Frame for mixed touring with disc brake mounts? Ideas?
Looking to upgrade my Genesis Croix de Fer steel frame for something a bit faster and lighter. Bike is mainly used for on/off road touring and as a winter road bike.
Cross frames such as Kinesis Pro 6 look fine but quite interested in a titanuim for durability and comfort.
Anyone bought one of those “cheap” J&L or similar frames from eBay ?
Would consider a 29er frame also but seems impossible to get one with disc and rack mounts..Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
The point of those Axiom racks is using them with bikes with short chain stays – road bikes and some MTBs. It moves the load backwards – if you are a taller chap with bigger feet it stops you’re heals catching on the panniers. I use one on an old Giant OCR where the stays are so short the tyre has worn a groove in the front mech band, that combined with size 13 feet makes panniers a fankle. You wouldn’t need them so much for a touring or cross frame.Posted 4 years agohuggis wrote:
So have narrowed down to Kinesis Pro6 or ATR Tripster ti……
So final thought….is it worth to the extra grand for the ti?
I bought an El Mariachi frame recently and it was £1,000 difference between the steel and the Ti. I bought the steel on the basis that £1,000 would pay for a nice holiday somewhere that I could actually use the thing 🙂
However, I still lust after the Ti version. I do like my Ti.Posted 4 years ago
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