Mekk Alpina CC 2.5 Cyclocross Bike. A paragon of versatility, the Mekk Alpina CC 2.5 cyclocross bike is light enough for competition while being stout enough to tackle all day dirt and gravel grinds with aplomb. Throw some slick tires on it and you've also got the ultimate commuter. Feast your eyes on this 'cross bike's disc specific carbon frame and fork, Shimano 105 10 speed components, plus Shimano BR CX77 mechanical disc brakes it all adds up to the ultimate all around performer. Inspired by the sloppiest Euro 'cross conditions imaginable, the disc brake specific carbon fiber frame features incredible mud clearance plus internally routed shift cables to keep the drivetrain muck free and running smooth. Carbon fiber ensures the weight is kept to a minimum while supplying incredible stiffness and strength. Add in a high ground clearing bottom bracket flowing into Mekk's snake stay chainstays and you've got the perfect platform for optimum power transfer. Up front there's a disc specific carbon fork that also helps shave grams while ensuring confident handling over any terrain. Shimano's superb 105 groupset delivers a perfect 10 for value, craftsmanship, and performance in its 10 speed configuration. You'll be blown away by how well this stuff works as so much functionality, precision, and reliability has trickled down from big brothers Dura Ace and Ultegra. The shifterbrake levers, front derailleur, rear derailleur, and crankset all fly the 105 flag and if these parts were logo free you'd be hard pressed to distinguish their performance from their much higher priced Shimano siblings. Shimano makes superb disc brakes, too, and the Alpina CC 2.5 has their BR CX77 mechanical disc brakes on board for the ultimate in all weather stopping power. Mekk's house brand Saturae aluminum disc wheels are plenty tough and feature a disc specific rim that's also perfect for larger volume cyclocross tires. Rounding out the build are Saturae aluminum handlebars, stem, and seatpost for light weight and strength while a bit of Italy in San Marco's ERA Start Power saddle ensures you'll be riding in both style and comfort in the woods or on the road. Mekk is the brainchild of Mark Edwards ME and Ken Knight KK, a pair of Brits with extensive experience in high performance cycling at both the racing and production end of the spectrum.