Test CW Dash – Bike Magazin | Edition 3/2020 (Print)
Even the first glance of the Dash underlines the consistently unique approach that the Thuringians are pursuing with their 27.5-inch enduro. Not only the production in Germany, but also the design of the supported single-pivot makes the frame with 163 millimeters of suspension travel very special. For a lower center of gravity, the linkage levers are hidden underneath the damper and are accessible through the cutouts in the milled part. This looks unusual, but it also works very well on the trail. The rear end of the Crossworx responds very sensitively and sticks to the ground on rough downhills. This guarantees a first-class traction. Even hard landings after blunt drops swallows the tail very well without going on block. On the other hand the rear end pumps a little in the cradle step. But the easily accessible platform of the shock absorber effectively ensures calm and propulsion in long uphills. The Dash rides very balanced. The deep bottom bracket gives the feeling of being well integrated into the bike, even with the small wheels. The Dash thus conveys a lot of safety in the terrain. In tight corners and when lifting the front wheel, the Dash can take advantage of 27.5 inches. With 429 chainstays it will willingly go around corners. The absolute rigidity (61 Nm/mm) of the aluminium frame is also impressive.
Optics, rear end and handling of the Dash are absolutely impressive and make you really happy on the trail. This makes the Enduro from Thuringia very confident despite its small wheels.
The Crossworx Dash is the first enduro-fully of the small Thuringian bike manufacturer Crossworx Cycles, which has a direct start made to measure. The chic aluminium bike not only attracts attention with its appealing lines and the sophisticated rear end design, but can also convince with excellent riding characteristics. Especially the sensitive rear end, which generates a lot of traction and smooth running, was able to inspire us. If you are looking for a German-made enduro bike that you don’t see on every corner, the Crossworx Dash is a hot new candidate.
For us the CrossWorx CW Zero One is an optimal bike for longer tours, fun hometrails rounds or people who once again want to improve their technique in technical terrain. The bike is a kind of all-round carefree package, which convinces with sophisticated geometry, harmonious component selection and clever detail solutions. The goal to keep the rider on the trail more than in the workshop the CW Zero One fully satisfied!
With the CrossWorx CW Zero One presents the thuringian bike brand a more than successful debut: The sophisticated features with their component mix from the entry-level to mid-priced segment is absolutely ready for the trail – and the price-performance is absolutely acceptable for the small quantities. The very downhill-heavy geometry makes the CW Zero One a real trail rocket, without restricting the ability to tour too much. Our only downside is the maximum sprocket size of 32 teeth.