The first of our in-house designed frames is the CEXevo cyclocross gravel frame.
While designed to win at 'cross, we sell more of these frames as do-it-all gravel frames, where it excels if your thing is going fast off-road. Having said that it also makes a great fat tyred road bike...
The CEXevo is an evolution of the race and championship winning CEX frame. We wanted to make small improvements to improve performance so looked to improve the material we used to build it, the frame weight, frame stiffness, the mud clearance of the frame and the comfort levels.
The CEXevo is made from Toray 800 series carbon to reduce the weight so is now a better climber, easier to carry over obstacles and to run with when the going gets really tough.
Frame weight is 870g for a 52cm frame and 370g for the front fork.
Though lighter, it has lost none of the stiffness of the race winning CEX it replaces. We have added extra carbon where the frame needs it the most.
15mm front and 12mm rear thru axles mean the CEXevo is rock solid under hard efforts making climbing a breeze. We thought about going to 12mm for the front thru axle but there are good engineering reasons behind sticking with 15mm for off-road applications. It is stronger, stiffer, and makes use of the common bearing size used on most front hubs. Once you try it, you'll understand. It just works.
It is a stiff frame - all of your power will definitely go towards forward motion - but it is also a tough frame, well suited to the rigours of cyclocross racing and fast gravel riding.
The Handsling CEXevo has no rear seatstay bridge to give even better mud clearance. With 32 or 33mm cyclocross tyres on there is plenty of clearance to cope with even the muddiest of days. The CEXevo will even take up to 45mm tyres and so makes a great gravel bike and beach racer.
One benefit of removing the rear brake bridge is that we have vastly improved comfort levels of the CEXevo and increased comfort leaves you fresher for that final sprint to the finish line.
The other area this benefits is in rear wheel traction on loose ground. Its harder to quantify but it is there.
The Handsling CEXevo offers super stable handling to carry you faster, with more confidence, down descents and yet still climbs with all the speed you need.
The relaxed geometry gives it the stability and gives you extra confidence, making it a doddle to ride fast.
Paired with our 30mm wide, 40mm deep hookless tubeless wheels or our off-set tubeless wheels this builds up into a race ready bike that is light and quick but also super comfortable like never before.
Complete bike builds are available with varied specs to match your requirements. Example complete bike build prices are available here, though most customers go for a custom spec. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Watch Simon Tuck, our workshop manager, build up a CEXevo https://youtu.be/OGkpLp60pPw