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Surly Cross Check Frameset
$500.00
Surly's Cross Check is one of the most versatile framesets going and ready to be built into a commute-conquering, backroad-exploring, 'cross-riding machine. Finely crafted of TIG-welded chromoly tubing with a lugged chromoly fork and all the braze-ons to run racks, fenders, and bags, this frameset handles like a champ and smooths rough roads with vibration damping and compliance. From commuting to work, to exploring your local trail network, to lining up for the next cyclocross race, the Cross Check is ready for it all.
Surly Straggler Frameset
$600.00
See that fire road? How about that gravel grinder you've always thought about doing? Surly's Straggler is just the steed you need to explore all the backroads and sideroads. Manufactured from Surly's favored chromoly tubing, paired with a lugged chromoly fork, the frame is responsive, nimble, and showcases steel's inherent ability to damp road buzz. It also has clearance for 42mm tires, a full set of rack and fender eyelets, and custom rear dropouts that let you ride the bike singlespeed or geared. Plus, disc brake mounting tabs ensure that you'll have tons of all-weather, all-terrain stopping power.
Surly Straggler 650b
$1,650.00
650b what? In the old days when randonneuring bikes ruled on long rides over mixed surfaces, the 650b tire size was perfectly suited for moving fast under control. Surly took this concept and applied it to the Straggler, a disc brake-equipped any-road type of bike bred from their revered Cross Check. The slightly smaller wheels accommodate smaller frame sizes and plump tire widths, creating options where few exist in this realm of bike riding. Disc brakes highlight the Straggler 650b story, sporting Hayes CX Experts with 160mm rotors front and rear. The athletic character continues with a SRAM Apex 2x10 drivetrain, giving you a useful gear range for any type of riding you can dream up, and continues with 32-hole alloy Alex Adventurer 2 rims wrapped in Surly's own super-versatile 650b x 41 Knard rubber. A Salsa Cowbell handlebar is great for riding on mixed terrain, too, giving you a bit more control when it's loose while retaining comfortable positioning for cranking into the wind. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Surly Straggler
$1,650.00
To brake or to disc brake? The debate isn't getting any colder and Surly decided it's best to let you choose. Straggler is bred from Surly's revered rim-brake Cross-Check and comes out a lot the same, but also a little different. Frame geometry is pretty close, and you get all the attachment provisions for racks, fenders, and bottle cages that make these bikes something more utilitarian than a standard 'cross racer. Disc brakes are the obvious change though, and the Straggler sports Hayes CX Experts with 160mm rotors front and rear. The athletic character continues with a SRAM Apex 2x10 drivetrain, giving you a useful gear range for any type of riding you can dream up, and continues with 32-hole alloy Alex XD-E Lite rims wrapped in Surly's own super-versatile 700c x 41 Knard rubber. A Salsa Cowbell handlebar is great for riding on mixed terrain, too, giving you a bit more control when it's loose while retaining comfortable positioning for cranking into the wind. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Surly Cross-Check Frameset
$500.00
There is no such thing as one bike that can do it all, but the Cross-Check comes mighty close. It's a cyclocross bike by design, but don’t be fooled into thinking that it has only one purpose. This jack-of-all-trades will do just as well getting you across the country as it does getting you across town. At home on the road, on trails, and on gravel, the Cross-Check'll fit pretty big tires, or smaller ones if you like. It can be built as a geared bike, a singlespeed, or a fixed-gear. The Cross-Check’s frame is engineered to supply a comfortable but lively ride. The tubing is CroMoly steel, high quality, custom-drawn, and built to our specifications. It's designed to work with components of popular sizes, meaning you can find both new and old parts to hang on this frame. It will accommodate a wide range of crank types and chainring sizes. It's got accommodations for racks and fenders (front and rear) and, because of its ample tire clearance, you can outfit it to suit where and how you will use it. There's a reason the Cross-Check has remained popular after all these years. The frame is comfy, tough as nails, and super versatile. Surly continues to hear from people for whom the Cross-Check has long been their go-to bike simply because it performs so astonishingly well on any surface.
Surly Straggler 650b Frameset
$600.00
650b what? In the old days when randonneuring bikes ruled on long rides over mixed surfaces, the 650b tire size was perfectly suited for moving fast under control. Surly took this concept and applied it to the Straggler, a disc brake-equipped any-road type of bike bred from their revered Cross Check. The slightly smaller wheels accommodate smaller frame sizes and plump tire widths, creating options where few exist in this realm of riding. Make it your gravel explorer on weekends, your trusty commuter during the week, and go collect all the hand-ups when cyclocross season rolls around. This Straggler's lookin' for a good time and you seem like the type to oblige.
