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The ultimate cyclocross bike.....(10 posts)

The ultimate cyclocross bike.....bigbon
Nov 3, 2001 12:25 PM
What is your choice of the ultimate cyclocross bike given unlimited funds? Projected cost? Weight? Everyone join in!
re: The ultimate cyclocross bike.....Pablo
Nov 3, 2001 3:22 PM
I'd start with a custom SyCip Cross-Dresser frame. Although if I was going singlespeed cross I'd give Matt Chester's Indie Rock some serious thought...
Mine is almost finished, no unlimited funds neededJan Gerrit
Nov 4, 2001 2:17 AM
Custom Duratec 7020Al frame, 1870g, but SOO fa(s)t!
56cm ST, 60cm TT, TT C-C 52cm

waiting for my Empella Carbonfire fork...
Zipp 360/Tune/XCRAY wheels 1305g
1 DuraAce STI, one aerolever
Spooky brakes 156g w/o pads
FSA Orbit X Headset 82g (must order that one still)
RaceFace 180 42t cranks 555g
Dura-Ace cassette 12-27 178g
U.S.E. 420mm post (I need it) 212g
Selle Italia SLR 136g
Keywin MUDMAN Ti pedals 219g
Tufo Elite Cyclo-Cross 34mm tubs, 320g each

Weigh will be 7,8kg after switching present AL/steel fork and headset.

I am 84kg and 1m94, so I need strong parts. I think 7,8kg is very decent for a frame that heavy and a rider my size.

With unlimited funds I would only go for things like carbon bars, beter quick release, carbon ISIS cranks, but I would know the difference riding it...
Mine is almost finished, no unlimited funds neededniklas
Nov 5, 2001 6:46 AM
Jan Gerrit, what do you think about the quality of the duratec frames in general? I've been looking at their mtb-frames, but no one I know of has seen one let alone tried one. Opinions? And, yes, your cx-project seems sweet!
how about an empella bonfire or colnago dream for starters?wamanning
Nov 5, 2001 6:16 AM
Tire clearance of colnago dream seems too tightETC
Nov 5, 2001 6:38 AM
will let you know about clearance ...lonefrontranger
Nov 5, 2001 7:23 AM
My Dream Cross was shipped to me on Friday, hooray!
Tire clearance IS too tight!mosovich
Nov 5, 2001 8:36 PM
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I have two friends that have Dream Cross's and they can only run 700X27 tires, the Michelins and Ritcheys wouldn't work, the chainstays are too narrow, plus the tires tread was hitting the front derrailuer. Plus, very important, if you plan on using a 38x46 set up, you should use a triple BB, the wider BB is needed or you will chew up the chainstay. Trustme, I've seen two already. Some really shitty news is that one of their bikes was stolen today! He went in the LBS to buy a couple of Power bars, and just like that, it was gone. Some punk cruising around doesn't even have a clue what he is riding.
how about an Alan cross frame?wamanning
Nov 6, 2001 5:54 AM
how about an Alan cross frame?dylio
Nov 27, 2001 10:35 AM
Alan's are pretty sweet. Check out alan-bikeframes.com
They're much sweeter these days than the old noodly skinny tubed aluminum frames of old.
I haven't seen the new carbon plus in the flesh, but I have seen the road bike version. VERY cool. The Unicross 7020 is really nice too. Very Euro, very stylie.
Another bonus is that you won't see very many of them. You'll be one of the only ones around.
Check the distributors link to find where to get on. If you're in the US, buy from mainline marketing - great place to deal with.