Marin Cortina AX2
The Marin Cortina AX is built with the aspiring cyclocross or gravel racer in mind with a lightweight Series 4 CX 6061-aluminum-alloy frame. Its Naild NavIt carbon fork with tapered alloy steerer features a fully-butted tubeset with a tapered headtube, chainstay disc-brake mount, raceready geometry and Naild 12.3.9 locking quick-release thru-axles front and rear. The Cortina’s geometry was designed for a dirt-first attitude, with a bottom-bracket height, wheelbase and steering geometry meant for larger-volume 700c tires and off-road speed and stability. The AX2 is equipped with a SRAM Apex 11-speed drivetrain, FSA Gossamer Pro crankset and SRAM Apex hydraulic disc brakes. The SRP is $2,799.