Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-17-11, 09:03 PM   #1
eddiepliers 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
eddiepliers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2011 Scott Addict R3 and Redline Conquest with Campy Veloce
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are there any cross frames that accent a 52T chainring?

I'm currently looking at cx frames right now and I've got a problem. For all the bikes I've seen, they only have a 46/36 or 48/38 chainrings on the crankset. Now I don't know if they are able to accept a larger chainring or not, but I've been looking at alot of frames like the Specialized Crux that present no info about max chainring size.

Any way you can help me out?
__________________
eddiepliers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-11, 09:17 PM   #2
I_like_cereal
Fail Boat crewman
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PDX
Bikes: Reynolds 853 Jamis Quest 1990s
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
FSA Energy Compact Double. 52/39
I run the triple 52/39/30 on my roadie. Its awesome speed on the downhills.

Your just gonna have to swap out.
I_like_cereal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-11, 09:49 PM   #3
M_S
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 3,693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've never seen one that can't
M_S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-11, 10:34 PM   #4
eddiepliers 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
eddiepliers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: 2011 Scott Addict R3 and Redline Conquest with Campy Veloce
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know of one for sure: the nashbar cx frame..

And I need to stop posting whenever I just wake up from a nap. Accent should be accept.
__________________
eddiepliers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-11, 05:49 AM   #5
flargle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddiepliers View Post
I know of one for sure: the nashbar cx frame..
Really? What's the issue, chainstay clearance?

My assumption is that there'd be no problem with clearance of the big ring or adjusting the derailleur. I currently run 53/39 on one cross bike and 50/34 on the other.
flargle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-11, 09:03 AM   #6
knobster
.
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix Comp, Soma ES
Posts: 3,982
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is no max chainring size. I've had many cross bikes and each of them at one time or another has has a standard double mounted on them. 52/39. No problem.
__________________
Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.
knobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-11, 11:56 PM   #7
Camilo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 4,264
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 112 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by knobster View Post
There is no max chainring size. I've had many cross bikes and each of them at one time or another has has a standard double mounted on them. 52/39. No problem.
Actually, some cross frames do specify a limit for chainring size because of chain stay interference. On the other hand, I've been looking at them recently. My advice to OP is (1) look at other versions of complete bikes that use the frame or similar frame to the one you're interested in. Many times a frame that comes in a "real" cross crankset (e.g. 46-36, etc.) will come in a road triple or a road compact double in another version. THerefore, you can be confident that they will accept a road triple or road double. and (2) just contact technical support for the bike company. They'll tell you outright.
Camilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:56 PM.