If your attitude to riding is that there's no road too long and no mountain too steep, you know you've caught the bug - and that you need a bike like the Cross SL. This no-compromise, light and lively machine sets a new benchmark for low weight and premium spec amongst its peers. Pairing only the finest components with a frame designed for speed and comfort, our engineers and designers left no stone unturned in their quest to build the ultimate all-rounder. The 2x11 Shimano XT and XTR transmission is unmatched in shifting precision, while hydraulic Shimano XT disc brakes and grippy Schwalbe Smart Sam tyres work together to provide superb stopping power in all weather conditions. Throw in the RockShox Paragon Gold air sprung suspension fork for mile-munching comfort, and it's hard to see how we could improve on the Cross SL. It's in a class of one.
Frame and Features
A high performance bike like the Cross SL demands a high performance frame. The double butted aluminium chassis - made with our own premium quality tubes - is packed full of technical highlights. Using our Smooth Welding technology throughout contributes to an almost organic look, one frame tube blending into the next for the ultimate in sleek æsthetics, low weight and high strength. The tapered head tube makes for a stiff, precise-steering frame for extra confidence and superb handling, no matter how rough the road. New for 2019, we completely reworked the luggage carrier and mudguard mounting points to help integrate these optional accessories even more seamlessly into the frame, so you can equip your Cross SL to suit your needs without ruining its looks. And we've routed all the cables internally, partly because it suits the frame's elegant appearance and partly so that your gear shifts will stay smoother for longer. Truly, the devil is in the detail.