Bike Check: Pink Panther CX Bike

So to start with…this bike isn’t mine! So I have to say a HUGE thank you to Matt for lending me this for the cross season! It really is a beauty!

To be totally honest, I’m not really the person to write a review on a cross bike! My skills are sub par to say the least, but I am having fun riding it. As much as it pains me to say that, and as much as my coach probably loves it.

As you can probably see, it is canti, which in the current world of cross is old skool technology. Despite them not really working at all, that is probably a good thing for me, otherwise I’d just creep round every corner even more than I already do. Basically, if you want a laugh, come watch me at a cross race. Apparently its hilarious!

Fingers crossed this will be the weekend I ride it into the top 10 of a race. It is coming! Trust me! I will do this bike justice!

Key Facts:

Distance: 320km (at the time of writing)

Races: 4.5

Weight: Not been officially weighed, but really light for a X bike ~8.5kg



Frame & Fork: Trek Crocket

Gruppo: Shimano 105 / Ultegra 10spd mix with XT pedals

Wheels: Fulcrum CX Racing 5s w/ Challenge Limus (TAN WALLS)

Finishing Kit: Pro Carbon bling tings & Fizik Arione




I look after it Matt…I promise…