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SOC17: Sage Cycles PDXCX titanium cyclocross race bike gets racier, plus amazing custom paint options

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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

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Roddy
Roddy
5 years ago

Hot

ELEVEN_g
5 years ago

Well nice! And cables on the outside… has sanity returned?

JNH
JNH
5 years ago
Reply to  ELEVEN_g

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.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
5 years ago

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!!!

Jon
Jon
5 years ago

The 140 rear 160 front disk rotors? – #daddylike

Billy Jack
Billy Jack
5 years ago

Last I checked, Washington’s frumunda was nowhere near Belgium . . .

ELEVEN_g
5 years ago
Reply to  Billy Jack

Everyone these days likes to think they are a Belgian hardman. Though that paint is really quite nice!

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
5 years ago

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?

Cheese
Cheese
5 years ago

Jealous much, Kernel?

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
5 years ago
Reply to  Cheese

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

Robin
Robin
5 years ago

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?

CXisFun
CXisFun
5 years ago

Sage: for when you want to buy a Lynskey but have extra money to spend.

PabloE432
PabloE432
5 years ago

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?

Bmx
Bmx
5 years ago
Reply to  PabloE432

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.

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