Cross bikes: Black is the new black
February 22nd, 2009 - By admin
More info on the cross bikes…they will be black, so they’ll go with everything in your wardrobe. Price is $1200.
There will be 3 sizes for now, geometry is below:
Size Seat Tube c-c TT (effective) Head Tube BB Drop HTA STA
54 51.5cm 54cm 13cm 7cm 72.5 73
56 53.5cm 56cm 15cm 7cm 73 73
58 55.5cm 58cm 17cm 7cm 73 73
Each size has a head tube 2cm longer than “normal”. In other words, the 56 cm frame has a head tube length that a traditional (level top tube) 58cm would have. To make sure standover is adequate, they also have a seat tube that is 2cm shorter. The result is a slightly sloping top tube, about 5 degrees. This is a very popular design for my custom road and cross bikes, as a lot of folks don’t like the traditional road racing position for cross/commuter bikes. The taller head tube lets you get in the position you need without using a goofy stem or a big stack of spacers.
There is also a steel fork option, Igleheart unicrown forks are available that are built and painted to match the frames. They’re $325.