Sklar Bikes: Purple ‘Cross with Ultegra 6800 Dec 17, 2014


I have a penchant for purple bikes and even though ‘cross is almost done for the year, it doesn’t mean we can’t keep oogling bikes like the latest from Adam Sklar.

This frame is built from OX platinum with a 44mm headtube and 142×12 spacing. This offers a stiff rear end, but an ovalized top tube bent stays offer compliance when needed. Not a lot of cross bikes have internal top tube cable routing, but this one totes it with pride.

To round it out, Adam’s client is running Ultegra 6800 with Shimano mechanicals and a Stans/DT wheelset.

I love it when bikes are built with practicality in mind. See more at Sklar’s Flickr.

  • Sam Haraldson

    This is my bike polo bike. Thank you for sharing a picture of it.

    • Corrine Malcolm

      But it’s not your bike… It’s my bike.

      • Sam Haraldson

        How come I never see you at Bike Polo?!?

      • John Watson


        • Corrine Malcolm

          One of the best things about my bike (besides it obviously being purple) is how well Adam and I made it fit me. It’s designed to not only excel in crazy cross racing conditions, but also to act as my gravel grinder as well! Be jealous, I’m one lucky girl.

          • Sam Haraldson

            Well if it’s not getting used for bike polo, will it be at the 2015 running of the “Morganzo 55: Double Nickels on the Grime”?

          • Corrine Malcolm

            I don’t see bike polo in my future, but if I’m not racing something else, the Morganzo 55 will happen.

          • Sam Haraldson

            You can at least beat Sklar since your bike has gears.

  • Scott Felter

    From the way I see it, Adam is a genius. And he’s only like 21…look out!

    • Sam Haraldson

      The kid’s got class.

  • mr. apodaca APODACA

    purple beast!!