Blue Bicycles model highlights for 2017 – aero road, cross, gravel, tri and more

Ultegra Di2 model for $2699 highlights the value of the new Blue

Aero Bike Press Camp Cross Disc Gravel Road Bike
The Norcross SL features a high-modulus carbon frame, Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain, carbon Aerus tubeless wheels, a carbon fork and Shimano disc brakes.

The Norcross SL features a high-modulus carbon frame, Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain, carbon Aerus tubeless wheels, a carbon fork and Shimano disc brakes.

Blue Norcross SL

Like the AC1, the Norcross is a mainstay of the Blue Bicycles lineup. Blue has worked with Jonathan Page in the past and he gave input in the design of the bike including a lower BB height, which differs from the more traditional Belgian style BB which tends to be higher. The Norcross features a tapered headtube and has internal cable routing with easy flush so you can wash mud and dirt away with a hose. Blue uses a BB30 bottom bracket and the frame is T800 carbon fiber. The SL version of the Norcross will be available in September and pricing has not yet been determined.

The Norcross SP provides a more affordable carbon cross bike at $2,046.

The Norcross SP provides a more affordable carbon cross bike at $2,046.

Blue Norcross SP

The Norcross SP shares a lot in common with the SL model, but uses a more affordable SPort level build including a Shimano 105 drivetrain, alloy Aerus wheels, Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc brakes. The frame is still high-modulus carbon. The Norcross SP is available now with a price of $2,046.

Whether or not you are into tri/TT style bikes, the Triad Elite is quite a masterpiece to behold.

Whether or not you are into tri/TT style bikes, the Triad Elite is quite a masterpiece to behold.

Blue Triad Elite

Triathlon has always been one of Blue’s strong points and this tradition continues for 2017. Check out this video highlighting some of the development and testing done on the all new Triad Elite:

This new time trail bike is still being worked on and is not yet available. The front fairing of the bicycle is not quite finalized. This piece covers the front brake and junction box for the Shimano Di2 drivetrain in an effort to keep things as aerodynamically efficient as possible. Expect pricing to be in the $8k range.

Anodized titanium water bottle cage bolts are customized with Blue's logo.

Anodized titanium water bottle cage bolts are customized with Blue’s logo.

The Lehigh is a high-end carbon track bike that retails for $2,834.

The Lehigh is a high-end carbon track bike that retails for $2,834.

Blue Lehigh

The Lehigh is a carbon track bike based off of the current Lehigh AL model that remains in Blue’s lineup. This bike has track specific geometry and performed very well in wind tunnel testing in North Carolina. The 20T high modulus carbon fiber frame has a tapered head tube, BB30 and has a fully adjustable drop out with tensioner. The Lehigh comes standard with Aerus Quantum SL 80 tubular wheels and Rotor cranks. It also features an Aerus composite C4 Carbon Fork. Price is $2,834 and the Lehigh is in stock now.

For more information visit rideblue.com

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Portolla Valley roads. Besides being an avid cyclist, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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Comments:

  • Jo Shane says:

    The first pic and paragraph mentions the Prosecco EX as an aero bike.

    The second paragraph says the Prosecco EX is an endurance/gravel bike.

    Something is not right here.

    • Gregg Kato says:

      Thanks for the good catch, Jo. I have corrected the text of the article. The Prosecco EX is a gravel/endurance bike.

  • Duder says:

    Blues website says 38c tire clearance, not 42c for the Prosecco EX. Any idea what’s correct? Very nice price point on that bike.

    • Gregg Kato says:

      Hey Duder, for clarification, we asked Blue directly and they said that you can get away with 700×42 Continental touring tire, but for a more aggressive tire with more tread they would recommend 700×38. Hope this helps!

  • Rod says:

    Does the Axino SL have through axles?

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