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Thoughts/Experience with Handsome Cycles XOXO an X0-1 homage All-Rounder

Old 02-10-21, 05:29 PM
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X0-1 Clone by Handsome Cycles (XOXO) is back again...

Last time they made this, the frame was Reynolds 631, this time they are using Reynolds 520. Just thought you all might be interested. Geometry copy for the old Bridgestone X0-1, including 26" wheels and threaded fork.

https://handsomecycles.com/collections/xoxo
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I wanted one, but not since this came together. I had a white xo-2 with the moustache bars and to me it feels very similar. Very playful offroad and the good kind of flexy when you're trying to make up time on the roads.


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I saw that too and meant to post a thread. I’ve been real tempted to get the Devil frame, which is XO 1 inspired but in 700c. Price on the XO is $600 but maybe a deal considering the rarity and popularity now of the original.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
..... Price on the XO is $600 ....

I hadn't realized until I started window-shopping how good of price $600. A Crosscheck is now $550 and that's always been the standard-bearer for cheap, readily accessible framesets
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Maybe I am reading the website incorrectly, but it looks like everything is sold out.


edit: Maybe onesies ot twosies of sizes left?
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Maybe I am reading the website incorrectly, but it looks like everything is sold out.


edit: Maybe onesies ot twosies of sizes left?
Let me add frames to the cart, not that I am buying one.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Maybe I am reading the website incorrectly, but it looks like everything is sold out.


edit: Maybe onesies ot twosies of sizes left?
The XO is taking preorders. A couple months ago I bought their single speed frameset at a discount on eBay and a few days later they cancelled saying they didnít actually have it in stock. Kind of annoying as Iíd bought a threadless headset for it that I otherwise canít use. They did say theyíd honor the price when they had more in stock around May time frame. I guess theyíre having backlog with their Asian suppliers like everyone else.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
I saw that too and meant to post a thread. Iíve been real tempted to get the Devil frame, which is XO 1 inspired but in 700c. Price on the XO is $600 but maybe a deal considering the rarity and popularity now of the original.
Do you know if the original Bridgestone XO 1 had horizontal or vertical drop outs?
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Too bad the reboot xO isn’t R631 again. My RRA 2017 is and the ride is wonderful!
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I would have liked one but really wish Handsome had taken some liberties with the tire clearance. I know that it's a homage to a very loved frame and there is something to be said for keeping everything original there, but with the recent revival of options for 26'' tires, I think it's a shame that the limit is less than 2''. If it would accept Compass Rat Trap Pass tires, I might have pre-ordered one.
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This thread deserves a bump.

I'm looking for either an original Bridgestone XO-0/1/2 or maybe into grabbing one of these XOXO copies.
Now that people have had them for a while, what's the consensus?

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Has anyone wound up buying one? I'm seriously considering one.
Does anyone have a bike review? I'd love to know subjective takes.

I'm 5'8-9", usually ride between 53cm and 56cm bikes, so I feel like I'm in between sizes here and not sure which to maybe get -- likely the 53cm but interested in takes.
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Originally Posted by rhender View Post
I would have liked one but really wish Handsome had taken some liberties with the tire clearance. I know that it's a homage to a very loved frame and there is something to be said for keeping everything original there, but with the recent revival of options for 26'' tires, I think it's a shame that the limit is less than 2''. If it would accept Compass Rat Trap Pass tires, I might have pre-ordered one.
On the '91 Ritchie rims of my Univega Alpina Team, the RTP measured less than 2".

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I have no issues waking a zombie. Thereís tons of interesting discussion in here.
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Originally Posted by heytchap View Post
Has anyone wound up buying one? I'm seriously considering one.
Does anyone have a bike review? I'd love to know subjective takes.

I'm 5'8-9", usually ride between 53cm and 56cm bikes, so I feel like I'm in between sizes here and not sure which to maybe get -- likely the 53cm but interested in takes.
interested as well. Exactly the same height and road bikes have all been 54cm and mountain bike 44 from that era. these look so nice.
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interested as well. Exactly the same height and road bikes have all been 54cm and mountain bike 44 from that era. these look so nice.
I wound up buying the 53 in ďconstruction pumpkin.Ē

I figured Iíd rather have an extended seat post and stem than to be on a bike that might be slightly too big. Iíd likely seriously regret getting one thatís a hair big and I didnít want to explore that idea further.

I usually have my saddles set around 69-70cm if that helps?
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Originally Posted by heytchap View Post
I wound up buying the 53 in ďconstruction pumpkin.Ē

I figured Iíd rather have an extended seat post and stem than to be on a bike that might be slightly too big. Iíd likely seriously regret getting one thatís a hair big and I didnít want to explore that idea further.

I usually have my saddles set around 69-70cm if that helps?
do you have it? if so happy with the size?
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
do you have it? if so happy with the size?
it wonít ship for another 1-3 moths, so currently unknown! But I suspect Iíll like it just fine. I took all of my bikes for rides and decided that I definitely prefer a more compact bikes, so it looks like Iíll be putting a 56 on the market soon.

Handsome made this bike last about 10 years ago, but the run was very limited. I read a few impressions and reviews here and there, and they were all exceedingly positive. I donít have any concerns about the quality of the bike or the ride and I think that youíd likely be happy as well.

tbh, I didnít really want to buy another bike, but I came to realize that Iíd have regretted missing an opportunity to own a bike like this if Iíd skipped the chance. I have been hunting for a 53 XO for years now, so this is as good as it gets and Iím perfectly okay with that.

Handsome also made a 700c variant, the Devil, which is similar if youíre seeking reviews.
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it wonít ship for another 1-3 moths, so currently unknown! But I suspect Iíll like it just fine. I took all of my bikes for rides and decided that I definitely prefer a more compact bikes, so it looks like Iíll be putting a 56 on the market soon.

Handsome made this bike last about 10 years ago, but the run was very limited. I read a few impressions and reviews here and there, and they were all exceedingly positive. I donít have any concerns about the quality of the bike or the ride and I think that youíd likely be happy as well.

tbh, I didnít really want to buy another bike, but I came to realize that Iíd have regretted missing an opportunity to own a bike like this if Iíd skipped the chance. I have been hunting for a 53 XO for years now, so this is as good as it gets and Iím perfectly okay with that.

Handsome also made a 700c variant, the Devil, which is similar if youíre seeking reviews.
ok makes sense. for some reason I thought they were in stock. If I get one I think smaller too.
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It may be a wonderful riding bike but to my eyes that is a singularly ugly fork for a "Handsome" bike.
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It may be a wonderful riding bike but to my eyes that is a singularly ugly fork for a "Handsome" bike.
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whatís wrong with the fork?
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It may be a wonderful riding bike but to my eyes that is a singularly ugly fork for a "Handsome" bike.
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The bend is odd? The bend seems odd to me...I think. I initially saw the fork and thought 'huh', but didnt take time to think about why. Its like a angle instead of curve.
Or maybe its just the perspective from where the picture was taken?
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
The bend is odd? The bend seems odd to me...I think. I initially saw the fork and thought 'huh', but didnt take time to think about why. Its like a angle instead of curve.
Or maybe its just the perspective from where the picture was taken?
Dang now I focus on that bend. You are right looks off
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