My first ride on the Sage Titanium Barlow was a 100 mile road ride to the coast. I focused on feeling the bike out on climbs, sprints, and in the saddle paceline moments. The geometry is set up to provide a stable ride. Cornering was smooth and crisp while getting out of the saddle to build speed was easy. I forgot about the bike even on the hills as the bike performed perfectly.
The next few long rides found some dirt and gravel. My group and I ventured out on recon trips around various logging roads. The low bottom bracket height provided stability while in the saddle, and even when mashing up fire roads to claim a KOM between friends. It’s no surprise that everyone wanted a turn on the bike when the next hill came….READ MORE
Phil T / Battle Ground, WA
Over the past 25 years of riding I have had many bikes. I have owned my Sage Titanium PDXCX for about 6 months and completed a number of gravel road races on it as well as hundreds upon hundreds miles of training rides. My Sage has joined the exclusive club of bikes I will never get rid of. I am not an engineer or designer so I can’t go into all the details of why the bike rides so smooth and seems to flow so nicely, I just know it does. I may have one of the first Sage Titanium Bicycles in my state, but I know it won’t stay that way for long…READ MORE
Jon L / Ionia, MI
I purchased my Sage Skyline frameset after reading several reviews including ROAD Magazine’s review calling it the Best All-Around Road Bike.I was looking for an alternative to the cookie cutter brands currently on the market. Something that would provide me with race geometry for jumping in the mix in my local crit, yet comfortable enough to do 4-6 hour training rides.
The Skyline has far surpassed every expectation I had for the bike. I thought the oversized seat post would beat me up, but the bike is super comfortable for long rides, yet stiff enough that 1100 Watt sprints are still rewarded. This will not be my last Sage for sure….READ MORE
Tom G / Salt Lake City, UT
I have been racing & riding for over 30 years, and have owned over that many bikes in that time. I am flat out in awe of my Sage Barlow after 6 months of riding it. I’ve now done wet, rainy base miles with fenders mounted, over 1,000 miles of gravel racing and epics, and even single track here and there. I am most impressed with the plush, stable ride downhill while simultaneously being able to carve corners with confidence. If I could keep only one bike in my stable it would be my Barlow as it can do just about anything….READ MORE
Jake V / Sherwood, OR
The “Swiss Army Knife” in my arsenal of bikes. If I am out exploring with no plan or route I take the Sage knowing it can handle just about anything I throw at it. The PDXCX was built for Los Angeles with its aging streets and local mountains which have claimed many of my high end carbon bikes with their abusive profiles.
My commute now incorporates splashes of singletrack and high mountain fire roads; while the descents are like riding on rails. I feel more secure and glued to the ground with the titanium frame. This beast will take a beating with a smile and ask for more. …READ MORE
Jim A / Los Angeles, CA
I’ve been racing on the Skyline now for 2 seasons and I have nothing but good things to say about this bike. As a sprinter, the bike feels incredibly responsive when I put the power down as it holds speed exceedingly well. The suppleness of the titanium makes my sprinting feel way less rigid and much more fluid. That gives me confidence to keep pushing forward.
I’ve also taken the bike on thousands of miles worth of training rides and I’ve never felt any sort vibrating discomfort or experienced “the shakes” after long descents over rough tarmac. I’ve completely forgotten how uncomfortable that used to be on my carbon race bikes, so Thank You SAGE!…READ MORE