MASICXGR - 2018
♥ Staff Pick
The Masi CXGR is a do-it-all bike that blends classic styling, contemporary components, and a sporty yet stable ride in a package that can grow with your cycling aspirations. Commuting, Multi day touring, Gravel riding, Cyclocross racing, this dependable multitasker can do them all! You can dress her up to suit your cycling needs, and hit the city and open roads in style.
Featuring a double butted chromoly frame that will keep you feeling fresh by dampening out all of the bumps on both paved and unpaved road surfaces. Mounting hardware to let you add fenders to keep you clean and dry, front and rear racks to carry your gear, and up to 3 bottle cages to make sure you stay well hydrated. The Shimano Sora 3x10 drivetrain gives you the perfect gearing for any terrain between you and your destination whether you have the need for speed, or want to pedal smoothly up the steepest of hills.
- Double butted tig-welded M4130 Chromoly frame with disc mounts
- Chromoly Straight blade fork with disc & multi mounts
- Easy shifting with Shimano Claris 3x8 gearing
- Powerful mechanical disc brakes for all weather braking performance
- Strong & light double walled alloy disc wheelset
- Clearance up to 700x40c tires
- Masi corsa saddle and gel bar tape for all day comfort
- Three bottle mounting locations
- Front & rear rack and fender mounts
|CXGR - 2018|
|FRAME||Masi Double Butted Tig Welded Disc Frame with Rack & Fender Mounts, 3 Bottle Mounting Locations & Integrated Seat Clamp|
|FORK||Stright Blade Uni-Crown Disc Chromoly, IS Disc Mount, 1 1/8"|
|HEADSET||FSA NO.1 ; Orbit DL, 1 1/8"|
|STEM||Brev. M 3D Forged Alloy, 31.8mm|
|HANDLEBAR||Brev. M Compact Bend Alloy, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS/TAPE||Masi Gripper Gel|
|SEATPOST||Brev. M Alloy, 27.2mm|
|SEAT||Masi Corsa Comp
|BRAKES||Promax DSK300R Mechanical Discs with 160mm Rotors|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Shiamno Claris R2000
|SHIFTER||Shimano Claris R2000 3x8 Speed|
|F. DERAILLEUR||Shimano Claris R2000
|R. DERAILLEUR||Shimano Claris R2000 8 Speed|
|FRONT HUB||Alloy 32h Disc Hub with Alloy QR|
|REAR HUB||Alloy 32h Disc Hub, Steel Freehub with Alloy QR|
|RIMS||New Brev. M 23mm Internal Tubeless Compatible Disc Rims|
|TIRES||Kenda Kwick Trax 700 X 38c 30tpi|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||FSA Sealed Cartridge, English 68mm|
|CRANKS||FSA Tempo Triple, 50/39/30t|
|CASSETTE||Shimano HG-50, 11-32T 8 Speed|
|CXGR - 2018||FROM||TO|
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Masi Company History: Masi Cycles has a pretty rich history. The company was created in the 1950's after founder Faliero Masi, who was a career professional racer and team mechanic, started making steel bicycle frames at the Vigorelli Velodrome in Milan, Italy and moved to Southern California in the early 70's.
Today Masi Bicycles, a brand now under Haro, still makes steel bicycles, for which they are most well known as well as carbon and aluminum bikes for both road, track, and off-tarmac adventure. Through the years many high profile professional cyclists have chosen Masi bikes such as Antonio Maspes, Faust Coppi, Felice Gimondi, Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx.
What is a gravel bike?
A gravel bike is a high-performance bike designed for speed and distance over (most) any terrain. It’s for people who want to do a long road ride but aren’t interested in a competitive bike that beats up their neck and shoulders. Unlike a road bike it lets you hop over to a quiet gravel path to mix things up on a long Sunday loop. It’s for people who can’t find the time to do an epic long tour but can imagine a week or weekend out on the road. Finally, it’s a tough city bike made for longer distance commutes or inner-city adventure over potholes and streetcar tracks.
What are the advantages of a steel bike?
Steel is strong, about 30% stronger than aluminum, and it’s remarkably compliant – which means it absorbs road vibration naturally. While aluminum is lighter and stiffer, some people find it too harsh for multi-day tours and/or gravel surfaces. Steel may flex a bit more, but because most gravel and touring bikes aren’t made for competitive distance, this flex can be a good thing. Not only is the ride more comfortable, but the frame also has a lively active feel to it.
Is this a bike that could be used for Bike-packing or Bike Touring?
Great question. Bike-packing seeks to cover as much distance as possible per day through a minimalist, lightweight approach to gear. Bike touring seeks less distances per day but lets you carry more creature comforts. Bike touring hangs weight off the sides of the bike, making the bike wider, slower and less agile while bike-packing adds no width to the bike, keeping all weight within the same vertical plane for maximum agility. The CXGR is definitely a perfect bike-packing bike, but with its triple crankset could definitely handle the heavier loads required for a short multi-day (or weeklong) tour.
What’s the difference between CXGR and the CXGR Comp?
The difference is mostly parts, but also intention. The CXGR is intentionally more of an all-around workhorse and uses a wide-range 3x8 gear system to ensure there are very low gears for climbing, especially if you’re carrying loads for a short tour. (Both use a large 50-tooth large chainring for speed). However, if you’re not going to tour, you don’t need the added weight or complexity of the CXGR’s wide range. The CXGR Comp keeps things lighter and simpler with a double (2x10) gear system, and while this reduce gear range it still increases the number of gears on the rear cogset to fine-tune your pedaling RPM’s.
What’s the deal with disc brakes?
Disc brakes are awesome, here’s why: (1) because they stop the bike close to the center of the wheels rotation you get significantly more power, (2) unlike rim brakes, they sit high above puddles so braking performance is consistent in (most) weather, (3) they require less tuning and the pads last longer. They add a bit of weight, but it’s good weight!
How do I ensure my new bike won’t get stolen?
Estimates are that over 90% of bicycle theft is tied to cash-for-drugs and this (unfortunately) makes every bike a target. Make sure you buy a good U-lock or a chain and your bike will be safe. You can read more about bike theft here.
What’s the warranty?
Lifetime warranty for manufacturer defects on frame and fork, one year on parts. Does not include wear and tear.