We were very excited to bring the Crossmachine CXA01 into the SG line-up based on one word alone: versatility. One of the key attributes we look for in an alternative surface bike is versatility. Don’t be fooled by the name Crossmachine: this bike is designed to do much more than race cyclocross. Though at home on even the messiest racecourse, the Crossmachine really caught our attention due to the geometry that it shares with the BMC Granfondo as well as the removable fender and rack mounts. Using Sports Garage algebra, endurance build plus rack mounts equals adventure bike. Not only versatility but value come into play with this bike, combining an aluminum fork with the CX01 carbon fork. Honestly, we wish we could change the Crossmachine’s name; maybe something like the Exploremachine. We carry this bike less because it is an ideal cross racer’s set-up, and more because it is perfectly suited for gravel adventurers…who sometimes race cross.