Ok, so it’s not an IsoSpeed Decoupler equipped Trek Boone like the one we saw Katie Compton ride to victory at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships. However, Trek’s latest official release still has a lot for cyclocross fans to be happy about – especially if the idea of single speed racing has ever crossed your mind. As the Boone’s aluminum little brother, the Crocket is economical race bike that just got a lot better…
While the frame has dropped a noteworthy 150g thanks to their “Invisible Weld Technology” borrowed from the Emonda ALR, there are a number of new spec changes that make the bike really interesting. Finally running thru axles front and rear, Trek has settled on 12×100 for the front and 12x142mm in the rear. In the back, that 12mm thru axle is part of the Stranglehold dropout system which allows for precise chainstay adjustment, or you can ditch the gears completely for a true single speed ready build.
Both front and rear move to the new flat mount brake standard, and cabling is internal through their Control Freak routing system.
All completes now feature SRAM 1×11 drivetrains in the Crockett 7 Disc ($2,999.99, above blue) or the Crocket 5 Disc ($1,899.99, above black). Additional frame details include a 300 series Alpha Aluminum frame with an E2 tapered head tube, BB86.5 bottom bracket, and 3S chain keeper as well as an IsoSpeed Cross full carbon disc fork. Both completes also ship with Tubeless Ready wheels which is a nice touch.
Also available as a frameset, the Black or “Old Style” frames run $989.99 and include the frame, fork, headset, chain keeper and hopefully the axles (not specified).
While it wasn’t officially launched until today, the new Crockett made its debut at the SSCXWC under Stan Nice, AKA Sven Nys as he went after the Golden Speedo. He may not have won the race, but it sure looked like he had a lot of fun.