iainc in response to your earlier question, mine is royal blue. It is maybe 3 or 4 years old.
So.... CX Bikes
Regarding sizing, there's no formula, least of all because of how different brands size differently but a very rough rule of thumb is that a CX bike will be around 1cm shorter in the top tube than the same rider's road bike, possibly with a slightly shorter stem too.
It's certainly a decent starting point anyway.
I run a Kona Major Jake - on Kenda Slant 6s in 700 x 35 for the winter gloop. Mtb much neglected atm. Just lashed out on stupidly expensive Avid Shortly Ultimates to ungrade the cantis.
I can confirm the TCX is a race focussed bike, it's stiff, light, rigged like a lightweight climbing roadie (a bit like thier TCR line) It has a longish stearer for those that want a bit more situp and beg but theres not a lot to play with about 40mm extra (I've slammed mine, but then I slam everything) I comes with connecting links for mudguards and a few other attachements (that I've ditched) so it can be a flexiable bike.
As for the build quality, certainly seems streets ahead of the competition (IMO) of the race focussed CX bikes that I looked at. There is a size issue, the best thing I think you can do is sit on one. I ride a 56 roadie with a 110mm stem for a low slung oldskool stance but the TCX size for me came in on the M/L sizing and a 100mm stem (equiv 54cm sizing) but I expected that being a CX'er.
I'm a bit miffed like some others about the SRAM disc brakes, but they are changing them FOC so I'll continue to squeeze these buggers until that happens (April I've been informed)
Only thing I've changed are the tyres, got some Grifo's on but the Std Sams are really pretty good (so I'll use them as spares)
Just out of interest - how tall are you, bikebouy?
Any idea what the TCX SLR 2 weighs?
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