Gear Spotlight: 6 Upgrades from locally brewed cSixx Components

Based in Woodstock Cape Town and shipping across the globe, cSixx Bicycle Components manufacturers after-market products for the road, gravel and mountain bike scene. We picked six components from their current lineup that we think are hot for gifting.

Marathon Racer | cSixx XCM 6Series Wheels

6 upgrades from csixx
Performance on a budget.

When it comes to performance upgrades, nothing beats investing in a more efficient wheelset. The cSixx 6 Series XCM Wheelset with Hope Pro 4 Hubs, Triple Butted Pillar Spokes and brass nipples, is one of the top ‘under R20k’ carbon wheelsets on the market. The rim’s inner diameter is an on-trend 30mm which promises grip and the versatility to run 2.25″ or 2.4″ tyres to suit the trails and the way you ride. Those hubs will run fast, for decades. Tipping the scales at just under 1800grams, they have enough strength to withstand your backcountry loops or the unseen jank at a Marathon Race. Learn more

MTB | cSixx Derailleur Cage

6 upgrades from csixx
Crispy shifting.

Machined from a solid block of 6082 aluminum, The cSixx Cage bolts onto most derailleurs and is designed to crisp up the shifting. Those who ride it – love it. The stiffer platform weighs just a few grams more than the original part and is designed to increase derailleur lifespan and improve shifting in all conditions. Available as a Cage, or Cage with pulley wheels, in a raw or black finish. Learn more

MTB, eMTB & Gravel | cSixx Quick Link Top Cap

6 upgrades from csixx
Powerlink storage.

A spare chain link is the last thing you think you’ll need – until you do. Some damn smart South African engineering by cSixx incorporates them links into the top cap of your stem. The unit clicks together with tight tolerances and is secured in place with six tiny, yet powerful magnets. The cSixx Top Cap retails at under R400 and is available in a variety of finishes. Check out their custom program that allows you to include your riding mojo or company branding — now that’s cool. Learn more

XC, XCM, Trail, eMTB & Gravel | cSixx FOAMO

6 upgrades from csixx
Wheel and tyre protection.

Out in the country, when the sh*t hits the fan, we all know that tyres slice and rims break. The cSixx FOAMO is a protector that mounts inside your wheel and absorbs the energy of sharp edge impacts that can destroy tyres and wheels. Available in a Skinny, Wide or Extra-Wide size the FOAMO is ideal for Gravel, Marathon or Trail riders who want the freedom to rally without fearing a mechanical. The FOAMO features a U-shaped profile to prevent rotation when braking and is shaped to maximize sealant and airflow. They ‘hover’ outside of the bead cavity and valve area which makes installation super easy. Learn more

Aggressive Riding | cSixx Enduro Guide

6 upgrades from csixx
Because chains do drop.

Dropping a chain is never a good thing. It could jam between the frame and chainring and damage your paintwork and/or kink the chain. If you are rolling all the A-lines and smashing the gnarly lines you’ll be better off running a chain guide and chainring bash guard. The guide (or top unit) prevents the chain from dropping and the bash guard (lower piece) protects your chain and chainring during rock strikes and the like. The cSixx Enduro Guide is perhaps the most refined product within the cSixx stable. It is a lightweight unit, available in 3 sizes that bolts onto just about any frame. Highly recommended for gravity-biased riding. Learn more

MTB | cSixx Derailleur Pulley Wheels

6 upgrades from csixx
Sealed cartridge bearings reduce drag.

The cSixx Derailleur Pulley Wheels are a CNC machined aluminum unit with a sealed (and replaceable) cartridge bearing designed to decrease chain drag and improve chain retention. Installation is easy and once fitted you’ll notice the shifting is just that much more crisp and sharp. Available for 11 and 12-speed, SRAM or Shimano mechs. We love the large cutouts which reduce the build-up of grease and the resulting wear. Learn more