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 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.
The logo and model name show the titanium through the paint, but clear coated to keep the gloss finish consistent.
Rosen’s Barlow gravel / endurance road bike is $12,500 as shown, including the paint and Shimano DA Di2.
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?
The PDXCX frame is $2,900, available alone, as a frameset, or a complete bike with build of your choice.