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Old 03-14-09, 03:04 PM   #1
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Disc Compatible AL Cyclocross Frames & Hubs to Go With Them

Did some searching and couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm looking to do a CX build and want to go with disc brakes. I'm looking for an aluminum frame/carbon fork (fine with buying a fork seperate from the frame). Wondering what the options are out there as far as disc specific AL frames (would consider something with canti mounts and disc mounts if the frame/price is right). 135 spacing would be a plus, since it seems a lot of the hubs i'm looking at come that way (white industries, ck, phil, xtr, etc). Haven't been able to find a lot of hubs in the 130 spacing, any reco's? so far i've found the velocity 130 disc hubs and rather $$ axles to make ck's 130.
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Old 03-14-09, 07:26 PM   #2
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http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._200274_200334

I built up one of these with Avid BB7 road disks. I love it. You can often get the frame for $110 with discounts and on sale. They also sell a carbon fork with disk tabs (it often goes for $90 on sale). The frame is made in Taiwan...
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Oh, and here are some handbuilt wheels that are disk-compatible and inexpensive...
http://www.rockymountaincyclery.com/...ike/Categories
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i also have a Nashbar "X" frame and can recommend it.
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Old 03-14-09, 09:48 PM   #5
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Traitor cycles has their own set of disc road wheels
http://www.traitorcycles.com/Components_Wheels.cfm
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I built up a commuter disc cyclocross bike this winter -- Al frame/CF fork. They're not featherweights by any stretch, but I didn't expect them to be.

Here's the frameset: http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1287
And here are the wheels: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=380107340157

Both are the same seller, for some reason he only sells the wheels through eBay.
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Old 03-15-09, 04:55 PM   #7
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http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product..._200274_200334

I built up one of these with Avid BB7 road disks. I love it. You can often get the frame for $110 with discounts and on sale. They also sell a carbon fork with disk tabs (it often goes for $90 on sale). The frame is made in Taiwan...
glad to hear you like it, i've been considering this frame for a few weeks. thanks for the tip on the fork too, I hadn't seen that!

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I built up a commuter disc cyclocross bike this winter -- Al frame/CF fork. They're not featherweights by any stretch, but I didn't expect them to be.

Here's the frameset: http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1287
And here are the wheels: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=380107340157

Both are the same seller, for some reason he only sells the wheels through eBay.
That bike island frame looks fantastic as well. I saw a complete with this frame on bikesdirect but wasn't interested in their build, glad to see it is available as a frame and fork! Definitely a front runner now. Are the decals over the clear/easily removable? This bike will see a lot of lockups in NYC. Also, how do you like the ride?
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Here are some ready made ones if you're still looking

drop bar, discbrake, 700c, off the peg

trek portland - http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...land/portland/

cannondale cross xr7 - http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/08/c...del-8XR7C.html

Brodie Ronin '09 - http://www.brodiebikes.com/2009/bikes/ronin.php
Brodie Ronin '08 - http://www.brodiebikes.com/2008/2008_bikes/ronin.php

rocky mountain solo cxd - http://www.bikes.com/main+en+01_102+...tml?BIKE=606#2

kona sutra - http://www.konaworld.com/08_sutra_w.htm
Kona Sutra - http://www.konaworld.com/09_sutra_en.cfm
Kona Dew Drop - http://www.konaworld.com/09_dewdrop_en.cfm

Orbea Diem Drop Disc (2009) - http://www.orbea.com/en-gb/productos...icicletas.aspx (see road bikes > fitness > diem drop disc)

focus cross disc - http://www.focusbikesuk.com/focuscyc...cross_disc.php
focus mares disc 2009 - http://www.focusbikesuk.com/focuscyc...mares_disc.php

Devinci Caribou2 (2009) - http://www.devinci.com/11628_an.html

Raleigh USA Sojourn (2009) - http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/sojourn/
Rei Novara buzz road bike (2009) - http://www.rei.com/product/779985

rotwild rs1cx - http://www.rotwild.de/en/ (street bikes section)

Fixie Inc. Pureblood - http://www.cycles-for-heroes.com/bik...oss/pure-blood
fixie inc. pureblood - http://www.cycles-for-heroes.com/200...pureblood.html

Salsa la Cruz - http://www.salsacycles.com/laCruzComp08.html
Salsa Fargo - http://www.salsacycles.com/fargoComp09.html

Opus Sentiero - http://opusbike.com/site_route.php?lang=en (see 2009 bikes > road > cyclocross)

Genesis Croix de Fer - http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/series/croix_de_fer

BikesDirect Motobecane Fantom Cross Outlaw - http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ane/outlaw.htm

Baron bicycles - http://baronbicycles.com/spec.htm
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wow thank you for the list!

anyone have those formula 130 mm road disc hubs? I've ridden formulas in the past on my commuter track bike and have been very happy with them for the price. Just want to make sure they'll stand up to the added stress of disc brakes and light off-road riding.
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That bike island frame looks fantastic as well. I saw a complete with this frame on bikesdirect but wasn't interested in their build, glad to see it is available as a frame and fork! Definitely a front runner now. Are the decals over the clear/easily removable? This bike will see a lot of lockups in NYC. Also, how do you like the ride?
The decals are under the clear. I covered my frame with a bunch of Reflexite tape (on the downtube and stays) for visibility, and just went right over the decals. I posted a pic about a month ago in the Commuter Bikes pic thread over in the commuting forum. Here's a link to the pic:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...e/_DSC5620.jpg


The ride is fine for streets. I did take it on my gravel forest preserve trail (which is in really rough condition with winter just ending), and found it to be brutally stiff on the washboard conditions there, but it's fine on the street. My Tricross has a much more compliant ride for the rough stuff.
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http://www.redlinebicycles.com/adultbikes/conquest-sport.html - has disc mounts but they're hard to see with the white on white.
Disc mounts can be seen better on the frame set: http://www.redlinebicycles.com/adultbikes/conquest-frame.html
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