PDXCX Titanium Cyclocross Bike


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The ’Cross Racer’s ‘Cross Bike

Bring on the tempests. Bring on the muck. Bring on the drops, the roots and the ruts. The PDXCX begs for it all. Born in the heinous mud of the Pacific Northwest and bred on the technical courses of the Cross Crusade, it’s a cyclocross race machine. This is a ‘cross racer’s ‘cross bike.

Drawing inspiration from classic Belgian cyclocross bikes, the PDXCX adds modern touches of refinement to those traditional frame designs. We purpose built the second iteration of this frame to power through mire and slide through greasy corners with precise stability. A lower bottom bracket and shorter chainstays improve handling and snap while preserving the nimble characteristics of the first-generation frame. The bi-ovalized down tube, ovalized top tube and oversized head tube stiffen the front end for the confidence and precision to nail the perfect line. Additionally, the bike uses an updated thru axle to reinforce the rear for nailing apexes or slamming through ruts.

Like the bikes that inspired it, the PDXCX routes cables above the top tube to avoid contamination and preserve shifting performance. Adding our own touch of refined elegance, the second-generation design has Sage Titanium’s patented Cable Clip System (US Patent No. 9,545,975) that uses removable cable stops for external mechanical or stealth, internal Di2 routing. Additionally, the CCS allows for optimized routing for one- or two-by chainring setups.

The bike is bombproof and built to withstand the most diabolical racing and riding conditions. The titanium construction offers a much higher strength-to-weight ratio compared with other metal frames, and the 3/2.5-titanium alloy tubing has exceptional corrosion resistance. Blast every nook and crevice with the power washers—this bike will thrive and shine, not wither and rust. In the event of a scuff, fear not! The raw industrial finish is one of the most durable and repairable of titanium finishes. Any scratches can be buffed out with a Scotch-Brite pad, restoring that lusty, like-new sheen to this burly beauty.

  • Clearance for up 38mm tires
  • Ovalized and shaped tubing for race ready performance
  • 44mm headtube provides razor sharp precision steering
  • Handling is designed for wet/ tight/ technical courses of the Pacific NW where CX is King
  • Stealth fender mounts for increased weather protection during off season training rides
  • Top tube cable routing protects your shifter and brake lines from potential contamination when the conditions get muddy

Cable Clip System (CCS)

Sage Titanium’s Cable Clip System streamlines shift routing with a touch of retro elegance. Officially recognized as US Patent No. 9,545,975, the design combines a single port under the down tube and a removable cable stop that work in harmony to sleekly route internal electronic wires or external mechanical cables. The machined-aluminum clip dovetails with the opening, guiding mechanical cables below the down tube. Ready to switch to an electronic drivetrain? There’s no upcharge for “Di2 compatibility” as the CCS seamlessly converts between mechanical and electronic systems. Removing the clip eliminates external cable stops and cleanly routes wires through the frame. The Oregon-made clasp also uses integrated barrel adjusters for fine-tunable functionality on this tiny chunk of genius.

Bi-Ovalized Down Tube

Snap. Precision. Giddy Up. All Sage bicycles are built upon these principles, and the bi-ovalized down tube is the foundation of these qualities. The oval shape provides a larger weld surface area compared to traditional round tubing. This increased contact patch better resists torsional forces at key locations on the frame. A vertical oval at the head tube junction resists twisting and yields precise steering, and a horizontal oval bonds to the bottom bracket shell, reinforcing lateral strength and preventing side-to-side movement during sharp accelerations. Mash, dive, sprint and swerve—the bi-ovalized down tube handles it all.

3/2.5 Titanium

At Sage, 3/2.5 titanium is the magic material. The smooth riding alloy blends stiffness, durability and weight for the ultimate frame tubing. Titanium has a superior strength-to-weight ratio compared with steel and aluminum, and the fatigue tolerance far surpasses the other materials. Don’t fret long rain rides or brackish water crossings—3/2.5 titanium resists rust and corrosion better than any other metal tubing.

Sleeved Seat Tube

That clean weld on the seat tube isn’t just for looks–it’s the lynchpin of Sage’s sleeved seat tube construction. The design mimics the benefits of double-butted tubing, without succumbing to the drawback of increased stress risers. The thicker wall diameter above the weld creates a stronger junction with the seat stays and top tube, while a thinner wall diameter below shaves grams, maintaining the superior structural integrity of straight-gauge tubing.

Industrial Finish

All Sage frames have a raw finish with the titanium shinning in all its glory. But industrial brushing is not just simple with a sexy shimmer. It’s also practical. The lusty sheen can be polished and renewed time after time. While bead-blasted and high-polished titanium frames have an alternatively classy look, any cosmetic flaws must be fixed by the pros at the paint shop or titanium factory. Should the industrial finish scratch or scuff, simply grab a Scotch-Brite pad to buff out the blemishes. A little elbow grease and DIY initiative brings the bike back to life, giving the frame that polished glow like the day it first rolled onto the doorstep. Or send your frame to us, and Sage will refresh it with a full buff and new set of decals.

English Threaded Bottom Bracket

Classic and classy, the English-threaded bottom bracket reigns supreme over press-fit alternatives. The strong interface between bottom bracket cups and the frame eliminates creaks and maintains alignment that won’t slip or wobble over time. Additionally, installation, removal and service of the design are simply superior. No punching or pressing required. Just thread it, grease it, shred it. Repeat.

