Boutique alloy MKII CX from Low debuts

High-end alloy cyclocross racer just in time for the season

Boutique aluminum bike company Low recently released details of the latest bike in its all-alloy line. The MKII CX is a high-end, American-made cyclocross racer that’s available just in time for this year’s ’cross season.

The MKII CX is the company’s first production cyclocross frame. It’s constructed from custom-butted 7005 aluminum tubing. Low uses double-pass TIG welds, which give the junctions a smooth, seamless appearance — similar to those you would find on one of Cannondale’s CAAD series frames.

The MKII CX has ovalized chainstays and smooth welds
The MKII CX has ovalized chainstays and smooth welds

The MKII CX is disc-specific with internal cable routing for the shift cables and rear brake line. The frame features slender, ovalized chainstays intended to take the edge off rough courses.

The MKII CX has room for treads up to 40mm wide
The MKII CX has room for treads up to 40mm wide

Pricing for the MKII CX with ENVE fork is $2,450 / £1,885 / AU$3,181. The company offers custom geometry for a $200 / £155 / AU$260 upcharge.

Low builds its frames at its headquarters in San Francisco. 

Low offers small-batch production frames, but custom geometry is also available
Low offers small-batch production frames, but custom geometry is also available

For more information, visit http://lowbicycles.com.

Josh Patterson

Tech Editor, US
Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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