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You can feel the nervousness lying over the racing field, everyone is waiting for the race to start. What tactics will be used, what groups will form and how strong is the opponent? In just a few moments, things will get serious. You have full control over your bike, you can be sure that everything will run perfectly. You close your eyes for a moment and take a deep breath before the race begins. Once you are infected with the cycling virus, it’s hard to get rid of it – our manager Erwin Rose is the best example for this. He has been an active road cyclist and a promoter of our fascinating kind of sport for many decades. His racing experience as well as the experiences of a large number of ROSE team riders make our bikes better and better – such as the X-LITE and the XEON CRS/RS line. We are captivated by the sporting competition of man against man, team against team. The concept that the fastest cyclist is also the best cyclist is both merciless and brilliant. This fascination is our motivating force.
Push the limits with the X-LITE CRS STÖLTING Team Replica - whether it is the technical limit, your own limits or the weight limits. 6800 grams UCI-compliant – equipped with high-end parts, you will feel like a rider of a PRO team. This is no wonder given that an extremely successful team also uses this racer on the race tracks: Team Stölting Service Group. Cycling pros like Fabian Wegmann, Linus Gerdemann or Gerald Ciolek rely on the X-LITE CRS – which we offer in an exclusive STÖLTING edition. The Team Replica comes with a High Modulus Aerospace Carbon Fibre T30/40 frame and has a weight of approx. 920 grams. Shimano's Dura-Ace 9000 is used for braking and shifting – for many people, this is the world's best mechanical shifting system. A Rotor Inpower 3D crank ensures best power measurement, Ritchey WCS carbon parts represent the bike's hardware and a shock-absorbing FlexLogic seat post, an ergonomic Evo Curve handlebar as well as a C-220 stem will catapult you to the top. The bike's wheels are also pro-like, the DT Swiss RC55 Spline clincher tyres stand out for an aerodynamic design and best Swiss quality! Do it like the pros!
The X-LITE CRS-3000 allows for a perfect start! Based on a top frame, the bike comes with racing components that open up all possibilities. The Shimano Ultegra 6800 groupset used really is a secret weapon regarding performance and reliability and what’s more, it is available at an attractive price. It features the same technical innovations as the top groupsets. The beautiful cockpit comes from the company Ritchey, just like the well-designed Ritchey WCS Carbon Monolink FlexLogic seat post. The carbon seat post has a special system to mount a saddle and allows for a precise adjustment of saddle position and angle. Moreover, an extra wide three-bolt saddle clamp reduces the stress for carbon seat stays. The magazine RoadBIKE writes in the issue 04/2015: “Incredibly lightweight, lightning-fast and direct: The Rose impresses road cyclists and offers high comfort on tours – this bike with top features is the clear test winner.”
Enjoy the advantages of an electronic shifting system right from the start – Di2 from the start! Lightning-fast, precise and defined shifting processes as well as free programmability thanks to the included software – the X-LITE CRS-3100 Di2 offers drivetrain technology of tomorrow. Based on the mechanical Shimano Ultegra, the Ultegra Di2 shifting system is only slightly heavier and offers a whole new shifting dimension. Moreover, the bike comes with elegant DT Swiss wheels. The R 20 Dicut stand out for a low weight and top-level technology. The rims are welded and tubeless ready; ultra-stiff New Aero Nail Head spokes offer stability and smooth running – and all this at a weight of a mere 1500 grams per pair. In issue 5/2015, the TOUR magazine chose the X-LITE CRS-3100 Di2 as the test winner with a grade of 1,5 (excellent)! It further states: “The lightest bike tested comes with a Di2 shifting system [...]. The test riders were thrilled by the bike's agile behaviour. The contact points on saddle and handlebar were also highly praised."
Extremely lightweight thanks to High Modulus Aerospace Carbon Fibre T30/40 frame and equipped with sophisticated parts: Our X-LITE CRS-4000 moves into the lead! No other than Shimano’s best mechanical road groupset embellishes the bike – the Dura-Ace 9100 – full of technical innovations, beautifully designed and absolutely lightweight. The extremely stiff crank with only four arms surely is just one of the many highlights. The Ritchey cockpit is ultra-light and strong – it combines a low weight with good ergonomics. The Ritchey WCS Evo Curve handlebar is the perfect match to the Ritchey WCS C220 stem. The top handlebar is wing-shaped and allows for a comfortable grip position, which primarily has a positive and energy-saving effect on long climbs. "Thanks to the use of a Dura-Ace groupset and light DT Swiss wheels, the bike only weighs 6.3 kilograms. As a result, the bike is as agile and nippy as a pro bike."
