Trek Introduces Crockett, the CX Race Rocket

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Crockett is for racing. Developed with direct input from Katie Freakin Compton, the Crockett is all about earning your cowbells and handups all while crossing the line first. Already raced to an overall World Cup Championship under KFC, the Crockett will be offered in aluminum only along side of the carbon Cronus CX which returns for 2014 in two models.

Available now, the Crockett might just show up on some cross courses near you this Fall.

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Since the Crockett is race bred, there is still the disc or canti debate to contend with – though Crockett will be available in both so you can take your pick. The frames do appear to be one or the other though, so you won’t be able to change your mind down the road.

Each frame is constructed from Trek’s 200 series Alpha Aluminum which is their premium alloy, heavily shaped into the smooth lines of the Crockett. The geometry was chosen based on Katie’s input for race specific handling.

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The frame features a built in 3S chainkeeper to prevent derailments in the worst conditions, and post mount disc brakes on both front and rear for the non canti frame. The frame also includes improved internal cable routing to keep things operating smoother, longer in cross conditions.

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At the front of the bike is Trek’s IsoSpeed full carbon fork borrowed from the Domane and tuned for CX, smoothing the ride while still remaining laterally stiff.

Complete bikes will be offered in the Crockett 9 Canti shown above, the Crockett 7 Canti and Disc, and the Crockett 5 Canti and Disc, as well as framesets for both Canti and Disc models.

Comments

G-Man - 08/12/13 - 4:32pm

Crockett, sounds like crotch rocket?

Robo - 08/12/13 - 4:48pm

Reminds me of Crochet…or Croquet…

Robo - 08/12/13 - 4:50pm

Also, I’d like to bag on Trek for the name but this is no worse (and perhaps better) than Specialized calling their tri saddle the Sitero (for Sit Aero)

Tim - 08/12/13 - 4:52pm

Colors look like something Sonny or Tubbs would have worn.

Ernst - 08/12/13 - 4:56pm

Love the highly manipulated alu frames that currently pop up everywhere… nice bubblegum colors as well; bring back to life the dull carbon black market…

Ryan - 08/12/13 - 5:21pm

“The frames do appear to be one or the other though, so you won’t be able to change your mind down the road.”

Funny- the pictures show it with canti brakes, but a disc mount is clearly visible on the rear triangle…

Now the fork does appear to be canti only or disc only, but forks can be replaced much easier than frames.

Real cx - 08/12/13 - 5:27pm

“smoothing the ride while still remaining laterally stiff” how do you know? Did you ride it?

Andrew - 08/12/13 - 5:43pm

So in other news, Trek made a CRUX… Welcome to 2011

PDXFixed - 08/12/13 - 6:07pm

@Ryan do you know what a disc mount is?

mateis - 08/12/13 - 6:26pm

@Ryan: that’s the qr-skewer you’re looking at… ;-) Note how the canti-version has dropouts with eyelets for fenders as well, they are lacking at the disc frame pictured.

The cable routing on the disc version confuses me. Cable guides on the seatstays, but also internal guiding for something on the right side of the down tube, on the canti bike it’s for rear shifting. Did they fix the cable routing on the disc version and is that right side hole in the downtube for the front derailleur cable? Or of course for a stealth dropper post? :-)

Oh yeah – and some room for weight saving by dropping the canti seat clamp on the disc model.

Slonie - 08/12/13 - 6:53pm

@mateis I wholeheartedly support stealth dropper post routing on CX bikes.

McClain M - 08/12/13 - 9:00pm

Take over Gary Fisher > Check
Rename his frame designs > Check
Replace graphics with Trek Logos > Check

Ryan - 08/12/13 - 9:53pm

Baha I feel dumb now. Guess I didn’t look close enough

BeJay - 08/12/13 - 10:14pm

Exposed cables on the seatstay and chainstay? Why?

Chadquest - 08/13/13 - 12:12am

That Cyan is rad, think i’ll get one.

Chadquest - 08/13/13 - 2:27am

@Bejay. Frame was designed so that cable housing can be routed exposed or continuous. I am likewise a continuous guy myself.

BeJay - 08/13/13 - 12:20pm

@Chadquest. Thanks, thats good news. I’d like to see a closeup of those housing stops to see how they accomplish both. Paint scheme is pretty neat-o.

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