Kuota recently revamped its Kross model, designed around its latest technology. The Kross features front and rear thru axles and a new rear triangle to handle the power of mechanical disc brakes, while the beefed-up tubing thickness increases the stiffness and improves the power transfer when sprinting or torqueing up steep climbs. Shimano provides the groupset with its 105 mechanical option and Ritchey supplies the cockpit. The bright-blue paint job will stand out on even the coldest and muddiest of days. The SRP is $2,769.