Touring - Who makes this type of frame?
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01-31-08, 04:26 AM
I know I've seen one before, but I could be wrong.
I'm looking for a touring frame(or maybe a 29er MTB frame) that has disc brake tabs that are mounted between the chain stay and the seat stay, so it wouldn't interfere with rack eyelets.
Know of any custom frame builders that does frames this way?
01-31-08, 10:27 AM
Were there any other brands out there that do this? I might be getting me a Gunnar.
Don't ask, just get the Gunnar. You'll be happy you did.
01-31-08, 02:47 PM
Devinci makes a touring frame (Caribou) with a disc brake mount that doesn't interfere with the rear rack, although it's behind the seat stay, an extension of the dropout.
01-31-08, 03:16 PM
The Caribou claims "Components can be found anywhere in the world" yet it is equipped with Disk brakes, 700c (presta) wheels and tyres, and STI gear/brakes and a non-tapered square bottom bracket/crankset...
Am I missing something???
I'm just going to run the disc on the front. I figure that is the only place it is really worth it. I can lock up the rear wheel with normal brakes anyway, so I can't see the point to undermining the spokes, carrying the weight, or dealing with any hassles just to do what I can already do. I am probably going to run cantis up front, or conceivably Vs, also. I don't entirely buy the idea of building a heavy touring bike to tandem standards, but I am a believer in 3 brake redundancy. What is good enough for 2 fat fudds I don't know, is good enough for me.
I should add that there are those who do not believe in discs on the front fork of touring bikes under any circumstance. Apparently they can pop the wheel. Presumably some of the same people who don't put liability tabs on their drops, or use sufficiently retentive hube designs, or secondary brakes. Some smart people, though, like Thorn. Just be aware that there are issues that need to be designed around for this to be safe.
I believe the Scott Sub 10 does what you are asking, and it is an amazing bike!
05-12-08, 05:06 PM
The Marin Muirwoods 29er (http://www.marinbikes.com/2008/us/bikes/specs_muirwoods.php) is built to accept fenders and racks. It even has the front rack mounts.
05-13-08, 07:51 PM
The newest On-One Inbred has disc tabs mounted on an impressively long set of chainstays, which makes it an appealing and affordable option for anyone who wants a disc-only touring bike:
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