THE ULTIMATE STEEL TOURING MACHINE, THE CROIX DE FER HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL AND IS READY FOR WHATEVER, WHENEVER YOU ARE.
Build it as a utilitarian and bombproof tourer with the stock steel fork, or upgrade to the carbon fork and add finish it with the 1X drivetrain for something a bit more daring. For our top-of-the-line steel Croix de Fer, we’ve chosen Reynolds 853. Air hardened, the benefits of the process are particularly noticeable in the weld area where, unlike conventional steel alloys, strength can actually increase after cooling in air immediately after welding. 853 is also heat-treated to give high strength and damage resistance, and the steel properties allow thin walls to be used, so that lower weight but fatigue-resistant structures can be made. Thru axles front and rear (12mm), three bottle cage mounts for those long summer escapes and a blue that will make you go ‘ooooh’. What more could you wish for?
SERIES: CROIX DE FER
FRAME: REYNOLDS 853 SEAMLESS AIR-HARDENING HEAT TREATED STEEL
FORK: CR-MO UNICROWN DISC W/ 12MM TA
BOTTOM BRACKET: BSA 68MM (NOT INCL.)
FRONT DERAILLEUR: 28.6MM BAND-ON (NOT INCL.)
HEADSET: GENESIS STRAIGHT 1 1/8"
SEAT POST: 27.2MM (NOT INCL.)
WEIGHT: 3.6 INCL SEAT COLLAR/HEADSET
MAX TYRE SIZE: 700 X 38C