Trek Crockett 5 Disc
$1,799.99
King of the cross frontier Serious cyclocross performance meets serious do-it-all adventure in Crockett. The Pro CX race geometry and ultra-light aluminum frame let you explore gravel roads by week and race to the podium on the weekend. Crockett is the shape-shifting cross bike that adapts to your terrain. Gravel roads? Tours? World Cup races? This do-more ride is the perfect cyclocross companion for every adventure. Key features - Alpha Aluminum and CX race geometry for maximum versatility - Stranglehold dropout lets you adjust geometry and convert to singlespeed - CX race geometry, developed with the world's fastest racers - Disc brakes and thru axles provide precision stopping power
All-City Nature Boy 853 Frameset
$1,150.00
All-City's Nature Boy Disc is your one-stop ride for weekend racing and weekday riding. Race-proven geometry in a classic and durable Renyolds 853 steel frame with a Whisky No.9 thru-axle fork with carbon blades make for a memorable ride both on and off road. Disc brake tabs and a custom All-City sliding rear dropout make disc brake installation and setup a breeze. And all the usual All-City details are present, including rust-fighting ED coating, signature All-City stainless steel dropouts, and a stylish integrated seatpost clamp.
All-City Macho King
$2,699.00
Throughout your life, some bikes will come and some will go, and some will touch your heart and make you want to hold onto them forever. The Macho King is one of those, and if you are lucky enough to get your hands on one, you're going to love it. The biggie here is that it's made from Reynolds 853 tubing which is one of the best in the known universe. Nothing holds its value like high-end steel: it's lightweight, will last forever if treated properly and produces the finest ride quality of any material used in the bike world. Twenty years from now this frameset will still be fawned over and valued by bike geeks due to that little Reynolds sticker. It is nice now, and it will be nice forever. You're getting podium-winning cyclocross geometry, and all of the All-City touches you've come to expect: signature dropouts, signature seat collar, custom English threaded bottom bracket shell, reinforcements on the bottle bosses, and front and rear fender mounts. The dropout features a replaceable derailleur hanger (easily available from Wheels Manufacturing, it's a 49) which means that should you have a bent hanger due to mud on the cross course it is easily field serviceable. It also features a 44mm head tube, a Whisky No. 9 thru-axle carbon fork with a tapered steerer tube, and a crisp, high-speed shifting SRAM Rival 1x drivetrain. A Zipp seatpost and stem, Salsa Cowbell handlebars, and an All-City Gonzo saddle provide the finishing kit, ensuring your contact points get the same quality as the rest of the build. You can hear the cheering crowds in the distance. All hail the king.
All-City Macho Man Disc
$1,599.00
If your cross bike functions as an everyday mount that you use for ripping trails, bombing alleys, commuting, riding in the wet and generally getting rad, the Macho Man Disc is your new best friend. It adds the all-weather stopping power and mud clearance of disc brakes to an incredibly durable 612 Select chromoly cyclocross frame and fork, as well as the ability to fit smaller riders with 650B wheel options on select frame sizes. The result is a favorite with the cross crowd, trail riders, gravel racers, and commuters. All-City spec'd the Macho Man Disc with proven components that don't shy away from a little mud. The streamlined SRAM Apex 1 drivetrain gets you through the mud, over the barriers, and down the road on your daily commute. Sturdy WTB/Joytech wheels wrapped in 700 x 33mm Clement MXP tires (650b x 41mm Surly Knard for the smaller folks) make short work of on and off-road rides and Promax mechanical disc brakes provide reliable speed control in all types of weather. Finishing touches include rust-fighting ED coating and hidden fender mounts for those less than perfect training rides and trips downtown.
All-City Nature Boy Disc
$1,150.00
Disc brakes, one gear, and tons of fun: the Nature Boy Disc is All-City's singlespeed cross machine. The 612 chromoly steel frame and tapered chromoly fork soak up less-than-perfect tarmac and rough-and-tumble dirt and grass with equal ease. Race-inspired geometry keeps things feeling fast and makes negotiating technical turns or gridlocked traffic a breeze. With the Nature Boy, one speed is all you need, and an FSA crank turns over a pair of sturdy WTB/Joytech wheels wrapped in Clement MXP tires (Surly Knards on 650B versions). When the going gets gnarly, Promax mechanical disc brakes are there to maintain control on nasty courses and during inclement weather. And all your favorite All-City details are present including a beautiful lugged fork crown, Hennepin Bridge dropouts, signature brazed-on seat collar, custom BB shell, and signature head badge. Everything is E.D. coated for longevity and rust prevention and since cross bikes are perfect for everyday living, you’ll find hidden fender mounts and two sets of bottle bosses (reinforced of course). Race the heck out of it, ride singletrack, crush gravel, or commute to your heart’s content.
All-City Macho Man
$1,499.00
All-City's Macho Man has been many things to many people — back alley bandit, CX shredder, all-round road runner — and now it's back for more fun, more comfort, more style, and in more sizes than ever. You get all the features that made Macho Man great in the first place, like a 612 Select chromoly frame and fork, disc brakes, double bottle cage mounts, plus hidden fender and rear rack mounts, but with size-specific wheels to accommodate smaller frame geo's and flat-bar, laid-back comfort for cruising all day. Take it across town for happy hour, make it your full-time commuter, or prove your mettle in the next Bandit Cross event. This Macho Man's built for you.
