XWeek: Marin Cortina

This is our 3rd installment of a full week of cyclocross bike features as we approach the ‘cross season. Pictured above is a Marin Cortina, size 56cm, in stock right now and selling for $2200.

Plunk a little over 2 G’s down on this and you’ll get a race ready aluminum cyclocross frame with SRAM Force and Rival components, an FSA Gossamer outboard bearing crank set, Avid Shorty 4 brakes, and some nice colour matched Ritchey bits.

Beauty is (somewhat) subjective but we think you’ll agree that this is one of the prettiest bikes in the shop. Unfortunately you’ll be riding it so fast that no one will see it.