Cascade Bicycle Studio, Seven Cycles launch CXR

'Four-season cyclocross bike' to ship in August

Washington state retailer Cascade Bicycle Studio and Seven Cycles recently teamed up to create what they are calling a "four-season cyclocross bicycle" called the CXR. Cascade Bicycle Studio is the exclusive dealer of this bike, which store founder Zac Daab says is equally at home on a gravel ride as a commute.

“We wanted to create a cyclocross platform that could be ridden beyond the ’cross season,” Daab said. “Race bikes are great tools for three months out of the year, but fall short in other disciplines. The CXR is a cyclocross race bike, a rainy-season winter bike, a full-time commuter and a Gran Fondo gravel bike.”

Race it, ride it, commute on it: The new CXR

Cascade Bicycle Studio is selling the CXR in either steel or titanium, with V brakes or disc brakes, in six sizes. The CXR frames have fender eyelets, as does the carbon fork.

The CXR can handle up to 35mm ’cross tires or 32mm tires with fenders.

Cascade Bicycle Studio, in Seattle, Washington, partnered with Derek Blagg for the paint scheme.

Each CXR includes a fitting at Cascade Bicycle Studio with Daab or partner Terry Buchanan.

The cxr will begin shipping in august: the cxr will begin shipping in august
The cxr will begin shipping in august: the cxr will begin shipping in august
The CXR comes in either steel or titanium, with either V or caliper brakes

Pricing ranges from $2,350 for a steel CXR frameset up to $6,740 for a titanium CXR with SRAM Force 22 and Mavic Crossmax SLR 29 disc wheels. Full build options can be found at Custom build options, such as that shown on the green bike here, are also available.

Cascade Bicycle Studio is the exclusive Rapha retailer for Washington, and the shop also sells bikes from Parlee, Focus, Cervélo and Ibis. 

Ben Delaney

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Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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