Chumba Racing’s XCL trail bike is now available in the UK as a complete bike rather than just a frame.
Importers Progressive Bikes are offering a full build including a Fox Vanilla RLC QR15 fork, Hope Hoop wheels and Shimano SLX groupset for £2,150.
Alternatively, you can buy a ‘rolling chassis’ kit for £1,699, which comes without a groupset but with the same fork and wheels, a Thomson stem and seatpost, and Chumba lock-on grips and saddle.
This seems like a bit of a bargain when you consider that the frame alone, including a Fox RP23 shock and spare mech hanger, costs just £100 less.
Chumba say: “The XCL is a great 5in trail bike and one of the stiffest frames in its class, and can be used for a multitude of disciplines. It’s super-tough yet still pretty light at 7lb with shock.”
Frames are available in sizes down to XS and in a variety of colours. For more details, see www.progressive-bikes.co.uk/xcl_build_kits.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org.