Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Two crowned build

 This steel big-tire CX frame and fork has a unique feature of having a fork crown to make the seatstay wishbone. I have never done one like before. This design was a request from the customer, right down to the paint accents. The frame has an older look but set up for modern components.

This really isn't a pure retro frame but something with a retro look that will have thru-axles and disc brakes. I'm interested to hear how it performs out on the trails.


wade said...

Fascinating and gorgeously twisted idea for a wishbone type rear.
What is the expectation for handling / comfort?
With those blades, I'm guessing the vertical compliance of the rear end is super stiff.
Do you think it will be a pain in the rear?

swiggco world said...

With the 700x40 tires that this bike will have the frame design and material won't have a real big effect on the ride. It is a pretty stiff design so the power transfer will be good. The owner just got some metal taken out of his leg so I think he'll be low power for awhile.