|New Curtlo Cross porn...pre-build pics inside||SJT|
May 11, 2003 12:26 PM
|The wait is over...I received my Curtlo cross frame and Dimension Disc Cross fork on Friday! This will be my first cross bike and I am so excited to get it built up so I can take it for a ride. Hopefully that will happen in the next week or two.
As you may notice, this frame is disc-only frame. I wanted something I can everyday despite the weather outside. I live in Buffalo and plan on commutting on this bike as much as I can, which means it will see it's share of nasty weather. I also wanted a cross bike that I didn't have to worry about rim brakes when riding off-road. The discs add a little more weight, but this isn't a race bike and I don't pushing an extra pound or two up a hill if it gives me peace of mind that I will have solid brakes on the downhill.
Anyway, in addition to the disc brake mount, other options include:
-Rack and fender mounts
-Curved seat stays
-Top mounted cable routing
-Extended HT so I don't have to run many spacers
-Extra room in the chainstays to run 40mm+ tires with room for mud clearance and fenders...maybe some of the narrower 29"er tires with little mud clearance
I think this bike could potentially be the first bike I choose for almost every ride. It won't replace my mountain bike for technical trail riding, but for most everything else I'll probably be using this bike.
I hope you enjoy! I know I will:)
|Rear end shot...||SJT|
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|Naked Bike Pics!||pawistik|
May 12, 2003 10:31 AM
|oooohhhh .... Naked Bike Pics!|
|My favorite color-yellow||peter in NVA|
May 12, 2003 1:37 PM
|Give use some feedback on the fork. My next bike will probably have the Dimension. Would like to know how it absorbs shock.
Is it tig or fillet brazed? - nice welds. Avid mech brakes?
May 12, 2003 5:00 PM
|it's a good choice given the seat stays. Bike will be smooth like buttah, just like the color.|
|My favorite color-yellow||SJT|
May 12, 2003 8:07 PM
|Well the Dimension fork is really the only production disc cross fork out there. I've emailed Kona and they will be coming out with a disc version of their Project 2 cross fork, but that won't come out until right before the season starts up in the fall. The Dimension fork is TIG welded and is actually a nice looking fork, it doesn't look cheap (clean welds and nice, even glossy paint). The downside is that it is a pig weighing 2+ pounds. No complaints here though, it costs about 1/3 of what a custom fork would have been. I'll report back with how it rides.
Yes, I'll be using the road version of the Avid mechanical brakes. This will be my first bike with discs...can't wait. They should come in handy in foul weather. Thanks for your comments.
|re: New Curtlo Cross porn...pre-build pics inside||kiwisimon|
May 14, 2003 5:46 AM
|nice looking frame, I was going to go the Curtlo track untill I got a custom here in Japan. Keep us updated on your progress and I'll be keen to hear how the swept seat stays handle. Love the color. Are you going to do the rest as black as possible?
|re: New Curtlo Cross porn...pre-build pics inside||SJT|
May 14, 2003 6:27 AM
|Yes, I'm trying to get all components in black, but it's going to be hard since the sidewalls on my rims are machined, Shimano Aero brakelevers and bar cons only come in silver, and Paul only makes there cross levers in silver lever/black clamp. So bits of silver will be on it, but most will be black. Should have it built up sometime late next week. Parts will come in on Monday. Thanks for your comments.