Do it all winter road/cross bike with discs?
I did this with a Boardman Team CX last year.
My trouble is that I prefer quite a different set up on on the CX compared to the winter road, beyond just wheels.
eg. the CX has a shorter stem and the seat further forwards.
I fairly quickly acquired another cheap frame and built that up as the cheap winter road bike so I can just jump on and ride rather than faffing with changing bits over.Posted 3 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
looks v short in the top tube?
I think it’s more “tall in the seatube/headtube” to maximise the space for carrying as most people would run ~2cm of spacers and 6″ of seatpost and the steeper the seatube the more room for mud at the BB (but the shorter the top tube untill you correct it with a layback post).Posted 3 years ago
I’m in the market for pretty much the same… just sold a carbon cyclocross bike that was too small for me. I’m holding fire for a few months until I see what the big manufacturers are going to come out with for 2015. There’s a couple I’ve already got my eye on; Norco Threshold and GT Grade. Wonder what changes Giant may make to the next TCX SLR…Posted 3 years ago
Same here, HH. After selling my Croix De Fer for not quite being what I was after, just sitting tight till September/October.
Cheaper hydros/11 speed 105/15mm axles etc is enough to make me wait to see what Pinnacle/Giant/GT/Rose/Norco come out with.
I know Pinnacle will be having something with hydros for £1.2k-ish.
Looks like it has chuff all mud clearance.
Ideal for the gravel of California, but not so good for the places with a) weather, and b) mud.Posted 3 years ago
Y’know. I quite like the looks of it.
Anyway, with Giant already announcing, the very nice looking, new Defy models. Hopefully there will be some info on spec/release dates of the 2015 TCX range soon.
Maybe they will even get the bikes released in time for the CX season starting for once.*
*they won’t.Posted 3 years agooxym0r0nSubscriber
About £1,600 in this build, but obviously depends on what you want / your budget.
Which seems a lot of money.
It does a bit but depends how much you shop around – currently building a NOS Cotic X: pro2 evo on Velocity A23 disc; Whisky carbon fork; TRP Spyre; 105; King headset; Salsa carbon post; Salsa pro moto ti stem etc. for considerably less – I’ll post pics when it’s finished!Posted 3 years ago
On the Boardman CX Team – it doesn’t have a mudguard eyelet on the fork. I found that out the hard way and Halfords HQ were a bit shitty about it.
Aren’t On-One / Planet X / Shedfire / Brant / whatever about to launch a frame of this ilk?
Pretty sure it was gonna be road orientated.Posted 3 years ago
Jamie why did you sell you Cdf?
Because I am on a mission to own every CX bike ever made.
….that and it turned out to be a bit too heavy, which is my fault for not knowing what I wanted, rather than the bikes.
I would go for the Tripster ATR over the 931 Croix De Fer, tho. Given they are practically the same price.Posted 3 years ago
cp – Yes the shiny new one.
It said fully mudguard compatible on the Boardman site so I ordered one.
When I noticed it was missing later, Halfords said “we aren’t Boardman, it’s not our problem”. Then the detail on the Boardman site changed.
The store were quite helpful, but Halfords HQ were arseholes about it.Posted 3 years agoMTB RobMember
Kinesis Pro6 and Tripster ATR would be a good choice, (let you know on ATR when its built up)
Also Cotic Escapede (or roadrate for stright bars)
But I am a Bit biased to them for some reason 😉
Also I CAN’T believe no one mentioned the Saracen Hack or their new one the Avro YET!!!!!!!!Posted 3 years ago
Raleigh have just announced their new cross bikes.
I’m liking the RX Pro
Alu framePosted 3 years ago
Carbon fork – tapered headtube, through axle
SRAM Rival 2×11 with hydraulic disk brakes
£1500 list price
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