Trigon XQC01 Cyclo-cross

Trigon XQC01 Cyclo-cross
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Trigon XQC01 Cyclo-cross Bike

 

January 2013

 

Taiwanese company, Trigon have long been one of the main manufacturers of other companies’ frames. Although that’s still the mainstay of their business they have used that expertise to create their own range of bikes. We are very familiar with their RQC29 road frame, which is super stiff yet remarkably comfortable, and so were excited to check out this, the full carbon Trigon XQC01 cyclo-cross frame.

 

Trigon XQC01 Cyclocross frame
Trigon XQC01 Cyclocross frame

 

The frame is a monocoque with oversized, ‘trapezoidal’ tubing made from Trigon’s Venus C8 advanced composite material. Trigon claim that the trapezoidal shape provides greater stiffness. The weight for this 52cm frame is spot on at around 1070g and the 45mm rake, XC07 fork, this time with ‘oversized and dynamic’ trapezoidal blades, is another 465g.

 

Trigon XQC01 cyclocross head tube
Trigon XQC01 cyclocross head tube

 

The head tube is a tapered 1 1/8″ to 1.5″ design, again for greater stiffness and strength, and is mated to a very sturdy looking full carbon front fork.

 

Trigon XQC01 bottom bracket
Trigon XQC01 bottom bracket

 

This example has a beefy looking oversized BB30 bottom bracket cluster, though Trigon do make the frame in a variety of other BB configurations.

 

Trigon XQC01 seat stays
Trigon XQC01 seat stays

 

At the rear end the gently curving seat stays and very deep trapezoidal chainstays end in integrated carbon dropouts.

 

Trigon XQC01 rear drop outs
Trigon XQC01 rear drop outs

 

The photo below shows the frame with Trigon’s CWC38 clincher carbon wheels and some spare parts we chucked on it to determine sizing and set-up. This model is designed for cantis but there is a disc brake specific model designated the XQC02.

 

Trigon XQC01 test build
Trigon XQC01 test build

 

We are pretty excited to get this frame built up and out in the mud. We are not totally sure of the exact build spec that the Trigon will end up with but we’ll keep you posted with a ‘build article’ and report back with a full review as soon as its ready.

 

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