Pro6 is not the first disc compatible, Cyclocross race frame that we have produced, in fact the first ‘Crosslight Pro’ [circa 2001] had disc mounts on the frame and fork because I thought it made sense to keep your braking surfaces out of the muddy grinding paste.
Watch ‘RACE OR ESCAPE’. Jo Burt takes the Pro6 on a training ride and races the ‘Rapha Supercross’.
The Pro6 is a race bike first and foremost and uses our proven race geometry. It’s designed to come out in front after an hour of elbow to elbow pedalling, vaulting and running. In addition, it has eyelets to allow the fitment of ‘guards, rack and bottles if you are that way inclined. It’s not supposed to be a ‘Jack of all trades’, but it is designed to be practical and adaptable as well as FAST.
It is disc brake only [no canti-bosses]. Discs make sense for CX, they mean consistent braking throughout the race and mean your expensive deep section carbon rims will last longer! Braking is not of utmost importance during a CX race, but the key to control is fluidity and a light touch, efficient brakes reduce rider fatigue and allow more energy for racing an hour at the red line.
Read ‘Forget Your Brakes’ HERE.
With UCI approval for discs in CX, many manufacturers are working on disc systems and adapters for drop bar levers and also decent lightweight disc-wheels.
• Tough Kinesium tubeset with taper headtube and ‘CXd‘ 500g, full UD carbon monocoque, 1-1/8″>1.5″ taper-steerer fork. Fork is eyeletted at dropouts and rear of crown and has hose clip on rear of LHS blade.
• ‘Ergo2′ profiled top tube for comfortable carrying, oversize…but not TOO oversize, Kinesium down tube, it’s not too fat to grab with muddy gloves and isn’t a ‘mud magnet’.
• Sensible head tube lengths. Cyclocross is all about explosive acceleration and short sharp climbs. Towering ‘comfortable for the commute’ head tubes put the bars in your chest and don’t work for racing. You can add up to 40mm of spacers if you want to press it into service as a commuter.
• Post-mount on frame and fork for easy fitting and adjustment. Rotor size is 160mm, we think this works best for CX with cable brakes and 160 rotors come as standard with systems such as the TRP ‘Parabox’.
• Eyeletted for ‘guards, rack, bottle cages. Alternative ‘guard bracket included. Use to attach rear mudguard LHS stay to post mount caliper bolt, when using mechanical disc brakes.
• Routing is on RHS of top tube, out of the way of your neck when
carrying, it’s designed to take a full outer cable [for max mud/water
resistance] or a hose for hydraulic discs.
• New Kinesis UK designed, forged dropouts [135mm hub spacing].
• ‘aStay’ asymmetric chainstays.
• FSA Taper headset included.
• Kinesis seat clamp included.
Metallic Black with Crystal White/Slick Blue.
Tech White with Silver/Grey Metallic.
NEW Sick Green with Grey Metallic/Tech White.
All With colour matched forks.