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Get muddy and enjoy the thrills of cyclocross on the Filter Apex. The steel framed Filter is based loosely around the cyclocross race proven titanium Freezer, but they adjusted the geometry to accommodate full length mudguards and racks to.
|Rear Rack Mounts:||Yes|
|Number of gears:||20|
|Bottle Cage Mounts:||Double|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
|Brake Type:||Cable Disc Brake|
|Chainset type:||Cyclocross Specific|
It’s geometry is also more relaxed making it the perfect commuting machine. However make no mistakes, this is a race ready machine too, with heaps of mud clearance and top of top tube routed cables (out of the way for shouldering). The race inspired Apex is fitted with powerful, all weather, disc brakes, a key step forward in making these ‘cross machines even more commuter friendly.
Each Filter Apex is fully built, tested and tuned by Wiggle's team of qualified bike mechanics to ensure you're bike arrives in perfect condition.
Cyclocross bikes are similar to road bike, they are lightweight, with narrow tyres and drop handlebars. However, they also share characteristics with mountain bicycles in that they utilize knobby treaded tyres for traction, and cantilever style brakes for the clearance needed due to muddy conditions. They have to be lightweight because competitors need to carry their bicycle to overcome barriers or slopes too steep to climb in the saddle. The sight of competitors struggling up a muddy slope with bicycles on their shoulders is the classic image of the sport, although un-ridable sections are generally a very small fraction of the race distance. Cross bikes also make good winter bikes or commuters, their frames have plenty of clearance which allows for mudguards, while the upright angles make them agile around town, meaning you can hit the trails at the weekend and then fit some road tyres and commute on them during the week.
Charge is a British-based cycle brand, drawing on years of experience to create practical and refined bicycles for the everyday cyclist. Cycling has exploded in popularity and so has consumer choice – choosing a bicycle can be confusing, so Charge decided to strip back the product line and launch the three bike categories that define Charge best: the Plug, Grater, and Cooker. The Plug is a multipurpose road bike with progressive geometry and fast-rolling large volume tyres that provide superior comfort, speed and durability. The Grater takes the performance aspects of the Plug frame and adds the functionality benefits of mudguards and flat bars for urban use. The all-new Cooker bikes are designed around the new 27Plus wheels – blending the speed and rollover of a 29er, the cushioning of a fat bike tyre and the quick agility of a 27.5, all with unparalleled grip on any terrain. This is the new standard in off-road biking.
|Size Guide (Charge Filter Road Bikes)|
|Frame Size||Rider Height (cm)||Inside Leg (cm)|
|X-Small||155 - 163||71 - 76|
|Small||163 - 170||73 - 78|
|Medium||170 - 178||76 - 81|
|Large||178 - 183||78 - 83|
|'Size matters! That's why at Wiggle we measure each of our bikes to build accurate size charts for our customers. Our qualified team of mechanics then individually check each order against measurements supplied by you to ensure the size chosen is correct. Another reason you can have complete confidence when buying a bike from Wiggle!'|
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