Interbike 2012: Co-Motion Shows Off Disc CX, Rohloff Drop Bar Shifter
Cyclocross bikes are nothing new to Co-Motion Cycles. They have been producing the Lucifer and the Demon for a while now. For 2013, they have doubled their ‘cross lineup by including two new bikes that make use of disc brakes. The demonic naming scheme has been ditched in favor of a prehistoric selection . The new bikes are dubbed VeloRaptor (steel) and CX Rex (aluminum).
The VeloRaptor is hand built using Reynolds 853 steel tubing. A tapered headtube is presnt, along with a Chris King InSet headset and an Enve disc fork. The bike uses a BB30, and a size 54 comes in at 18.5 pounds. Cable routing is able to accomodate full hydraulic hose for the inevitable drop bar hydro levers we keep hearing about as well. Retail for a complete VeloRaptor runs $5495, and should you do a custom build, the frameset will get rid of $2395.
The CX Rex is the same spec, only done up in aluminum. A complete runs $5595, and just the frameset costs $2495
Head past the brake for more images of the bikes, and to see just how Co-Motion sets up a house made Rohloff drop bar shifter.
Co-Motion (and their customers) love Rohloff hubs. However, there wasn’t really a good way to get a Rohloff shifter on oversided drop bars. So, they do what they always do, and made one. This new shifter mounts to the 31.8mm section of a drop bar, and keeps things looking nice and tidy. It also uses the stock Rohloff cable stops, and uses o-rings to keep it sealed. Retail cost is set at $249.
For those that want to add a little bling to their Co-Motion, they now have a polished stainless steel front and rear dropout option. As a bonus, they can be used as a ground for front generator hubs, making it easier to get your wheel on and off.