Oversized 44-Millimeter Head Tube

Borrowed from the mountain bike realm, the oversized 44-millimeter head tube affords phenomenal front-end stiffness and precision on the road. Press-in headset cups provide a secure interface between frame and cockpit, and the large diameter opening accepts a wide range of steerer tubes, from 1⅛-inch straight to 1⅛–1½-inch tapered and every combination between.

7 reviews for PDXCX Titanium Cyclocross Bike

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    Bill Hall

    PDXCX in the Leaves
    Best cross bike I have ever ridden and owned. Solid feel, quick in all conditions. Let’s you ride with confidence on technical sections ,even better in the muck. Great bike.

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    Jim A

    Swiss Army Knife

    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 Sage Titanium 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.

    Jim A. – Los Angeles, CA.

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    Jon L

    My Sage has joined the exclusive club of bikes I will never get rid of.

    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.

    Jon L. – Ionia, MI

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    Tim S.- Camas, WA

    This true 62cm bike actually fits me!

    I love my Sage Titanium PDXCX. I have owned, raced, and abused more than a dozen Cyclocross bikes over the last 15 plus years I’ve been racing cross and I am done looking for my next bike. My PDXCX is perfect for my needs. From hard pack dry dusty farm crits to deep sticky NW Cascade fudge mud, my Sage has been flawless through all conditions. I love the durability of titanium over carbon; It doesn’t break and it doesn’t rust.

    Beyond Cyclocross, I use my PDXCX as my winter trainer. It takes my wide fenders without any special adapters or clamps and I can run either big road tires or cross tires with plenty of clearance. When someone asked how I like my Sage, I said “It’s the bike I’d keep if I had to have one bike.” Cross, winter road, or single track, I can use this bike for all of it.

    Lastly, at 6′-5” and 210 lbs., this true 62cm bike actually fits me!

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    Harald G.- Vancouver, WA

    My PDXCX has turned my carbon bikes into over-priced dust collectors.

    The Sage Titanium PDXCX is my “Go-To Weapon of Choice” when joining teammates for a ride, racing Cyclocross, or grinding up gravel in foul weather, my trusty steed makes it better.

    The bike is bomb proof and it’s the bike a honey badger would ride. Disc brakes gives me the confidence to scream down gravel roads. An aggressive machine that is beautifully built. It is high performance and a pleasure to ride.

    I ride it from early fall till early summer. Winter miles in the rain, crisp gravel EPICs, muddy races, long mileage days or short commutes, the bike is just so comfy and fun to ride I have a hard time putting it down. My PDXCX has turned my carbon bikes into over-priced dust collectors.

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    Aaron R

    This is the bike I always grab

    I have been riding and racing my Sage Titanium PDXCX for over a year and love this bike. This has been my do it all bike. I race Cyclocross on it during the race season. After the season, it becomes my winter training bike with full fenders. I have even done a hand full of road races on it. It is very stable and is confidence inspiring. Most of my long training rides contain gravel, dirt and pavement, so this is the bike I always grab.

    Aaron R. – Portland, OR

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    Ezra N.- State College, PA

    It’s a bike that I will be riding for many more years to come.

    I have been riding my Sage Titanium PDXCX for nearly two years now, and it’s a bike that I will be riding for many more years to come. It’s hard to imagine wanting anything more out of a cyclocross bike. I’ve ridden my PDXCX on fire roads and tarmac and love it for both, but where it really shines is on the gravel. This bike is smooth and stable at speed, the frame seems to just eat chatter so I don’t feel it (which helps when you’re out for a long day in the saddle), but it also knows how to get up a hill. Confident performance aside, the Sage PDXCX is one of the best looking bikes I’ve seen. The clean, tough lines of the TI frame and the all black component spec on my ride are timeless and badass. I always feel proud and fortunate to pull my Sage down from the roof of my car and swing a leg over.

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Seat Tube - Center to Top48cm50cm52cm54cm56cm58cm60cm
Top Tube Effective52cm53.5cm55cm56cm58cm59.5cm61cm
Seat Tube Angle74.5°74°73.75°73.5°73°72.5°72.25°
Head Tube Angle71.75°72°72.5°72.5°72.75°73°73°
Chainstay Length42.2cm42.2cm42.5cm42.5cm42.5cm42.7cm42.7cm
Front Center57.9cm58.7cm59.6cm60.4cm61.6cm62.3cm63.5cm
Axle to Crown- Fork39.5cm39.5cm39.5cm39.5cm39.5cm39.5cm39.5cm
Offset- Fork47mm47mm47mm47mm47mm47mm47mm
Bottom Bracket Drop64mm64mm62mm62mm60mm60mm60mm
Stand Over74.8cm76.4cm79.2cm81.2cm82.4cm84.3cm86.4cm
Head Tube Length11cm12.5cm14.5cm16cm18.5cm20.5cm23cm

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  • Drivetrain: Dura-Ace R9120 Hydro
  • Fork Options: Enve CX Fork- 12mm Thru Axle
  • Headset + Spacers: Chris King i8 or i7 + CK Spacer Kit
  • Cockpit: Enve (Carbon)
  • Handlebar Tape: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5MM
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  • Handlebar Sizing: 40cm
  • Stem Length: 90mm
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  • Crank Length: 165mm
  • Chainring Gearing: 46/36
  • Cassette Gearing: 11-25
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