Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tall aluminum CX frame for Madison

 Yes, this one is a tall one and a traditional race build- rim brakes and Q.R. axles. This makes for a light bike and quicker wheel changes.
 The Enve fork had been painted to match. These rim brake carbon forks seem to be an endangered species as the industry is trying to tell us that the only viable brake system is the disc brake. While I really like disc brakes I feel that in CX it doesn't make as much of a difference as the industry would like us to believe. The ability to brake later before a turn is a good thing. The pads that don't hold up in bad weather conditions is a bad thing. It is a wash as far as I am concerned unless you are 180 lbs. and over and really ride the trails a lot. Oh ,'s one that bucks the trend !

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