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Old 07-21-09, 10:51 AM
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I'm now looking at the Soma Double Cross Disc. I've realised the 2.3" tyres are not really needed.

What I need are discs, racks and mudguards. Also space to fit Schwalbe Marathons and Schwalbe Snow Studs. I've found that both of these tyres come in 700x38c. The biggest I think I'll ever use is the Schwalbe Marathon Plus ATB at 700x40c.

Does this open up any more options.

1: Discs
2: Mudguards
3: Racks
4: 700x40c

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Old 07-21-09, 11:01 AM
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Just to ask, did you look at the Trek Portland?

I have no idea how those half fenders work out; but, people seem to like them. I had the 700x28s' on my Giant and they seemed to work on road and on trails.

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Frame Alpha Black Aluminum
Fork Bontrager Satellite Elite, carbon
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Tires Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase, 700x28c; 60 tpi
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Shifters Shimano Tiagra STI, 9 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Crank FSA Gossamer Triple 50/39/30
Cassette SRAM PG950 11-26, 9 speed
Pedals Shimano 520, clipless
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Saddle Bontrager Race
Seat Post Bontrager Race
Handlebars Bontrager Race, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 7 degree, 31.8mm
Headset Aheadset Slimstak w/cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy
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Old 07-21-09, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Robert C View Post
Just to ask, did you look at the Trek Portland?

I have no idea how those half fenders work out; but, people seem to like them. I had the 700x28s' on my Giant and they seemed to work on road and on trails.

Frameset
Sizes 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 63cm
Frame Alpha Black Aluminum
Fork Bontrager Satellite Elite, carbon
Wheels
Wheels Bontrager Select Road Disc
Tires Bontrager Race Lite Hardcase, 700x28c; 60 tpi
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Tiagra STI, 9 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Crank FSA Gossamer Triple 50/39/30
Cassette SRAM PG950 11-26, 9 speed
Pedals Shimano 520, clipless
Components
Saddle Bontrager Race
Seat Post Bontrager Race
Handlebars Bontrager Race, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 7 degree, 31.8mm
Headset Aheadset Slimstak w/cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy
Brakeset Shimano R505, mechanical disc
Good point there Robert C.

Other things I should have mentioned were full mudguards and hydraulic disc brakes.

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Old 07-21-09, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by jgsatl View Post

It's true, it is and they do.

Interesting. When did they stop putting rack mounts on the seat stay bridge?

Coincidentally, I've been considering repurposing my 'not-sliding-dropout' Inbred 29er into a drop bar exped bike for an upcoming on/offroad tour.
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Old 07-21-09, 09:07 PM
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On the Surly note -- doesn't the 1x1 do a lot of what you want it to? And the 1x1 = 11 variant comes with 24x3's standard . . .
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Old 07-21-09, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Kimmitt View Post
On the Surly note -- doesn't the 1x1 do a lot of what you want it to? And the 1x1 = 11 variant comes with 24x3's standard . . .
Can you run gears on the 1x1. Also not sure if it has a chainstay bridge to accomodate full mudguards.

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Trek Portland will take full fenders and rear rack no prob. Not sure how wide you can go on tires though. Pretty sure my 1x1 has a bridge;I'd have to look again to make sure. But I don't know how big you can go on 700's. Mine came with 26x2.35"s and they filled the frame up pretty good. Also,to run gears you'd need to get a hanger that would slot into the track end.

BTW,I'm running 42's on my Buzz Road,and it's got enough room for 45's easy. Will take fenders and a disc-compatible rear rack. The fork sucks,but with the mondo 42's it rides fine. You'd just need to stay away from high-psi skinnys.

Also,keep in mind you won't get hydros on anything with a drop bar. You can run hydros with a trekking(butterfly) bar if you want the extra hand positions and to be able to get aero.
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Choccy -- I dunno, was just throwing it out there. Surly seems to make these super-versatile frames. Maybe a Karate Monkey? Or an Instigator? They do love them their fat tires.
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Old 07-23-09, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
This would do the trick: Willits Monster-X. Cyclocross bike from hell. build with a flat bar, no worries.
http://www.willitsbikes.com/Willits.html
This is very nice but £1900 for a commuter frame is a bit much. I do like Ti though as I know I don't have to worry about corrosion. The only reason I'm selling my Ti frame is because of the mounts. I don't have disc or rack mounts. Only add on mounts which are difficult to set up and change.

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Old 07-27-09, 04:18 PM
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I've just put an order in for a Soma Double Cross DC. Now need to wait a month for delivery which is plenty of time to spend money speccing it out.

I've read a few reviews that say the paint on them is not great but I don't mind as I want it stealthed out in black anyway.

Thanks for the advice guys and gals, especially about tyre size and the Singular Peregrine which set me on the CX path.

I'll post some pictures as soon as it's built.

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