Fuji Cyclocross bikes are running on pro cyclocross circuits all over the world--with over a hundred years of cutting edge cycling design and engineering, Fuji has garnered respect in every form of racing. The Fuji Cross 1.5 is a trail-ready CX machine that comes in a lightweight, ultra-durable, and smooth operating package.The Cross 1.5 features an A6-SL custom butted aluminum frame and carbon blade fork, a combination that can stand the incredible stresses of no-holds-barred cyclocross action while maintaining amazingly light weight. A 1 to 1 '' head tube/steer tube setup marks the latest in head tube technology, creating a stiffer, beefed-up, and stronger bike that also has improved steering response. A Shimano 20-speed drivetrain is not only light, precise, and reliable, but offers shifting options for every situation whether it be climbing steep inclines, pursuing high top speeds, or accelerating past the competition. The 46/36T crank is compact for trail assault, but will also go wide open on flatter, fire-road style sections. Alloy components by Oval Concepts such as handlebars, cranks, stem, and seatpost keep the weight down and the efficiency high. With all of this riding on a pair of Vera Corsa alloy clincher wheels and Challenge Grifo clincher tires, you have everything set for digging your way through the mud, climbing and dominating rocky areas, while still withstanding the stress of dropping in on high-speed, obstacle-filled descents. The Cross 1.5 is a fully legitimate way to test your mettle in the high-octane sport of cyclocross, or enter the world of CX racing.