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    Aluminum Cross Frame

    Hi guys, I'm looking for an aluminum cross frameset. Race-only, I don't want braze-ons for anything on it. I'd prefer no bottles cage holes as well. Geometry that makes sense for racing.

    So far I've found Spooky's bike, but I'm not sure of the details on that. The site is a bit sparse.

    I like the Van Dessel Gin & Trombones too, even though it has bottle mounts. It's not exactly a deal-breaker, just a preference.

    There's also the Stevens Prestige that seems to be available as a frameset on eBay.

    Kona's Jake the Snake of course, but I don't like the cable routing on that one.

    The Ridley X-Ride is probably a good choice too.

    Any I've missed? I'm really enjoying the sport this year and I want to upgrade for next, so I'm not in a hurry.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Mud, Gore & Guts eddubal's Avatar
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    Salsa's Chili Con Crosso can come as a frameset.

    There's also the Stoemper Ronny.

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    Other options include:

    Redline Conquest
    Santa Cruz Stigmata
    Specialized Crux
    Cannondale Caad X

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    I think AlAn is a welded frame now , was THE cross frame in past decades.
    Ridley is distributed by QBP now.
    Info : http://www.cyclocrossworld.com/ridle...-complete-bike

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    Thanks guys I think I have a pretty comprehensive list of bikes that would suit. I'm having a bit of trouble finding much info on the Alans though, I am familiar with those bikes. I am somewhat ashamed to admit, however, that I would feel more than a little self-conscious puttering an Alan into a mid-pack finish in the intermediate class!

    I think the Spooky Supertouch is the frontrunner for me. The price is very reasonable, and I like the anodized finishes that are available. Also, I can get it with custom geometry.


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    What about the Masi CXR?

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    It's a cool bike, but these companies that pretend to be some other really old company creep me out.

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    I like beans eippo1's Avatar
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    The Bianchi Zurigo is available in a frameset from CC or any stocking LBS:

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/fr...rigo-8269.html

    Great bike. Been using it this season w/ a Force/Rival build.
    You got it buddy: the large print giveth, and the small print taketh away

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    Wow that bianchi looks great. Good price too. How do you find the fork? It doesn't look that rigid to me??

    Any problems with brake shudder?

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    Toe-in the front half a little bit and yes the shudder can be a little freaky sometimes. But you get used to it, sort of.
    splitting hairs or spitting hairs? you need a new hobby

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    Felt F75x? Although I don't think you can buy it as a frameset....

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