Along with track bikes they are slowly becoming as important as the road range, they are getting lighter and flasher this year and Colnago's cross C50 is so indulgent - for the mud plugger who has everything...
| De Rosa, certainly looks like one of the finest || A closer look, mmm lovely || Belgians do good Crossers... here's Ridley's Crosswind |
| Colnago's C50 cross || we tested one last year and they still look the part || even more so in full carbon |
| it's very light and well finished |
Like TT bikes everyone has seemed to created a track machine and many carbon rear ends now come in track version so it's easier to make a aluminium track frame. Full monocoques are also all the rage.
| The Montello carbone Track. Words fail me || Eddy's carbone ain't bad either || De Rosa's elegant and oversized Merak |
| Ridley's Damocles Arena is business-like and... || ...VO2's carbon track bar. Meaty. || The Guerciotti track |
| With neat carbon rear end || ...San Partrignano also have a handbuilt carbon monocoque |