It's been a second since I've published a Ride Review but since Brannan Fix had such a great start to his 2021 Elite CX season, I figured I'd run this review of his 2020 Pratt CX bike that I've been sitting on. 2020 was kind of a soft opening for Fix Racing with little racing to be had but Brannan, a Fort Collins native and the 2017 Collegiate Varsity National Cyclocross Champion, came out guns-a-blazing in 2021. He's gone 12, 7, 9, 7 so far this season against the country's best racers. A very brief run-in with a tape stake dislodged him from the lead group on Saturday's Rochester C1 and on Sunday he dropped a chain with 1.5 laps to go in Rochester's C2, dropping him from 5th to 7th. I've got five bucks that say he cracks the top five this coming weekend in either the UCI C1 or C2 in Charm City. 

You can watch the Rochester recaps and the Charm City live streams on GCN. 

Brannan will be racing on two identical, other than paint, Pratt Frameworks frames equipped with Shimano components and wheels. Pratt Frameworks is a custom frame builder out of Providence, RI.

Check out the review below. 


The build: 

Frame: Pratt Frameworks Steel CX Frame 2020, custom geometry ~56cm

Fork: ENVE CX Fork

Rear derailleur: Shimano GRX Di2 Short Cage

Brake levers: Shimano GRX Di2

Brakes: Shimano GRX hydro, 140mm Dura-ace rotors Front and Rear

Shifters: Shimano GRX Di2

Cassette: Shimano HG-801 or Dura-Ace

Cassette gearing: 11-34 or 11-30

Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace threaded BB

Cranks: Shimano GRX 1x 175mm

Chainrings: 42t

Pedals: Shimano XTR 3mm spindle

Chain: Shimano HG-801

Front Hub: Shimano Dura-Ace

Front Rim: Shimano Dura-Ace C40 Tubeless

Front Tire: Donnelly PDX WC

Rear Hub: Shimano Dura-Ace

Rear Rim: Shimano Dura-Ace C40 Tubeless

Rear Tire: Donnelly PDX WC

Saddle: PRO

Stem: ENVE 110mm

Bars: FSA Gossamer 42cm, 8mm reach

Seatpost: FSA SL-K