New gear from Garmin and MORSA Designs, plus 'cross race rigs from Trek, Specialized and Jamis
Both online and in person, people always ask us what we’re working on next. It’s a good question, so starting this week, we’ll be giving RoadBikeReview readers a weekly peek at some of the bikes and gear we have on deck for testing. Tops on the list right now is a trifecta of competition-ready cyclocross bikes that we’ve been riding and occasionally racing this fall. We’ll be posting detailed findings starting next week, but in the meantime here’s a look at the three rigs, plus some other intriguing gear…
Specialized Crux Pro Race
Specialized’s Crux Pro Race cyclocross bike comes stock with disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting, tubeless wheels, and some seriously aggressive race ready frame geometry. We’ve already taken it for a few hard laps and been duly impressed.
Garmin Edge 1000 GPS Cycle Computer
Garmin’s high-zoot Edge 1000 adds real-deal maps and nav to the package. We put it through the paces to see if the upgrades are legit or too much of a good thing.
Trek Boone 9 Disc
Wisconsin-based Trek has taken its popular IsoSpeed decoupler and given it a cyclocross twist on the Boone 9 Disc. The idea is to take the sting out of the rough stuff without compromising stiffness and pedaling efficiency. We’ll let you know if it lives up to that lofty goal.
MORSA Mounting system for computers, lights and cameras
Upstart MORSA Designs’ efficient new mounting system accommodates cycle computers, POV cameras, and lights without taking up handlebar real estate. We give it a spin on-road and off.
Jamis Supernova Team
Another off-the-shelf racer, the Jamis Supernova Team comes stock with SRAM’s CX1 1×11 drivetrain, SRAM Hydro disc brakes, and a thru-axle fork for added stiffness and steering precision. This weekend, it’s our race rig of choice.