The trek Crockett has made a name for itself in world's biggest cyclocross races, including the World Cup. But it's also right at home on your local circuit or gravel roads. Wherever it's ridden, Crockett Disc frame set likes to go fast and have a good time. Its advanced alloy frame looks and handles like carbon for a solid start on the cyclocross bike of your dreams.
You're looking to build up a cyclocross bike, all-weather training bike or gravel grinder, and want a light, versatile and wallet-friendly jump start that gives you a ridiculous amount of bang for your buck.
A lightweight and strong 300 Series Alpha Aluminium frame with shaped tubes, Invisible Weld Technology and a Trek Cross full carbon fork, front and rear 12 mm thru-axles, a headset, plus all brake and cable stops. Designed for flat-mount disc brakes.
Trim the Crockett Disc frame set with your pick of part for the ultimate custom 'cross bike. The advanced alloy frame offers carbon looks and performance whether you build it up as a racing bike, a rugged gravel grinder, or all-weather commuter.
- Carbon looks and handling, alloy price point: Invisible Weld Technology and shaped tubes for sleek looks, light weight and incredible handling
- The full carbon Trek Cross fork soaks up the chatter from rough roads, gravel and cyclocross courses
- Internal cable routing with Control Freak Cable Management keeps things smooth, quiet and clean
Gravel bikes have exploded in popularity over the last few years. There are now dozens of gravel bike events around the UK and a growing number of long distance cycling routes designed with gravel bikes in mind. In this gravel bike buying guide we’ll take you through the main things to consider when picking a gravel bike.
The main appeal of gravel bikes is versatility,. You can use them on normal roads but they’ll also work great on forest roads, old railway lines and farm tracks. So you can go for a ride off-road, avoiding cars and traffic, but link it with sections of tarmac as well. Of course you can do this on a mountain bike but a gravel bike will generally be faster and lighter. This also means you can cover some big distances when touring. A lot of gravel bike riders are road cyclists who want to get away from traffic.
As gravel bikes often get used for touring and bikepacking most will come with mounting points for bags. This luggage capacity combined with speed, and ability to handle mixed surfaces, means that gravel bikes are also extremely popular for commuting on.
Gravel bikes are very popular for commuting. We sell lots of them on the cycle to work scheme. One of our biggest stores for gravel bike sales is our Greenwich shop in London. They're mainly selling them for commuting around central London on. We’re going to run you through the pros and cons of commuting on a gravel bike and answer the question ‘are gravel bikes good for commuting?’
Gravel bikes are fast, nearly as quick as a standard road bike. They are certainly quicker on the road than most mountain bikes and many hybrids. That means you can get to work, and home, in the shortest time possible. But what makes gravel bikes so good for commuting is that they are extremely versatile. They can be ridden on tarmac, cycle paths, old railway lines, canal towpaths, and even off-road trails. So, it’s easy to mix it up on your commute and avoid traffic.
Another big advantage of commuting on a gravel bike is that they're generally more comfortable than road bikes. This is because they have wider tyres and longer wheelbases, which results in a smoother and more stable ride. So you don’t get bounced around as much on rough roads. Most gravel bikes have a fairly upright riding position which makes it easier to see what’s going on in traffic. The combination of stable handling and the comfortable riding position is a massive confidence boost for the rider, especially on wet roads.
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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.
It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:
Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.
Frame - 300 Series Alpha Aluminium, Invisible Weld Technology, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, flat-mount disc, 142x12 mm thru axle
Fork - Trek Cross carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 395 mm axle-to-crown, 12x100 mm thru axle
Frame fit - CX Race
Skewer front - Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
Skewer rear - Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Max tyre size - 700x38c
Max. chainring size - 1x: 54T, 2x: 55/36
Head set - FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Rotor size - Max brake rotor sizes: 160 mm front and rear
Weight - 56cm - 2.11 kg / 4.65 lbsWeight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).
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