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Old 05-07-18, 08:45 AM
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Thoughts on Nashbar SSCX?

Just looking for general impressions of the bike, and an idea of the largest tires that can be run with or with out fenders. I'm not planning on racing, but am thinking about having a low maintenance bike that handle logging roads (what eezz fire road?) and winter use with fenders and studded tires. Thanks, Woody
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Old 05-07-18, 12:10 PM
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There are some threads on here from people that have them if you search. I think they were in the commuter forum. Nice inexpensive urban beater bike, as I recall...
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I like mine for what it is. It rides pretty nice with 1 tubing. Its a perfectly pleasant inexpensive beater. The paint job, in the sun, is surprisingly stunning.

It runs very tall for the length, something to be aware of. It has a high BB, and the size is measured true to the top of the seat tube, which, since the top tube slopes, makes for a really tall frame.
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Love my Nashbar SSCX. Turned it into a townie. Very comfortable reliable bike, Components nothing special but have had no problems.
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It looks like they changes frames along with the paint this year. I called Nashbar and the tech calculated the standovers at 31.5' for the 54mm frame and 32.3 for the 56mm frame. He used a calculator for this so who knows what the reality is. He also would not commit that tires larger than 35mm would fit.














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Originally Posted by ggpepper View Post

Love my Nashbar SSCX. Turned it into a townie. Very comfortable reliable bike, Components nothing special but have had no problems.
That is great!
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Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post
It looks like they changes frames along with the paint this year. I called Nashbar and the tech calculated the standovers at 31.5' for the 54mm frame and 32.3 for the 56mm frame. He used a calculator for this so who knows what the reality is. He also would not commit that tires larger than 35mm would fit.
I could believe that on the tires. The standover doesn't sound right.

Keep in mind that ISO standards are 6mm clearance on each side of the tire, so often you can go a little bigger...
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I could believe that on the tires. The standover doesn't sound right.

Keep in mind that ISO standards are 6mm clearance on each side of the tire, so often you can go a little bigger...
Got a guess as to the actual standover heights?
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