13 Innate Alpha Cyclocross Bike 2015
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13 Innate Alpha Cyclocross Bike 2015It might say 'cyclocross' on the label, but the 13 Innate Alpha Cyclocross Bike 2015 will happily turn its hand to any hard work or adventure you're planning. Dutiful and durable when you need it, it's still a ton of fun on the open road, the local park, or a far peak when it's time to play.
- Frame: Lightweight triple butted aluminum
- Forks: Aluminium blades with steel steerer for precision riding
- Gears: Shimano Claris 16 speed gearing offers a great range of gears
- Brakes: Tektro Lyra mechanical disc brakes for assured stopping in all weather
- Wheels: 700c wheels for good grip off-road without compromising on road
- Please note that pedals are not included with this bike
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13 Innate Alpha Cyclocross Bike 2015 Extra Info
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Height (Inch) Height (cm) Frame Size 5' 3" - 5' 7" 162 - 173 51.5cm 5' 7" - 6' 1" 170 - 180 54cm 5' 7" - 6' 3" 175 - 183 56cm 6' 1" - 6' 7" 180 - 185 58cm
Approximate Weight (KG): 12kg Brake Type: Mechanical Disc Brakes Forks: 7005 Alloy Blades with Hi-Ten Steel Steerer - 1-1/8" Frame Material: Alloy Gender: Unisex Number of Gears: 16 Pedals Included: No Suspension: Rigid Wheel Size: 700c Bottom Bracket: FSA Square Taper - 68mm Shell Cassette/Freewheel: Shimano HG50 - 11-30t Chain: KMC Z72 Chainset: FSA Tempo Compact 50/34t - 170mm(S) 175mm(M,L,XL) Frame: 7005 Triple Butted Alloy with Smooth Welds Front Brake: Tektro Lyra Mechanical Disc Brakes - 160mm Rotor Front Hub: 9mm QR - 32 Hole Front Mech: Shimano Claris - 2 Speed Gear Shifters: Shimano Claris Geometry: Cyclocross - Semi Compact Grips: Gel Bar Tape - Black Handlebars: 13 RS 400mm(S) 420mm(M,L) 440mm (XL) - 31.8 Headset: FSA Orbit No.10P - 1-1/8" - Semi-Integrated Pedals: N/A Rear Brake: Tektro Lyra Mechanical Disc Brakes - 160mm Rotor Rear Hub: 9mm QR - 32 Hole Rear Mech: Shimano Claris - 8 Speed - Medium Cage Rims: 13 RS Alloy Double Wall - 32 Hole Saddle: 13 RS - Chromoly Rails Seatpost: 13 RS Alloy - 27.2mm - 350mm with offset Stem: 13 RS 90mm(S) 100mm(M) 110mm(L) 120mm(XL) - 31.8 with +/-7 degree rise Type: Cyclocross Bikes Tyre Size: 700 x 35c Tyres: Vittoria Adventure Trail II
13 Innate Alpha Cyclocross Bike 2015 is rated out of 5 by 28.Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous from 88 Off Road Miles Just returned from a trip from Ellesmere Port to Wolverhampton via the Shropshire Union and Llangollen canal towpaths. Muddy and rough terrain. Total 88.8 miles. Standard bike with only a rack, guards and a shorter raised stem. Performed without fault along some challenging tracks: Ranging from compacted uneven wet grass trails to deep, wet mud. Only one puncture with the supplied tires. Bike was tough and resilient, despite quite a bit of punishment. Rattling can easily be solved by pulling excess cables out of the frame. But any internal routed cable will always rattle on any bike. Only niggle is the Claris front derailleur seems to be running at its extreme high gear position, so can be difficult to shift back up to large chainring, however, drops easily into the smaller ring.Date published: 2017-04-04Rated 1 out of 5 by Nickname1487 from will need a lot to improve I bought this bike on line because of how it looks. Design 10/10, but as others, I am not happy because of rattling noises. When you ride 50km/h on a flat road and your bike rattles like crazy it makes you feel totally unsafe. Problems with the bike: When it arrived in the box the frame was scratched by the breaking handle (I am adding photo). I wish there were better bike frame protection; especially in the place were break handle rubs to the frame. Rear breaking cable inside frame tube is what makes those rattling noises. I think this company that made the bike need to come up with a solution and to fix it for all the customers who bought the bike. Wheels weren’t perfectly straight - had to straighten. I would recommend greasing head tube bearings – mine had almost no grease at all. Gear shifting is problematic because of front mech chain rub – it is not wide enough. I made some adjustments to make it rattle less, but in general, I would not recommend it.Date published: 2016-08-30Rated 4 out of 5 by barmonkey from Unbeatable. If you get it for the right price! After a considerable search for a suitable commuter / CX / do all bike I settled on the 13 innate Alpha. Bought two, one for my wife (Small frame): commuting and occasional triathlon and one medium for myself, commuting and aspirations of a 100km CX sportive next year. I'm 6' so could have gone with the large frame but the medium is spot on for me, particularly with the bikes intended use considered. The biggest factor in the purchase was the spec for price. Yes it's slightly heavy but the quality geometry, frame build and sensible gearing easily offset this. Also, as stated in previous reviews this extra weight and build make it tough. I've now completed several hundred commuting and leisure miles in everything from summer sun to standing water & mud and can tell you the following: With 28mm road slicks on this is a quick road bike. Can keep up with most pure roadies, it just requires a little more effort! With the supplied 35mm tyres it's capable off the road too, quite comfortable but remember it's not a mountain bike. Going to try some different rubber as we move into autumn / winter and see how it goes. I really love it's style and paint finish too. Paint is proving pretty resilient to chips & scratches so far. If you're after a "does nearly everything well" ride in the £300-400 price range I'd say it would be impossible to beat. However, all of the above considered I would look elsewhere if spending £500+. Practically there have been several niggles but I'm a competent bike mechanic and have sorted what I can. A few issues in no particular order encountered during the bedding in stage: Front wheel on my bike slightly buckled from new. Was handed