Cross bikes, the all-terrain road bikes
ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THE CYCLO CROSS BIKE
This kind of bike has many names: cyclocrosser, cyclocross bike and cross bike. However, regardless of what they are called, they can all be ridden off-road as fast as a road bike. In the general trend towards fitness, enthusiasm for cross bikes continues to grow. Spread across Europe’s race circuits, thousands of riders rejoice in dirt and mud. ROSE has been building high-end cyclocross bikes for years. ROSE bikes have been tested against the toughest of standards in countless races and these findings help to develop new bikes.
But cross bikes are also in their element away from the forest. They also cut a fine figure on the road, as well as on cycle paths and gravel paths. They are thus suitable for a wide range of riding and ideal as training equipment for fitness enthusiasts and amateur cyclists. Our challenge was to combine the best of two very different worlds. The components used to build ROSE cyclo cross bikes as robust as those components used for mountain bikes. In order to successfully master the varied cyclo cross terrain, the equipment should be carefully adapted to each bike. Specially developed ROSE frames with a very sporty geometry, robust wheels with thin cross tyres, tyres with a knobby yet fast tread and other selected components turn each model into a versatile and all-round harmonious cyclo crosse bike
One of the mountain bike’s key influences is the increasing use of disc brakes on cross bikes. This is a development that we have of course picked up on at ROSE and have transferred to our bikes. Strong braking performance and greater durability in wet conditions have made them superior to conventional rim brakes on terrain. Moreover, they are only slightly heavier. Whether for nature lovers, endurance athletes or curious newcomers, cyclocross bikes are a wonderful way to live passions that are as varied as the sport itself.
Dirt and mud – this is where the CROSS PRO RS-2000 feels at home. Its skinny tyres precisely cut through the mud, a high-quality handmade aluminium frame withstands highest demands. The components are carefully selected and durable, a proven Shimano 105 series groupset reliably carries out its duties – on a technically high standard, at a great price. Another highlight surely is the high-quality full carbon fork. It features a tapered steerer tube that provides even more stiffness and precision. Riding like the pros – no problem with the CROSS PRO RS-2000! For best rolling characteristics, the bike also comes with excellent DT Swiss R 24 Spline wheels. This system wheel set impresses with sophisticated technology, good stiffness values and durability.
The CROSS PRO RS is our evergreen, our success story – made of a high-quality aluminium alloy that is lightweight and robust. This bike, too, comes with an extremely stiff and durable full carbon fork. Of course, the CROSS PRO RS-3000 does things in a big way, which is why it is also equipped with the precise and high-quality Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset. Here, you can choose between cross and compact gearing (46/36 or 50/34), just as you wish. The wheels used come from DT Swiss, the name of the model is R 23 Spline – it’s a high-quality wheel set that definitely upgrades your bike! Go and take a mudbath with the CROSS PRO RS-3000!
This bike represents our love of detail and of high quality – ranging from its components through to its classic geometry. It’s a cross bike that feels at home on your race track and training round – it just has to be dirty. The CROSS PRO RS-4400 features a beautiful SRAM Force CX1 group including 1x11 – a carefully selected and tightly priced component. It gives your bike that certain something; it is lightweight and impresses with outstanding technology. Another must-have for pro riders is the CROSS PRO RS full carbon fork. It features a tapered steerer and is extremely durable, stiff and yet very lightweight. The CROSS PRO RS-4400 also comes with high-quality DT Swiss R 23 Spline system wheels: they roll excellently and smoothly, while being extremely durable at the same time. The CROSS PRO RS-4400 is ready when you are!
