499.99

Croix de Fer Decade

A very special edition build of the Croix’ to commemorate our 10th year anniversary. Limited to one, small drop and featuring SRAM’s beautifully simplified Rival1 one-by drivetrain, never has the ‘less is more’ mantra felt more apt.

New SRAM Rival1 based drivetrain sees their much-acclaimed, tried-and-tested 1X drivetrain paired with dedicated hydraulic disc brakes and applied to dropbar format. And why the hell not? Sure, for certain, more road-based applications, the jumps between gears may be a little big to fine tune cadence to terrain, but for the type of riding the CdF is aimed at?...We think the simplified, lightweight wide-range 1x11 gearing represents the perfect match!

We know it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s good reason why 1x drivetrains are fast becoming the staple enthusiast drivetrain of choice in the mtb world; lighter, cheaper, increased clearances, lower maintenance, but most of all, simpler; not worrying about front shifts, bad gear combos or which chainring is going to be best for the next section of trail - leaving you free to simply enjoy the ride.

Features

Reynolds 725

Classic seamless Chromoly (as above) but heat-treated to boost tensile strength. Think of it as Chromoly on steroids. It’s heated to around 1600F whereby a structural change in the steels’ crystal lattice occurs (a stronger, more uniform orientation). As it’s stronger we can away with using less of it so thinner butts are the order of the day here, helping to achieve a lighter overall frame weight, without compromising strength.

Tubeless-ready hoops

Class-leading weight for the width (410g @24/19mm)and much lighter than the more mtb-focused rims used on CdF’s of old, the Alex Draw 1.9S rims feature a 19mm internal width to offer great support and profile to the 35c Clement rubber, are tubeless ready and utilise offset spoke drilling for equal spoke tensions with disc hub flanges for balanced spoke tensions and a stronger wheel.

SRAM Rival1

Dedicated 1x11 drivetrains are no longer the preserve of the mtb world. Building on the simplicity and durability of their CX1 components, Rival1 sees their wider-ranged 10-42T XD driver cassette, clutch rear derailleur and narrow-wide front chainring applied to dropbar format. And why the hell not? Sure, for certain applications the jumps between gears may be a little big to fine tune cadence, but for the type of riding the CdF is aimed at? The perfect simplified, wide-range 1x11 gearing!

RandoX handlebar

Our new handlebar is the bastard love child between a modern compact drop bar and a traditional randonneur handlebar of old. The acclaimed flared drops (8deg) and backswept tops (6deg) of a traditional rando bar but without the old-school backbreaking drop and reach to give a wider, more natural drop bar position for and increased comfort and control (especially off-road).

Specifications

Frame and Fork

Frame
Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated Chromoly
Fork
Cr-Mo Unicrown Disc
Headset
FSA Orbit DL/No.1
Colour
Pearl White
Weight
11.28kg (Med w/o pedals)
Sizes
XS/S/M/L/XL

Transmission

Shifters
SRAM Rival 22 Hyd. Disc (R/H only)
Rear Derailleur
SRAM Rival1 Long Cage
Front Derailleur
N/A
Chainset
Samox 42T N/W
Bottom Bracket
Samox BB8601, 68mm
Chain
KMC X11
Freewheel
SRAM XG-1150, 10-42T (XD Fit)

Wheels and Braking

Hubs
KT 6-Bolt Disc Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Rims
Alex Rims Draw 1.9S TCS, 32H
Spokes
14G Stainless Silver DB w/ Brass Nipples
Tyres
Clement X'Plor USH, 700x35c
Brakes
SRAM Rival Hyd. Disc Brake w/ 160mm Centreline Rotors
Brake Levers
w/ Shifters

Contact Zones

Handlebars
Genesis RandoX Flared (D125/R70mm)
Stem
Genesis Road (+/-7
Grips
Genesis Cork Gel
Saddle
Genesis Road Comfort
Seatpost
Genesis,
Seat Clamp
Pedals
VP-363S w/ Toeclip

Specifications

Specs

Frame
Reynolds 725 Heat-Treated Chromoly
Fork
Cr-Mo Unicrown Disc
Weight
11.28kg (Med w/o pedals)
Seat Clamp
SRAM Rival 22 Hyd. Disc (R/H only)

Useful Info

Headset
FSA Orbit DL/No.1
Seatpost Size
Samox 42T N/W
Front Derailleur
N/A
Bottom Bracket
Samox BB8601, 68mm

Geometry

Croix de Fer Decade Geometry
FRAME SIZESXSSMLXL
1 - Horizontal Toptube Length (mm)524544561582605
2 - Seat Angle (°)7473.573.57372.5
3 - Headtube Length (mm)115135155175195
4 - Head Angle (°)717171.571.572
5 - Seat Tube Length (C-T, mm)470500530550580
6 - BB Drop (mm)7373737373
7 - Chainstay Length (mm)430430430430430
8 - Fork Offset (mm)5050505050
9 - Trail (mm)6969666663
10 - Wheelbase Length (mm)10071023103510521063
11 - Standover (mm)761784808826850
12 - Stack (mm)553572593612633
13 - Reach (mm)365375385395405
Stem (mm)100100100110110
Handlebar (mm)400420420440440
Crankarm (mm)170170172.5175175
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