over to me like this and told it was "within tolerance". I trued this myself, job done properly and all that...Definitely not within my tolerance! Paint finish on our small frame bike has yellowed. Odd as it's been in storage and only covered a few miles. I'll address this on warranty when I have time, cosmetic only. Internally routed cables rattle like crazy, even on the road. An easy fix but you need to be able to strip the rear brake cable and set this up again after sleeving the internal bit of cable with a piece of inner tube. Why the bike isn't supplied like this is beyond me as it's probably the most common issue cited in the reviews I've read. Claris groupset, clunky but sturdy. Be aware that it requires frequent adjustment to run optimally. This could be due to my riding style but I'm a little disappointed overall. I will be upgrading in future. Last but by no means least...Mechanical disc brakes on road biased bikes. No. No. NO! The supplied Tektro Lyra's are possibly the worst system I've ever encountered. Stopping efficiency is at times on par with wet steel rims and caliper brakes on a winter's day (for anyone old enough to have felt that fear). If I could switch to Cant's or V's I would but this isn't an option. I'm considering fitting a hybrid hydraulic /cable caliper system to try and improve the position, although this will cost around a third of purchase price again it'll be worth it. Without the in-line secondary levers the bike would be a liability at times (and I'm a very confident road / dirt and ex motorcycle racer, certainly not a novice cyclist). Set up and the near constant need for adjustment is also a nightmare, again a feature of all mechanical discs as I understand them. In summary I think this is a classy frame let down by some of it's budget driven components. A real mark of quality in my view is whether the vehicle is worth spending further money on upgrades or simply getting something else. This bike is definitely upgrade worthy. I've spent more time smiling than grimacing, particularly when I remind myself of the pocket money price paid. Well done 13, keep improving and you'll be a market leader at this rate.Date published: 2016-08-24Rated 4 out of 5 by tempuser from Good starter road bike Having done around 70 miles on it and ironed out most of the kinks in the setup - seat height, rubbing disk, few other items to get it right - I'm impressed with the bike moving from a mtb and hybrid setup. Gears - shift well, don't seem to slip and are easy to use. Brakes- fine, no match for hydrallic mtb but definitely as good as stopping as rim mounted brakes in the dry and prob much better in wet. Performance - generally around 3mph avg faster than my hybrid bike. Not the lightest bike or fastest but gives confidence in its setup. Seat - more comfortable than it looks and not terrible coming from mtb;s. Comes with pedals but put on a pair of shimano a530 pedals which suit the bike well in terms of looks and improve performance/feel when paired up with some mtb sahoes (can walk in them easier off the bike unlike road shoes) Definitely recommend as starter road bike you can use all year with confidence.Date published: 2016-08-18Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great bike I bought this product as my friend introduced me to the world of cyclocross i bought my bike ftom the Mansfield shop had a little bother over the bike to start with but was pleased with the finished product. The bike says its not supplied with peddles but it does !!! I had a set of mtb fitted anyway . The bike it's self is great as use this for the odd commute to work and the odd flash round sherwood pines. I found it a bit odd getting used to the brakes as my last mtb had hydrolic brakes and these on my cyclocross have cables its not got the stopping power of hydrolics. The gears are fine.the bike handles great but the front ends a bit Skiddy in the mud . But all in all a great bike and excellent value for money and would recommend this bike to anyone looking for value first time cyclocross .ps it's as good on the road as it is off road brilliant.Date published: 2016-08-11Rated 1 out of 5 by daveboy777 from Should have got a Boardman! Bought this Bike in May this year and overall at first thought i was on to a winner. I'll give it's due the gearing is alright. But when braking the forks judder you can watch them move the cables rattle through the frame and to top it off i need to replace the back wheel as the spokes keep braking. to say this is a tough bike it has not handled urban cycling well!Date published: 2016-08-10Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Love It I have had the bike for a week and cycled almost every day. The bike is easy to ride and the brakes work well in wet weather. The gears are easy to use too. I am 174cm and inside leg is 33" I chose the 54cm frame and it fits well. The one thing I don't like as much is the seat, it is a unisex bike, but I think the seat is a males. So not that comfortable if you are a female - but easy enough to swap. A few people have reviewed this bike saying the cables rattle, they do, but it isn't too annoying/noisy and it looks tidy.Date published: 2016-08-03Rated 5 out of 5 by EmilyEmily from Great bike, especially for the price After messing around with a lot of second-hand bikes, I finally decided that I wanted to get a decent bike that would work well for commuting to work and around the city, as well as some more adventurous stuff when I have some time off. To start with I was drawn in by the price (really good compared to most cyclocross bikes), but I've totally fallen in love with it. It rides really well on roads and is more than capable of dealing with some tougher stuff too; I've had it out on some pretty rough tracks and it's done remarkably well. I'm dead pleased with it so far and am really looking forward to some more adventures with it! Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a versatile, tough bike at a good price.Date published: 2016-07-30
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