Back at Interbike 2018 in Reno, we stumbled across the Poseidon X, an aluminum cyclocross/gravel bike with a Shimano 2x drivetrain for just $599.
The bike offers up a hydroformed 6061 aluminum frame, clearance for 700c x 40mm tires with a Shimano Claris drivetrain and Tektro mechanical disc brakes. At $599, the bike quickly sold out, but don’t fret, the company says it’s getting a new delivery this month.
At the 2019 Sea Otter Classic, the team behind Poseidon was showing off its newest edition, the limited edition Apex 1 Poseidon X.
Sure, this version of the Poseidon X costs $1,399, more than double the original Poseidon X’s price, but you get quite a bit more for the premium you pay.
WTB 650b tubeless wheels and WTB 42mm Resolute tires have you ready for more rugged adventures, while the SRAM 1x11 Apex drivetrain serves up a 1:1 low gear and 1x SRAM Apex simplicity.
The frame is adventure ready, with mounts for four bottles cages on all but the smallest frame size. Want to use racks? There are front and rear mounts.
Wanna go road plus? The Poseidon X is built with that in mind. The company says it can take 650b x 1.9” tires officially, but employees have ridden with 2.0” tires on the smaller wheels and 45mm WTB Riddler tires on 700c rims.
Not interested in either the Shimano Claris or SRAM Apex builds? Poseidon now offers its X as just a frameset due to popular demand. The frameset includes the aluminum frame, a carbon fork with tapered alloy steerer and headset, for $350.
Stay tuned for a full review on the limited edition of the Poseidon X.
For a closer look at the Limited Edition Poseidon X, see the photo gallery below.
More info: poseidonbike.com
All of our coverage of new bikes and products is available in our 2019 Sea Otter Classic archive.