Louis Garneau Steeple X Frames

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $999.00

Product Description

Getting more popular then ever in North America, cyclocross found its way to the drawing table of our designers.
We offer it with a frame/fork set, head set included, designed in accordance with good engineering practice.
7005 triple butted aluminium front triangle, carbon back and chain stays, carbon fork.
A pure cyclocross that could easily be your only bike for summer road training and for fall racing.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tigweld a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2010

Strengths:    Build quality is excellent. This is a low-price frameset, so it will build to about 19-20 lbs with vanilla equipment. You could go lighter with a fancy set of wheels. But the aluminum main triangle keeps the weight at about 19 lbs.

For the price, it's an excellent product.

Weaknesses:    I'm not a fan of the headset. I'd prefer an old-style press-in.

Louis Garneau has no spare rear derailleur hangers, or even know where to get one!

Bottom Line:   
It's a nice frame with a longer-than-average top tube. It deserves 5 stars, but Louis Garneau's support knocks 2 off.

This frame is a Trigon xac901. Trigon has someone attempting to resell the current all-carbon frames in the U.S.

The same product sells/sold under the Blue brand in the U.S. Hopefully, the people behind Blue are better at support than both Trigon and Louis Garneau.

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Favorite Ride:   cyclocross

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Mail Order

Similar Products Used:   Blue, Empella

Bike Setup:   Shimano ultegra kit.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mpapet a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2009

Strengths:    The OEM builder in Taiwan did a good job building the frame. Its aluminum main triangle and carbon rear triangle suggests Kona is getting Super Nova frames built for them by the same OEM.

Frame alone is worth 5 stars. Louis Garneau's contempt for their end-users knocks two stars off.

Weaknesses:    Louis Garneau is a horrible company to deal with. They can't even provide a part number for the replaceable rear derrailler hanger.

Steer clear of Louis Garneau framesets.

Bottom Line:   
Great frame, horrible customer service.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere there's Dirt

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Schwab Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Redline, Empella

Bike Setup:   Mish-mash of new-old parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tapper a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2008

Strengths:    Weight, top tube cable routing, great fork, blend of stiffness and dampening

Weaknesses:    Two sets of bottle braze-ons? Is this a cycloross or a road bike? Even one is unnecessary.

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic frame - very stable geometry, excellent craftsmanship, and more than stiff enough. Carbon rear stays do a great job of eliminating much of the trail vibration without removing critical feedback from what's going on. I love the shaped top tube, as it's very friendly to the shoulder on run-ups. Fork is stiff and precise. Simply put - the bike does a great job, and it is my favorite bike in the stable.

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Similar Products Used:   Cannondale cross bike, Fuji Cross bike, Salsa Cross bike, Scott cross bikes.

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