Interbike: 2015 Van Dessel Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike

New Jersey builder adds modern capabilities to classic design

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Van Dessel Sports showed off their stealthy, versatile Full Tilt Boogie cyclocross bike on the desert crust of Interbike’s Outdoor Demo in Bootleg Canyon this week. The sleek, 1,040-gram (2.29-pound) ‘crosser comes as a disc brake-only frameset ($1,799) and features cable ports for the internal routing of Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or externally-routed mechanical shifting. Its rear dropouts are interchangeable to accommodate either a quick release or thru-axle, and the fork can be ordered in either of those configurations as well. The frame can accommodate tires up to 40mm wide.

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The build we photographed weighed 17.5-pounds and included a SRAM Force CX1 1×11 drivetrain, SRAM Force hydraulic brakes, an Easton EA 70 disc wheelset, and an FSA SLK bar and stem combo. Van Dessel offers the Full Tilt Boogie as a frameset only, or in one of several build kits.

For more information visit vandesselsports.com.

This article is part of RoadBikeReview’s coverage of the 2014 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.

About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born editorial director Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and pedaling for Mtbr, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.


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