Category Archives: Reviews

Bike Magazine: “Rest assured, this classic Ti hardtail is modern in all the right ways.”

“These days there are categories-a-plenty, but if someone says that they’re shopping for a “mountain bike”, most of us would picture what we now refer to as a ‘trail bike’. If we use that meaty chunk of the bell curve, the one most of us tend to ride in, then the Flow Motion starts to […]

CX Magazine: “The PDXCX can save you from yourself and get you out of those tight situations unscathed”

“The PDXCX certainly has its place depending on the terrain you plan to ride and race it on. The bike is not necessarily specialized—remember we all used to ride with this geometry—but as ’cross bike designs have changed and we have the chance to ride and compare, nuances and preferences are noticeable.” Read the Full […]

ROAD BIKE ACTION: “The PDXCX is Sage’s cyclocross bike designed specifically for the rigors of racing in the Pacific Northwest.”

Road Bike Action put the PDXCX through the ringer during their time with the bike and they loved it! “Sage Bicycles is one of the industry’s newer bike companies, having been founded in 2012 by David Rosen. With a direct focus on titanium, Sage has pushed to resurrect the metals of old and remind riders […]

PELOTON MAGAZINE: “The PDXCX is not just tailor made for ‘cross, its tailor made for Portland ‘cross – tight, technical and more than likely muddy, very muddy.”

“It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon is ground zero for the Northwest ‘cross scene, so any Portland based brand worth its jig better make a good ‘cross bike. Sage Titanium isn’t actually Portland based, it’s in Beaverton a few miles West of Portland…” Read the Full Review: HERE to see why Peloton Magazine thought the all […]

BIKERUMOR: “It’s different, because Portland cyclocross is, um… different.”

” This season, I called in the big guns, looking for cyclocross bikes actually made for cyclocross racing, not a versatile something-or-other that could work for ‘cross but also for gravel and touring. Bike No. 1 on the list? The all-new Sage Cycles PDXCX, a titanium cyclocross racer hailing from America’s capital of ‘cross, Portland.” Read […]

SOCAL BICYCLIST: “Add ‘Sage Titanium – Barlow’ to the top of your list…”

“There is a discernible push-back against the disposable nature of consumption. It may stem from a societal fatigue caused by ‘fast fashion’ or obsolete iPhones and Fitbits collecting in desk drawers – an expensive display of the FOMO we face in our consumption-driven culture. Minimalism, essential consumption and an appreciation for long-term ownership of a […]


Originally published in Road Bike Action It’s true that while titanium frames were once found in the catalogs of many of the biggest bike brands, they have largely been replaced by carbon alternatives. However, equally true is that there are actually more builders offering titanium frames than one might think. Lighter than steel, more compliant […]


Originally published in the May 2016 Edition of Cyclocross Magazine Our 56cm review sample of the Sage Barlow is beautifully TIG welded of 3 Al/2.5 V titanium alloy with a geometry that mixes elements from a modern ‘cross bike, like 42.5cm chainstays and a 7.0cm bottom bracket drop, with a road racing bike-like long 58cm […]