Celtic Cross
For the Race Day Warrior With A Life
Need a bike that needs to be pressed into service on a few different tasks? Tuesday is a hammer-fest ride. Wednesday is a commuter ride and a quick run to the bar. Thursday is an urban night ride with the boys. Saturday is a nice ride on the local singletrack. Sunday is race day. While a cross bike can handle all this responsibility, there is no doubt that it must be ready for race day first and foremost.

I present to you the Celtic Cross. This is the go anywhere, do anything bike of your dreams. If you are only going to own one bike, this is it. Do you love to race cross but don’t like the idea of only riding a cross bike on race day? I have long been an advocate of cross bikes because they are so damn versatile. The Celtic Cross is no exception. Wide seat and chainstays so you have plenty of room to slide a nice fat tire back there if need be. All kinds of configurations are at your disposal. A pure race rig or a do-everyting type of setup.

Now UCI Approved. The Celtic Cross was submitted to the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) for its frame homologation process. The frame was approved and now all Celtic Cross frames come with the UCI Approved tube sticker and are able to be raced in all UCI cross events. In case you care about those kind of things.

Standard Key Features

Columbus Steel Tubing
Unless the specific build calls for something else, we use lugged steel from Columbus for our frames. The Italian steel mill has long been the preferred choice for frame builders because they produce tubes that are lightweight, extremely durable, and offer a range of tube sizes which gives the builder options to choose from for each custom build.
100% Custom 
Part art and part science. This is what the custom experience is all about. You'll work 1:1 with Tim to pull of the details together to create something that is tailor-made just for you. We only work on one bike at a time so while your bike is getting built, Shamrock Cycles is literally only thinking about you how to deliver the bike that you want.
We will provide you with some color options to help guide your decision making but the paint scheme is ultimately up to you. Corby Concepts paints most of our frames and paints the decals on as well. All Shamrock frames are adorned with a beautiful polished Pewter head badge making it clear that you're riding the Lug of the Irish. 
Build Specific Dropouts
Responsive handling and maximum power transfer are some key characteristics that every Shamrock design focuses on. Achieving these characteristics requires purposeful selection of even the smallest of components. We strongly believe that Paragon dropouts are the best out there so feature them on the majority of our builds.

Popular Upgrades

Internal Cable Routing
We'll route the cables differently to suite the bikes intended purpose but if it's a clean look that you're going for, then internally routed cables are something that you might want to consider. There is an additional charge of $150 for this upgrade.
Disc Brakes
Disc brakes are an ideal match for the versatility of the Celtic Cross. They offer more consistent stopping power and superior performance in the rain and other mixed conditions that you're bound to experience on this bike. 
If you want additional braze-ons such as pump peg, chain hanger, rack eyelets, canti studs, etc. there is no charge.  We can work together to 
figure out what you want and don't want. This is a custom build afterall.