2014 Dawes Lightning Cross
Cyclocross Bikes

(Now Upgraded to Triple Cranks)
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Limited Stock available now, with NEW Triple Cranks and factory Stealth treatment

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Shimano Sora/2200, 24 Speed CycloCross Bikes
2014 Dawes
Lightning Cross
SALE $499.95 (List $1195)
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CrMo Blade Cross Fork
Compact Crank
Aluminum Frame+Rear Rack mounts
Aluminum Bar, Stem, DA28 Wheels


Save up to 60% Off List Prices
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Compare to $1,200 Trek or Specialized

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Black Sizes
Yellow Sizes
Cross Size Geometry Chart
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This bike comes 90% assembled. If you don't feel confident working on your bike, we suggest you take it to a local bike shop for final assembly & safety checks. How much Assembly? CLICK HERE for sample assembly instructions and videos CLICK HERE for a special price on the full Video DVD/CD and Folding Mini ToolKit

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Cyclo Cross is Sunday morning bike-race madness. It's all the fun you can stand. Lap after lap around a dirt course you can't entirely ride; You've got to run some of it with your bike on your shoulder. That is what makes the Lightning Cross such a versatile bike - it has to be fast, durable, light and capable in nearly all conditions and THAT makes it the perfect bike for everyday, fast, durable riding in most any condition.

Now upgraded to 24 Speeds, the Shimano Sora/2200 equipped Lightning Cross is the ULTIMATE all purpose Dawes bike for 2014. The frame is made from specially shaped aluminum alloy tubing, custom butted and shaped with an engineered downtube.

CrMo FORK
, advanced Straight Blade design, Cross-specific model with a 1.125" steerer

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Truvativ Triple
CRANKSET
Gives you a very wide gear range to tackle nearly any situation

REAR RACK MOUNTS
make this the perfect all purpose commuter or cross-town bike

The components are carefully chosen to withstand the rigors of cyclocross or your daily commute. The TruVativ Cranks are perfectly geared for almost any wicked course or cross-town latte run with 30/42/52T chainrings and sealed bearing bottom bracket.

A Dawes Lightning Cross is an incredibly versatile bicycle.
Nearly as effective off-road as a mountain bike and way more fun. Put smooth-tread tires on it and it makes a great road bike. Put lights a rear rack and fenders on it and ride it to and from work or to and from Yellowstone.

WHY IS THE PRICE SO LOW? We sell these directly from Dawes USA's factory warehouse. Factory direct sales means you get prices that are near to wholesale.

If you can only have one bike...Get the Lightning Cross
FACTORY DIRECT PRICING $499
(List $1195)

QTY'S ARE VERY LIMITED -  PRICE INCLUDES UPS GROUND TO 48 STATES

Limited quantities - some sizes are available now
Please pull down the selection menu to see available sizes and colors

General Size Guide
50cm - 5'4" to 5'6"
52cm - 5'6 to 5'8"
54cm - 5'8" to 5'10"
56cm - 5'10" to 6"
58cm - 6" to 6'2"
60cm - 6'2" to 6'4"
62cm - 6'4" to 6'6"


This is a general guide, please consult the geometry chart.
Sizing is a personal preference, the final choice is up to you.
Between sizes? Size up for higher bars, more casual riding / longer arms/torso.
Size down for lower bars, more aggressive riding; short arms/torso

 

 

Main Frame 7005 Aluminum alloy with shaped down tube, Classic HeadTube, Double water bottle mounts
Rear Triangle SuperCustom butted and tapered 7005 series aluminum forged road dropout with replaceable derailleur hanger REAR RACK BRAZE-ONS
Fork Dawes Straight-Blade CrMo Cross fork
(STEERER 1.125 inch) with front fender mounts
Crankset TruVativ Touro, TruShift 30/42/52T Chainrings
Bottom Bracket TH sealed bearing
Pedals Traditional Toe Clip and Strap as shown
Front Derailleur Shimano 2200 FD2200
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora 3400SS
Shifters Shimano 2200 8-speed (24 gears total)
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano HG50 8-speed, 12-25T
Chain KMC Z-72 8 Speed
Front Hub  Formula Aluminum rubber contact sealed bearing
Rear Hub Formula Aluminum rubber contact sealed bearing
Spokes 32fr/32rr, 14g Stainless, Front is Radial Laced
Rims Alex DA28 w/CNC Sidewalls 6061 T6 Aluminum
Tires Kenda Kwicker Cross, 700 x 30c or 32c (NoChoice) + presta tubes
Brake Set Tektro Oryx 992AG Cantilever
Brake Levers Shimano 2200 Brake/Shift STI 8 speed (24 gears total)
AND Tektro RL570 Cross Top Levers (brake from the tops of the bars)
Headset 1.125" Threadless w/ Sealed Ball Bearings
Handlebar Butted Aluminum Road
Stem Kalloy Threadless +/- 10 degree Aluminum
Tape/Grip Custom cork wrap
Saddle UltraLite Racing with Cro-Moly rails
Seat Post Micro-adjust Aluminum, 27.2
Seat Clamp Ultralite alloy, 31.8mm, Lazer etched
Sizes 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm, 62cm| Cross Geometry
Colors Yellow (standard shade of yellow) or GlossBlack More Pics Gallery

          Our low price Saves You Hundreds Compare at $1,200

This bike comes 90% assembled.  
We suggest you take it to your local bike shop for final assembly & safety checks.