When the leaves are falling and the ground is muddy and slippery, the time of cyclo-cross bikes begins. These bikes are true off-road racers, they are all-round artists in the mud. A bike that withstands those bad conditions has to be reliable and robust – just like our PRO DX CROSS-2000. That’s why our entry-level model also comes with high-quality, robust parts that promise lasting riding pleasure. The convincing and proven Shimano 105 group is accompanied by AVID mechanical disc brakes. They feature 160 mm rotors which are extremely stable and offer excellent deceleration as well as increased safety. To control the arising forces, the bike’s high-quality, stiff Mavic CROSSRIDE FTS-X 29 disc wheels are equipped with a thru axle at the front. Let the wild ride begin!
Enjoy the autumn with a cyclo-cross bike by ROSE! Our PRO DX CROSS-2200 confidently speeds through leaves and mud – at an attractive price! The triple butted 7005 T6 ultra-light aluminium frame comes with everything that is good and reliable: high-quality Mavic CROSSRIDE FTS-X 29 disc wheels, reliable Ritchey hardware and the icing on the cake is a full-carbon fork. Another highlight surely is the Apex 1 group of the American manufacturer SRAM, as it gives the PRO DX CROSS-2200 a great 11-speed drivetrain. The Apex 1 is a very good and attractively priced alternative to Shimano's 105 groupset and stands out for extremely robust disc brakes. The bike comes with 160 mm discs in front and rear and for increased stiffness, the front wheel also features a 15 mm thru axle!
This woodsman enjoys wet and muddy ground. Equipped with best components, it reliably works its way through the forest. There's no question about it: When the going gets tough, you will need a hydraulic disc brake. The PRO DX CROSS-3000 uses a Shimano brake with 130 mm rotors on front and rear that reliably bring the bike to a halt. The disc brake compatible Mavic Crossride FTS-X29 system wheels feature top technology and a 15 mm thru axle in front. The cockpiit is strong and elegant: The Ritchey Evo Curve handlebar and the Ritchey 4 Axis WTD stem offer perfect control. It's up to you: Do you want to brave the weather and improve your riding technique and endurance? Then hop on your bike!
The frame of the PRO DX CROSS-3000-MB has already been tried and tested a thousand times and represents the basis of a long-lasting cross country friendship. Its geometry is balanced and versatile, high-quality aluminium ensures long durability and a low weight. At the front, there’s a stiff high-end carbon fork with a stable 15 mm thru axle. The bike rolls on excellent Mavic CROSSRIDE FTS-X 29 disc system wheels that offer high-end technology and best rolling characteristics. As the name already suggests, the wheel set is designed for use with disc brakes which can also be found at the PRO DX CROSS-3000 MB. These are mechanical disc brakes by Shimano that come with 160 mm discs and impress with excellent braking performance in wet and muddy conditions.
Autumn – the time of cyclo-cross bikes. When your bike is completely covered in mud, when the ground is slippery and the leaves are brown, you need a bike that doesn’t care about moisture and dirt. A bike you can rely upon, equipped with disc brakes for tricky situations. That’s why the TEAM DX CROSS-2000 comes with Shimano brakes with 160/140 mm discs and FlatMount standard. Good components promise good durability which is indispensable for cross country riding – and so the label RITCHEY WCS is written on the cockpit of the TEAM DX CROSS-2000. Our flexing carbon seat post offers comfort and even turns long rides into a child’s play. Thru axles on the wheels (15 mm at the front and 10 mm at the rear) provide the last bit of stiffness.
Uncomplicated, robust, zippy – with the TEAM DX CROSS-2000 MB you can easily enter the cyclocross business, because behind the abbreviation hides a bike that has got everything you need when riding across the country. First of all, the bike is based on an excellent frame made of 6066 T6 ultral-ight aluminium. It is triple butted and tips the scales at approx. 1390 g. The frame is combined with a real pro fork – in full carbon. with mounts for disc brakes and a tapered and stiff headset. Shimano's 105 shifting group forms the bike's drivetrain. The mechanical disc brake Rever MCX-1 stops the bike if need be. 160 mm rotors offer an aggressive, reliable braking system that primarily proves advantageous in difficult weather.
