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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): 12.2kg 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.Rated 1 out of 5 by Nickname1487 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. 30 August 2016Rated 4 out of 5 by barmonkey 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. 24 August 2016Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer 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. 11 August 2016Rated 1 out of 5 by daveboy777 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! 10 August 2016Rated 5 out of 5 by EmilyEmily 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. 30 July 2016Rated 4 out of 5 by Jerry55 Excellent All rounder I already have a couple of carbon frame road bikes, but I was looking for an all rounder that I could use on the many of the cycle routes away from the traffic. I loved the look of the 13 Innate alpha. It is aluminium and heavier than I am used to but it is designed to take a little more punishment. I am 5' 8" tall with a 30" inside leg, I chose the smallest 51.5 cm frame. Even this feels quite big, and the stand over height does not give much margin for error. The 8 speed rear cassette is Ok for most use and gear separation is fine. The 11-30 rear and 50-34 front make this nearly as fast as my road bikes, and pretty good on the climbs. I would have preferred Shimano 105 gear levers and derailleur system not because there is a problem with the Claris but I am not keen on the cable out the side of the brake levers. The wheels and tyres are fine and I love the internal cable routing. The issue spoken about by previous reviews regarding the cables rattling does not occur on my bike, I can see they now fit uncut cable ties to the internal cables. I have fitted dual clipless and standard pedals so on a longer ride I can clip in, or if I want to pop to the shops in my trainers I can. The front disc brake on the first bike that came for me was out of true and could not be set up by the Guys in the shop, so another bike was sent and this one was fine. I am very pleased with my 13 and think it is a cracking bike for the money. 23 July 2016Rated 4 out of 5 by JTVelo Love it! After researching specs of a few entry-level CX bikes I went for the Innate Alpha. I'm a cycle coach and racer who wants to get into CX. The bike looks great and is silly good value for money. Bikes with Alu frames, Alu bladed forks and mechanical discs seem to cost a couple of hundred more than the Innate Alpha and it even comes with crosstop brake levers. Yes it's a bit heavy, and to race 'cross I'll be swapping the compact double for a CX chainset but I love it. It rides like a dream. I'm 181cms and the 56 fits me really well. I've thrashed it on and off road and it takes it all on. 08 July 2016Rated 4 out of 5 by roadrampage2016 Didnt need an MTB but wanted to go fast off road, Ive been looking for a Cyclocross bike for a while now, Im a roadie but wanted something i could mount mudguard on and go off road to mix up my trainer bit, after a google search, i stumbled across the Innate Alpha, at £399 and better spec then the £50 more VooDoo, I cant say im impressed with bike set up, i generally prefer them boxed, but this came built and checked, Gears needed setting up and the brakes front and back were badly adjusted. Be fair to the bike tech at Halfords i did say id be rechecking the bike when i got it home for my own comfort and safety. Anyway back to the bike, i think its going to be a value member of my stable, loads of reviews mention cable slap and poor braking, if youve just come off a road bike the cable operated disks are a massive improvement and when set up properly and the disk cleaned in white spirit to clean off any storage oil/film it they work great . As for cable slap, its a common problem with internally routed cables, loads of info online to sort this. You do get what you pay for but with a few minor upgrades this will be a good novice Cyclocross bike or Commuter. 08 July 2016
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