Corratec C-Cross Race Ultegra 2012 Review

Corratec have once again come up trumps with their C-Cross Race Ultegra model, which has been designed with their brand new triple reduced power shape 6061 aluminium frame. The design of this bike ensures that it is incredibly durable, as well as light, which guarantees that it will meet every cross racing challenge with gusto. Thanks to all of its specialised geometry, this bike really is an excellent all-rounder whether used for racing, a leisurely cycle or even commuting.

The new, impressive looking frame also incorporates lighter tubes that frame a tapered head tube, and a rigid alloy cross fork that helps to increase the stability of the bike. This frame and the new components also gives riders increased control and very nearly eliminates braking vibration.

The C-Cross Race Ultegra has incredibly good acceleration and is, in general very fast and easy to handle, especially with its Corratec alloy cross fork, which provides the rider with great steering and balancing ability, even making uphill struggles easier for its riders. For those who enjoy accelerating and racing around corners, the Ultegra also enables controlled aggressive cornering, which minimises the possibility of coming off, as well as tyre slippage.

The wheel system on the C-Cross Race is from DT Swiss (R1900) and comes with QR (Quick Release) Skewers. The wheel system and Continental Cyclocross Race 700 x 35c tyres are impressive and along with the Selle Italia saddle, helps to make the bike feel even more comfortable when riding over rough terrain or through particularly tough weather conditions.

Corratec have also incorporated Low Profile Chainstay (LPC), which means that chain rattle is greatly reduced, as there is additional distance to the chain and so the frame stays free from the damage that is commonly seen on bikes without LPC. The bike is also kitted out with a Shimano Ultegra 10 speed rear derailleur and a Shimano CX70 front derailleur, as well as Shimano Ultegra ST-6700 STI shifting levers, all of which do not fail to make a good impression and makes sure that riders feel confident in the bike’s responsiveness and steering.

The C-Cross Race Ultegra has Shimano BR CX50 brakes, which are absolutely ideal for cyclo-cross racing as they offer excellent mud clearance and are also extremely easy to set-up and adjust, as well as having a low profile, which means that they don’t stick out as far as others might, resulting in much better wheel and body clearance.

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