Trek Cronus CX Pro 2 cyclo cross bike review

Cyclo cross is enjoying a thriving resurgence, and hardy cross machines have become extremely popular as do-it-all steeds.

Trek Cronus CX
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Actually, there's not much the CX Pro couldn't turn its hand to, so you can't go far wrong, whether or not you intend to pin on a number in a muddy field.

Reasons to buy
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    Do-it-all bike

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    Functional kit keeps price reasonable

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    Mudguard eyelets

Reasons to avoid
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    Not much

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The Cronus CX Pro is one of two new cyclo cross carbon offerings from Trek, based on its now well-established and lightweight 500 Series OCLV carbon - the same platform it uses in its Madone 5 Series road bikes. The Pro plays second fiddle to the Ultimate, but at £2,200 it's far from entry-level and there are plenty of features justifying the price tag.

Trek's super-wide BB90 is at the heart of a very solid-feeling construction that's substantiated further by its E2 tapered head tube. The geometry has been given the necessary tweaks, including a cross-specific Race X-Lite fork, to tease this frameset away from feeling overly ‘road-esque' on the rough stuff, and it's a resounding success.

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