The TEAM DX CROSS-3000 is a true cyclocross bike entering the forest. Just like our successful road bike line, this high-end bike also boasts an integrated saddle clamp and a convincing frame design including cleverly integrated attachment points for mudguards, carrier and bicycle stand. Equipped with aggressive and stable disc brakes, the bike stops exactly where it should. The hydraulic disc brakes by Shimano feature the FlatMount standard – pioneering and uncomplicated. To respond effectively to arising braking forces and other forces, we have equipped the TEAM DX CROSS-3000 with a 15 mm thru axle at the front and a 10 mm axle at the rear. The bike’s hardware also offers something sensational: A flexing carbon seat post offers comfort and a high-quality Ritchey WCS cockpit completes the equipment package.
With the TEAM DX CROSS-3100 Di2, we have electrified our autumn hero! Durability and highest shifting comfort do not have to be mutually exclusive. We have tested it ourselves and rode thousands of kilometres across the country with Shimano’s Di2 groupset. It reliably and precisely carried out its duties. Verdict: Perfectly suitable for off-road use! The TEAM DX CROSS-3100 Di2 is available with cross or compact gearing (46736 or 50/34). The outstanding drivetrain includes equally matched stoppers and the bike’s disc brakes are also made by Shimano. They come with 160/140 mm rotors and FlatMount standard. When choosing the other parts, we also attached high importance to quality: The cockpit belongs to Ritchey’s exclusive WCS series, the flexing seat post is developed by ROSE, made of carbon and promises excellent comfort on long distances.
Sportiness and agility – these are the key elements of the TEAM DX CROSS-4400. It is a road bike for the dirty work, for undergrowth and for your very personal challenges. Excellently equipped – for convincing performance. Its SRAM Force 22 groupset reliably brings you to a halt thanks to the hydraulic HydroR disc brake – whether you ride on wet, muddy or dirty ground. With a 160 mm disc on front and rear, it is truly aggressive and thanks to the Flat Mount standard, the brake is perfectly prepared for the future. The TEAM DX CROSS-4400 also comes with thru axles on front and rear (front wheel: 15 mm/rear wheel: 10 mm), an impressing Ritchey WCS cockpit, as well as with our comfortable ROSE RC-170 Flex carbon seat post. The autumn is just around the corner and our TEAM DX CROSS is ready and waiting – universal, indestructible, comfortable.
The TEAM DX CROSS-4400 is your road bike for rough terrain and undergrowth. And as we listen to your wishes, this bike is now also available in a 1x11 version. The 42-tooth SRAM Force1 crankset knows what it’s all about. The sophisticated X-SYNC chainring technology by SRAM comes with wide and narrow tooth profiles that will always keep the chain in place. The cog set can be selected individually – according to your style of riding. A crank arm with carbon fibres and a spider made of forged aluminium ensure a low weight and high robustness. By the way: Apart from the 11-speed drivetrain, the TEAM DX CROSS-4400 1x11 comes with the same components as the TEAM DX CROSS-4400 – ranging from the stable, hydraulic SRAM Force disc brakes with 16 mm rotors via the great Ritchey WCS cockpit through to high-quality DT Swiss R24 Spline Disc wheels.
The core of every ROSE cyclocross bike is a sporty high-performance frame – this also holds true for the TEAM DX MULTICROSS-3000. In addition, the bike features highly functional, durable parts that are on a technically high standard. The bike’s wheels offer quality made in Switzerland. The DT Swiss R 24 Spline Disc system wheels feature numerous technical highlights such as bladed spokes, high-tech aluminium nipples and stable straight pull hubs. A 15 mm thru axle on the front wheel offers additional stiffness. The bike is stopped with hydraulic rim brakes: The Shimano LX Trekking brake comes with a 160 mm large disc on front and rear and impresses with low operating forces and high stability. A straight FSA XC-181 V-Drive Flat handlebar and ergonomic GP1 grips top off the package.