New Crossbow winter training bike
Caroline Livesey and I have been lucky to have a great bike sponsor Langdale Lightweights this year. We picked up our new Crossbow (winter training) bikes on Friday and today we had our first ride in beautiful North Yorkshire. Conditions were not ideal with strong winds, freezing temperatures and snow and ice remaining on the roads. Normally I would have just sat on the turbo, but Caroline and I decided this would be an ideal opportunity to road test the Crossbow. We weren't disappointed.
The bike was smooth and surprisingly responsive on the flat sections of road (not many where we live). The crossbow climbed exceptionally well (today's ride was over 1700m) offering perfect balance with an efficient pedal stroke. The handling was fantastic; we felt safe and secure during the whole ride even when we had to ride over ice and snow on some steep descents. We will let you know how it handles off road very soon.
Check out how good the bike looks on our video. You can also check out the data via xhale triathlon software below.