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rockbox

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Monstercross frame
« on: June 05, 2016, 08:03:57 AM »
I'm looking to build a ride anywhere bike with drop bars. The gotcha is finding a frame that can accommodate 2 inch tires and still handle drop bars. I've seen a lot of monstercross bike use mountain bike tires, but I would prefer cyclocross geometry. Are there any Chinese cyclocross frames that can handle 2 inch tires?

 



mwarner57

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Re: Monstercross frame
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2016, 10:43:28 AM »
I have seen some Chinese CX frames for sale on EBay, but they typically only accommodate 32c tires.  A couple of other options though.
-  If you don't mind aluminum and can live with 1.75" tire clearance, you can pick up a Gravity Zilla frame for $199 shipped: 
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=2398
- You can also get a standard Chinese 29er carbon HT frame/fork and put drop bars on it.  Keep in mind that MTBs typically have a longer TT than road/cross frames, so you will probably need to go size smaller to compensate and run a slightly shorter stem.  You would end up with something like the bike in the attached pic.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2016, 02:35:46 PM by mwarner57 »