Trentino CXD: Sensa’s new disc braked ‘crosser

The Trentino CXD is a brand new model from Sensa for 2016. It’s their first ever disc brake equipped cyclocross bike.

Price: £1,283 for CXD Ultegra, £1, 485 for CXD Force1

Check out the Sensa Trentino CXD bikes on Merlin Cycles

sensa trentino cxd force1

CXD = cyclo cross disc.

As its name suggests, the bike is inspired by Sensa’s regular high-end aluminium Trentino road bike. The frame is Superlite Y-9 Alloy Triple Butted tubing like the Trentino but with totally different geometry and tubing that’s been optimised for the demands of cyclocross.

The fork is a full carbon affair with a tapered steerer and very generous tyre clearance.

Away from the cyclocross race course the CXD is designed to be able to turn its hand to other things. There’s clearance to run fat road tyres. There are mudguard mounts on the frame and the fork.

The CXD will make for a might fine commuter bike. It can also be used for a bit of the old gravel or adventure riding that’s been in the press so much this year.

sensa trentino cxd ultegra

Available in single-ring Sram Force drivetrain or double-chainring Shimano Ultegra set-up. We can’t wait to sling our leg over one of these. They look the buisness!

That’s enough blather. Let’s just have a load of pics!

Front disc brake of the Sensa Trentino CXD Force1

Front disc brake of the Sram Force1 version.

Rear disc brake of the Sensa Trentino CXD Force1

Rear disc brake is located inside the rear triangle.

Sram Force rear mech of the Sensa Trentino CXD Force1

Firmly sprung clutch rear mech to prevent the chain bouncing off.

Sram Force chainset on the Sensa Trentino CXD Force1

Just the one chainring up front.

 

Front end of the Ultegra equipped Sensa Trentino CXD

Front end of the Ultegra equipped CXD.

Sensa Trentino CXD fork clearance

Healthy amount of room in there.

Front hub and disc rotor of Sensa Trentino CXD Ultegra

Front disc rotor of the Ultegra CXD. DT Swiss wheels feature on both bikes.

Pressfit bottom bracket of the Sensa Trentino CXD Ultegra

Big ol’ pressfit BB area.

Full profile shot of the Sensa Trentino CXD fork

Full profile shot of the fork.

Cockpit pic of the Sensa Trentino CXD Ultegra

Cockpit pic of the CXD Ultegra.

Supra saddle and seatpost on the Sensa Trentino CXD

As with most Sensa bikes the finishing kit comes from Supra.

Rear stays on the Sensa Trentino CXD Ultegra

The rear stays. Classic.

Sensa Trentino CXD Ultegra head tube

The front end again. Note the reinforced tubing on the top of the top tube and on the underside of the down tube. Ready for aggro!

Check out the Sensa Trentino CXD bikes on Merlin Cycles

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