Out of the box and into the race! The X-LITE CRS-4400 offers racing technology par excellence. With this bike you can ride onto the podium! The frame that is only slightly heavier than 900 grams is equipped with carefully selected technology combined with a SRAM Force 22 groupset. The groupset of the American manufacturer of components offers great features and excellent ergonomics, as well as numerous technical highlights. Moreover, the X-LITE CRS-4400 rolls on very attractive wheels from the Swiss company DT Swiss. The R 20 Dicut wheels are lightweight and of highest quality. In addition, they are tubeless ready and offer welded rims as well as extremely stiff New Aero Nail Head spokes. The latter offer stability and smooth running – at a weight of around 1500 grams per pair.
Bella Italia! For all those who do not want to do without the legendary reputation and quality of the world-famous brand Campagnolo, the X-LITE CRS-5000 is just the right choice. This bike comes with a Campagnolo Chorus groupset which is a true classic. Nevertheless, the drivetrain is more modern than ever before and impresses with numerous technical highlights, such as the Ultra-Shift technology. It gives the chain wings, as you can move the chain simultaneously up three sprockets and no less than five sprockets down! The wheels are Italian, too: The Campagnolo Zonda wheels are assembled by hand, tubeless ready and beautifully laced. They offer great torsional and lateral stiffness, as well as the reliability you would expect from Campagnolo wheels.
The X-LITE TEAM-3000 marks the entry into the X-LITE TEAM family and does not only come with an ultra-light frame, but also with top-class components. Here you can find all the big labels. The shifting systems comes from Shimano and bears the name Ultegra 6800. It features a beautiful, hollow forged aluminium crank that offers high stiffness. Regarding the chainrings, you can choose between 52/36, 53/39 and compact with 50/34 teeth in the configurator – according to your wishes, without any extra charge. The moderate Ritchey WCS cockpit with an Evo Curve handlebar is accompanied by Mavic Ksyrium Pro SL WTS wheels. A lightweight (1355 grams) that provides good acceleration values. That’s how you can turn the top racer X-LITE TEAM-3000 into your personal top racer!
A bike for professional use – at a favourable price. The X-LITE TEAM-3100 Di2 not only stands out for an extremely lightweight frame, but also for an electronic rear derailleur. Experts and skilled riders appreciate the incomparable shifting comfort Shimano’s Ultegra Di2 6870 offers. It shifts precisely, quickly moves the chain from one sprocket to the other and works extremely accurately. Gear changes can be individually programmed; tech geeks and individualists can adjust the system to their heart’s content. The high-quality Mavic Ksyrium Pro WTS wheels are equipped with Zicral spokes for high stiffness and a low weight as well as with matching Mavic Yksion Pro tyres. The so-called WTS system (Wheel-Tyre System) promises a perfect interaction of wheel and tyre.
The X-LITE TEAM-4000 is our highly emotional rational bike – full of state-of-the-art technology at a very reasonable price. The proven High Modulus Aerospace Carbon Fibre T40/60 frame is equipped with Shimano’s gem Dura-Ace 9100 – a congenial relationship with incredible performance. With this groupset, Shimano follows the "Rider Tuned" concept and offers a huge range of different gear ratios. This super package needs a super cockpit by the company Ritchey. Matching the Ritchey WCS C220 stem, the cockpit also features a Ritchey Superlogic Carbon Evo Curve handlebar. This extremely lightweight drop bar is reliably stable thanks to its exclusive monocoque construction. The ergonomic handlebar top offers a perfect grip which primarily proves advantageous on long climbs.
The X-LITE TEAM-4100 Di2 takes its rider into a new dimension of shifting: The gears hardly make any noise when changed precisely and lightning-fast. Moreover, the Di2 drivetrain can be adjusted according to the individual preferences with the help of a software. When choosing a high-end shifting system, the hardware should be of high quality, too. That’s why we have equipped the X-LITE TEAM-4100 Di2 with exclusive Ritchey carbon parts. The Ritchey cockpit including a Ritchey WCS C220 stem and an ergonomic Ritchey Superlogic Carbon Evo Curve handlebar is just as impressive as the Ritchey Superlogic Carbon Monolink FlexLogic seat post. And so the Dutch Fiets magazine had no reason to complain in its issue 7/2015: “Honestly, the Rose is a great bike. Nothing has to be done here. It’s hard to find any weaknesses.”
