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Steel disc frames with tapered forks?

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Steel disc frames with tapered forks?

I'm looking for steel disc frames that can accept a tapered fork (tapered/44mm/etc headtube), and hoping the good folk around here might help fill out the list. I'd prefer to keep it below ~$1500 (frame only), so things like the Cielo Cross Racer (while amazing) are out. So far, these are the ones I can think of:

• Niner RLT
• All City Macho King
• Salsa Colossal
• Gunnar Hyper X
• Kona Rove
• Traitor Crusade

Any other ideas? Thanks in advance.

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At $1500 for a frame, you can have one custom made - Google for some local framebuilders in your area. This guy is close to me, and builds beautiful True Temper OX Platinum steel bikes:

MEECH Custom Bicycles
http://meechcustombicycles.com/

I believe a basic frame starts at $1500. If you can afford it, why not go custom?
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Originally Posted by DirtRoadRunner View Post
At $1500 for a frame, you can have one custom made - Google for some local framebuilders in your area. This guy is close to me, and builds beautiful True Temper OX Platinum steel bikes:

MEECH Custom Bicycles
Meech Custom Bicycles Home

I believe a basic frame starts at $1500. If you can afford it, why not go custom?
Thanks for the link. It's certainly something I've thought about, but for the sake of this thread, I'm just interested in off-the-shelf options. Honestly, I put $1500 as a limit, but it's really above my budget. I just didn't want to exclude good options. The local builders I've talked to or researched in my area (Oregon), all are above $2k and most have wait lists. I've only looked into 6-8 builders, so more research might yield more affordable options. If I were to do out-of-area custom, I'd likely use Gunnar, as I know them as a company, and their custom frames start around $1500.
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Cool. Thanks for those. Never heard of Wraith before, but after reading their mission statement, I'm a fan. Funny sizing range on that frame... Glad I fall into it, but seems odd.
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