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Trek increase disc brake options on updated 2016 Boone and Crockett cyclo-cross range

Updated specs and colours for Trek's refreshed 'cross range

Ahead of this weekend’s World Championships, Trek have announced details of the updated Boone and Crockett cyclo-cross ranges, which includes more disc brake options for 2016.

The Boone is Trek’s flagship cyclo-cross race bike, with a carbon fibre frame which borrows the American firm’s comfort-boosting IsoSpeed decoupler from the Domane endurance bike. The Crockett, on the other hand, is made from aluminium but both frames share the same race-focused geometry, with the Boone preferred by two-time men’s world champion Sven Nys and the Crockett used by three-time women’s World Championship silver medalist Katie Compton.

Trek’s cyclo-cross range includes two frames: the aluminium Crockett and the carbon fibre Boone, used by two-time world champion Sven Nys

Cyclo-cross riders are still somewhat split between cantilever and disc brakes, but favour is beginning to fall towards discs and that’s reflected in Trek’s new range – with the Crockett exclusively available in disc builds and only one cantilever-equipped machine in the Boone range, though both will be available as a frame only in disc and cantilever versions.

The Boone and Crockett disc frames use a thru-axle at the front as Trek say this allows for “more precise steering and confident braking while reducing weight and eliminating flex.”

While the Boone’s IsoSpeed decoupler is inspired by that originally designed for the Domane, Trek re-engineered it for the Boone, moving its location in line with the seattube, rather than in front of the seattube as it is on the Domane, to make the toptube taller and make shouldering the bike easier and more comfortable.

Nys remains loyal to cantilever brakes and the only canti-equipped Boone, the Race Shop Limited, has a paintjob inspired by the bike the Belgian has used through the 2015 season. It comes with a Shimano Ultegra groupset and Bontrager Paradigm Elite wheels for £3,150.

The Trek Boone Race Shop Limited is inspired by Sven Nys’ bike

Otherwise the Boone range includes the Boone 7 Disc with SRAM Force CX1 and hydraulic disc brakes for £3,150, while the canti Boone 7 also gets SRAM Force CX1 (UK price TBC) and the Boone 5 Disc opens the 2016 range with Shimano 105 and hydraulic disc brakes (UK price TBC).

The Crockett’s two disc builds, the Crockett 7 Disc and Crockett 5 Disc, come with SRAM Force CX1 and Shimano 105, both with hydro discs, for £2,100 and £1,350 respectively.

The Crockett is available in two disc brake builds

If you want to put together your own build then the Boone frameset will cost you back £1,500, regardless of whether you get the disc or cantilever version, and the Crockett costs £550, again with both disc and canti options.

Website: Trek

Trek 2016 cyclo-cross range

Boone 5 Disc – price TBC
Boone 7 Disc – £3,150
Boone 7 Canti – price TBC
Boone Race Shop Limited Canti – £3,150
Boone Disc frameset – £1,500
Boone Canti frameset – £1,500

Crockett 5 Disc – £1,350
Crockett 7 Disc – £2,100
Crockett Disc frameset – £550
Crockett Canti frameset – £550


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