custom paint option for Sage Titanium Cycles

Sage Cycles had two new things going on at Sea Otter – custom paint, and an all-new PDXCX cyclocross race bike. I have a special place in my heart for a dedicated ‘cross race bike these days because a) that’s the only thing I race anymore, and b) because they are getting harder to find with the prevalence of “hey, our ‘cross bike works great as a gravel bike, too” things going on. The PDXCX is, as founder Dave Rosen promises, made for racing. Check out the video run through below. It’s sweet. But I still had to start the post with his own personal road bike showing off the new custom paint program…

custom paint option for Sage Titanium Cycles

Custom one-off paint schemes are an additional $2,000, and every one is different. They’re painted by Eric Dungey of Colorworks in Eugene, OR.

custom paint option for Sage Titanium Cycles

The logo and model name show the titanium through the paint, but clear coated to keep the gloss finish consistent.

custom paint option for Sage Titanium Cycles

Rosen’s Barlow gravel / endurance road bike is $12,500 as shown, including the paint and Shimano DA Di2.

2017 Sage Cycles PDXCX titanium race cyclocross bike

2017 Sage Cycles PDXCX titanium race cyclocross bike

Why put tabs on a “race” bike? Because Portland’s wet, and Rosen says if you want to use it for training, you’re probably going to want fenders at some point, and adding the tabs doesn’t add any weight, so why not?

2017 Sage Cycles PDXCX titanium race cyclocross bike

The PDXCX frame is $2,900, available alone, as a frameset, or a complete bike with build of your choice.

SageTitanium.com

14 comments

    • JNH on

      Properly done internal cables are brilliant. Santa Cruz run guide tubes down the full length of the inside of the frame and setting cables up in one is even easier than external guides. Just push the outer into the frame until it comes out the other end. No rattle, no fiddling, no stress.
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      Designers who just drill holes at each end of the frame should be sentenced to a lifetime of fitting gear cables and brake hoses to their own bikes.

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  1. Veganpotter on

    While everyone prefers the look of internal cables, I’d hate to have a cross bike with external downtube cables. I’ve had …it sucked!!!

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  2. Kernel Flickitov on

    Nice rig. I wonder how SAGE survives in a city that is totally oversaturated with frame builders? And does their clientele ever represent anybody else other than marketing hack for Nike?

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      • Kernel Flickitov on

        Not at all. Far more established brands that actually build their own frames. Sage is just a marketing company.

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    • Robin on

      I’m guessing they survive by selling to people outside of their own city and state. That’s a pretty crazy notion, I know.

      As for the comment on their clientele, is it even worth responding to?

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  3. PabloE432 on

    Sage is just selling Lynskeys with custom geometry. With Lynskey selling their frames on ebay with starting bids at $500-600 (and some just sell for this) it’s hard to understand how Sage is still in business?

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    • Bmx on

      Valid comment. Shows the power of marketing in the bicycle industry. New label and some paint and you charge an extra grand or two. Lynskey do a nice frame but this is taking the mic with that cost.

      Reply

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