The growth the new adventure-riding genre has given rise to a whole new breed of road bikes. The Trek CrossRip is one of this new class that at first glance just looks like a solid road bike. However, on closer inspection you will see that it is so much more. The CrossRip range is built on a geometry that is designed to be capable and comfortable to allow long rides with ease. The frame, fork and wheels are also carefully designed to accommodate a wide range of tyre sizes, enabling an equally wide range of use. The CrossRip will feel planted on the road and provide confidence on your daily commute while also offering all the necessary function for you next gravel grinding epic or long distance point to point endurance ride.
The entire CrossRip range utilises some of Trek’s simple yet smart technology that works to deliver a great riding experience. Cable routing, although often ignored, impacts greatly on how well your shifting performs and this is something the Trek engineers have thought about very carefully when designing the CrossRip. The CrossRip’s cable routing ensures reliable shifting even under the worst conditions, which is when you’ll appreciate it most. The CrossRip frame uses Trek’s Alpha 200 high performance aluminium in order to balance weight and strength where it is needed. Another great addition to this bike is the Bontrager Blendr hardware and mounting system. You will be impressed with how simple it is to attach your computers, lights and other accessories. As you would expect given the range of tyre choices the bike accommodates, a full set of rack and fender mounts means you can really deck the bike out exactly how you want it without a single weird modification needed.
There are three unisex models in the CrossRip range. As an entry point into the adventure bike market, we would have to say you can’t go too wrong with the CrossRip 1. The component mix is solid, albeit a little on the weighty side, but we would always recommend sacrificing a few extra grams for greater functionality when on a budget. Shimano Sora works reliably and will surprise even the most fussy cycling enthusiast. As you would expect, the CrossRip 2 and 3 have an increasing spec levels with an appropriate increase in price. The CossRip 2 is built on a Shimano Sora group and the 3 on the rock solid Shimano 105. Every CrossRip model comes with disc brakes. The CrossRip 3 provides the hydraulic version.
Frame buildAlloy Mid