Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Disc-only 'cross frame

Well, it had to happen some time.....the disc brake revolution on cyclocross bikes has made inroads into my build list. This is certainly not the first disc-only 'cross rig I have built , but the frequency of this kind of request has gone way up in the last few months. There's a lot of advancement in the brake systems and the recent UCI reversal on the disc brake ban at sanctioned races has fuled the latest trend. I try not to have an opinion on this subject and leave it up to how these bikes perform in races. My guess is that they will do fine. I have fun building them.
I made the cable routing for the brake hydraulic compatable so the rider can have a choice rather than be stuck with no alternative to a cable actuated brake.

1 comment:

chris and hollie mcgovern said...

I have been hesitant with discs and cross...I thought the braking power would be too much. I have been tinkering with some 324 lab / Formula R1 adapters and they are awesome. Better modulation than the 2012 XTR brakes on my MTB!