The competition had better be ready for this. Our high-end cyclocross race machine is as subtly understated as it is uncompromisingly rapid – truly, a wolf in sheep’s clothing. We’ve thrown all our aluminium frame-building expertise at the Cross Race SL, added a cyclocross-specific carbon fork and then fitted Shimano’s new cyclocross-ready GRX 1×11 groupset with wide-ranging cassette and powerful hydraulic disc brakes. Our advanced mechanical forming process enabled our engineers to manipulate tube shapes to create the ideal blend of stiffness and comfort, as well as adding a specially shaped top tube for more comfortable carrying. The carbon fork and slender seat stays help reduce rider fatigue, while internal cable routing ensures gear shifts are clean and precise from the start of the race to the end. To all of which we can add only one thing: with a bike this good, it’s a shame the cyclocross season is so short.