- Cyclocross disc frames (frame and maybe fork only – not complete bikes)?
Have I missed any CX frames that meet these requirements:
– disc compatible (ideally disc only)
– aluminium or carbon frame
– Not ‘overly’ heavy
– carbon fork
– Ideally £400ish or less (inc fork)
– 57.5cm ish top tube (so usually 58 or 60cm frame size)
The ones I know of are
– PX Uncle John (concerned that it’s maybe a bit heavy)
– Merida CX (from Paul Milnes via ebay)
– Kinesis Pro 6 – Slightly over budget and availability seems to be an issue at the moment
– Genesis Vapour Disc (but not available as a frame/fork alone)
– Various Chinese ones (as per my earlier thread) – probably fine but may take a long time
ThanksPosted 5 years agoBig DaveMember
I’ve got an Uncle John. It doesn’t seem overly heavy. Not tried it with discs yet. The Planet X fork to go with the frame isn’t disc compatible so I paired up the frame with an alloy Kinesis CX Disc fork instead. It was less than £70 when I got it and no heavier than the majority of carbon CX forks that can take a disc brake. It is actually a very good match with the Uncle John.
I may be sticking on discs later this year once I decide I can justify buying another set of wheels.Posted 5 years ago
Bunch of German frames if you use Google.de
Agree there are some good options from German shops but I emailed several of them and none were willing to ship to the UK.
Paul milnes also have Forme frames available – I was in the same situation as the OP and went for a Merida from them. In the process of building it up now but looks like it will do what I’m after (apart from the Euro graphics on the frame).Posted 5 years ago
Yeah, the graphics are a bit Euro though I could maybe get used to that 🙂
How does the frame seem? Hard to tell really from the pics alone. Don’t suppose you have a weight for it? I’m a bit suprised that it has a standard headset – makes me wonder if it’s a bit of an old design.
Posted 5 years ago
Clubber – I haven’t weighed it yet but can do an approx weight for you – mines a fair bit smaller than your size though. I was tempted by some more expensive options (Kinesis is probably the nicest of the sub £500 IMO, the rest are much of a muchness) but didn’t want something too smart as my current cx bike tends to get used for everything from quick spins to touring, roads to caddon bank at innerleithen. Headset not a worry for me – cheaper for replacements in the future. Paul Milnes were helpful on the phone and did a decent deal.Posted 5 years ago
OK Clubber, Mrs bajsyckel’s digital baking scales have the forks in at 659g with a (way too) long steerer and crown race/sfn/topcap/bolt. The frame (plus seatclamp, FSA headset two lengths of cable outer and guides, and a little chain guard thing) weighs in at 1725g. That’s all a rough guide – I don’t vouch for the accuracy and the frame is a 52. Just need to decide on some drops for it and it’ll be getting built up.Posted 5 years ago
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