A thoroughbred competitive bike with great parts – the X-LITE TEAM-4400 already cuts a fine figure on paper! It is specced with a great group, the SRAM Force, that impresses with functionality and a low weight. The rear derailleur in particular is extremely lightweight while also impressing with precise, crisp shifting process and the new AeroGlide pulleys for quiet running. As the name already suggests, the brake levers in ErgoDynamics design are ergonomically designed and offer sophisticated lever reach adjustment. The beautiful Ritchey WCS cockpit is lightweight, well-finished and well-designed. The ergonomic Evo Curve handlebar offers comfort and prevents your hands from becoming numb. The Ksyrium Pro SL WTS wheels by Mavic stand out for good acceleration values. With a weight of 1355 grams, they are a real lightweight and fits in perfectly with the sporty character of the X-LITE TEAM-4400.
Light, lighter, X-LITE TEAM-8800! The bike weighs less than 6000 grams and yet offers best racing performance! The basis for this low weight is a High Modulus Aerospace Carbon Fibre T40/60 frame built with H.O.C. technology. It weighs less than 800 grams and yet is extremely stiff. Let’s talk about the components, let’s talk about SRAM. The Red 22 group presents itself as a tool for pros. Its functionality and design are unparalleled. Ergonomic, lightweight and almost noiseless – and the Yaw technology allows for trim-free shifting in any gear combination! The handlebar-stem combination consisting of Ritchey Superlogic Carbon Evo Curve handlebar and WCS C220 stem are also part of the bike’s professional appearance. The Tour magazine 03/2015 honoured the X-LITE TEAM-8800 CUSTOM as a clear test winner with an excellent rating (1,2) in a test of ultra-light top models: “A lightweight with great riding stability and a sensational fork. A moderate price, equipped for everyday use. Top comfort on saddle and handlebar.”
Our high-performance powerhouse in a wireless version! The same specs as our racer X-LITE TEAM-8800 – except for a little detail that makes a huge difference: This bike comes with SRAM’s new eTap shifting system! This system does not require any cables, wireless is the motto! A completely new switching logic has been implemented, inspired by Formel 1 racing cars. The idea: The right lever shifts up gears, the left one shifts down. The front derailleur is controlled with both levers. Shifting into the wrong gear is almost impossible once you have become familiar with this new system. The shifting process is precise, fast and quite, you’ll discover completely new dimensions. Tested by pro riders on more than 500.000 kilometres, in races and in most adverse weather conditions – professional shifting technology especially for you!
Do you want to finally win your first race? Here’s your bike, the XEON CRS-2000! It takes you where you want to be – to the top. The RoadBike magazine is also impressed and chose the XEON CRS-2000 as the test winner in issue 05/2015 with 95 points: “The ROSE rides as if it was twice as expensive – with great components and a top frame, the genuine racer easily knocks spots off its competitors. Test victory!” The heart of the competitive racer and the entire CRS line is a “High Modulus Aerospace Carbon Fibre T30/40” frame made with H.O.C. technology. It weighs approx. 970 grams and is combined with a lightweight and torsionally stiff “XEON Modulus” full carbon fork. The XEON CRS-2000 features a Shimano 105 5800 groupset that offer sophisticated technology while being reliable and durable. A “ROSE RC-170 Flex Carbon” seatpost offers additional comfort, as it absorbs small bumps to save important energy on long distances. A winning bike!
Our carbon racer with excellent equipment for training and racing: the XEON CRS-3000. Thanks to a well-designed “High Modulus Aerospace Carbon Fibre T30/40” frame, it offers excellent stiffness values, a balance geometry and smooth running at high speeds. The bike features a “Shimano Ultegra 6800” groupset, a high-precision drive with high performance potential. A high-quality Ritchey cockpit serves as a control unit, while the flexing “ROSE RC-170 Flex Carbon” seatpost offers additional comfort. The RoadBIKE magazine 06/2016 also rateds the bike as "OUTSTANDING": "ROSE takes a clear position: The Xeon CRS is a thoroughbred racer. Thanks to high-end wheels, the lightweight accelerates faster than all other bikes in the test. It offers crisp and precise handling as well as agile cornering."
A real high-end racer at an attractive price – the XEON CRS-4400 is designed for the podium. This bike sets high professional standards and is specced with numerous finest parts. From a high-quality “DT Swiss R 23 Spline” system wheelset via the well-designed Ritchey cockpit including ergonomic handlebar through to a flexing carbon seatpost. A special mention should go to the excellent “SRAM Force 22” group. A little gem of bicycle technology: lightweight, with impressing shifting performance and made of high-quality materials. The crankset is strong and yet weighs less than 700 grams. The carbon arms are hollow, feature the Exogram technology and turn every pedal stroke into propulsion. SRAM’s DoubleTap levers offer precise and crisp shifting as well as intuitive handling and turn every gear change into a real pleasure.