Cannondale CAADX Disc 105
$1,570.00
Experience why the combination of bikes, mud and cowbells creates such a committed following on Cannondale's CAADX Disc 105! Its CAADX aluminum frame offers incredible efficiency while the SAVE stays and carbon fork keep the weight down and smooth vibrations whether you're tearing through the woods or sprinting out on the tarmac. FSA Gossamer cranks with 'cross-specific 46/36-tooth chainrings power a 20-speed 105 group that provides smooth, precise shifting even in nasty conditions. And speaking of mud, the Promax mechanical disc brakes offer plenty of all-weather stopping power and mud clearance while the Schwalbe cross tires hook up in a wide variety of conditions.
Surly Straggler 650b Frameset
$575.00 - $600.00
See that fire road? How about that gravel grinder you've always thought about doing? Surly's Straggler is just the steed you need to explore all the backroads and sideroads. Manufactured from Surly's favored chromoly tubing, paired with a lugged chromoly fork, the frame is responsive, nimble, and showcases steel's inherent ability to damp road buzz. 650b wheels are a great 'tweener size for on and off-road adventures. It also has clearance for 42mm tires, a full set of rack and fender eyelets, and custom rear dropouts that let you ride the bike singlespeed or geared. Plus, disc brake mounting tabs ensure that you'll have tons of all-weather, all-terrain stopping power.
Surly Straggler
$1,650.00
So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that Surly added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked them to make a disc version of their highly versatile Cross-Check for a long time now and almost everything about the two are very similar. Straggler is slightly different, though. The most obvious difference of course is that the Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It'll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They're a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler shares all of the Cross-Check's braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The Straggler's geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it's ready to take you just about anywhere. It's a day tripper and a weekender. It's a 'rough road' road bike. It's a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It's a utilitarian townie. It's a light-duty touring bike. It's an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that's pretty neat. - Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts - 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle - Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run. - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Surly Straggler 650b
$1,650.00
We think by now, most of you get what Straggler is. It's a madly versatile bike that can be used for most types of riding and riding surfaces. Better still is that you now have the option of 650b wheel size. 650b wheels were popular for a long time many years ago on 'Constructeur' style bicycles and we all know how real things were back in the day…650b wheels strike a nice balance between the benefits of both 26" and 700c sizes. The smaller wheel allows smaller riders to fit well on smaller frames, produces a stronger wheel, makes fitting big-ass tires easier and are more agile than their larger counterparts. Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It'll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They're a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler 650b has braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it's ready to take you just about anywhere. It's a day tripper and a weekender. It's a 'rough road' road bike. It's a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It's a utilitarian townie. It's a light-duty touring bike. It's an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that's pretty neat. - Fender eyelets at the dropouts, front and rear rack bosses and dual water bottle mounts, downtube shifter mounts - 100% Surly proprietary 4130 chromoly tubing. TIG-welded, double-butted main triangle - Forward-exiting horizontal dropouts with adjusters give you singlespeed compatibility and wheelbase adjustability to help you fit the tires and fenders you want to run with that drivetrain you want to run. - Frame is ED Coated for increased life expectancy
Trek Crockett Disc Frameset
$749.99 $899.99 17% Savings
King of the cross frontier Serious cyclocross performance meets serious do-it-all adventure in Crockett. The Pro CX race geometry and ultra-light aluminum frame let you explore gravel roads by week and race to the podium on the weekend. Crockett is the shape-shifting cross bike that adapts to your terrain. Gravel roads? Tours? World Cup races? This do-more ride is the perfect cyclocross companion for every adventure. Key features - Alpha Aluminum and CX race geometry for maximum versatility - Stranglehold dropout lets you adjust geometry and convert to singlespeed - CX race geometry, developed with the world's fastest racers - Disc brakes and thru axles provide precision stopping power
All-City Macho Man Frameset
$650.00
All-City's Macho Man has been many things to many people — back alley bandit, CX shredder, all-round road runner — and now it's back for more fun, more comfort, more style, and in more sizes than ever. You get all the features that made Macho Man great in the first place, like a 612 Select chromoly frame and fork, disc brakes, double bottle cage mounts, plus hidden fender and rear rack mounts, but with size-specific wheel sizing to accommodate smaller frame geo's and flat-bar, laid-back comfort for cruising all day. Take it across town for happy hour, make it your full-time commuter, or prove your mettle in the next Bandit Cross event. This Macho Man's built for you.
Surly Cross Check (9-speed)
$1,250.00
Surly's Cross Check is everybody's favorite jack-of-all-trades. Ride it, race it, commute, camp, or get stoked on 'cross; this bike has seen it all. Crafted of TIG-welded chromoly tubing with a lugged chromoly fork and all the braze-ons to run racks, fenders and bags, this offers comfort, vibration damping, and utility. Bar-end shifters and a wide-range, 18-speed Shimano drivetrain give the bike versatility and mechanical durability. The no-nonsense wheels, built from Alex rims laced to Shimano hubs, tackle the urban jungle or the 'cross course with ease. Powerful Tektro brakes and a pair of grippy, all-terrain Kenda tires round out the bike, keeping the rubber side down and letting you keep the fun under control.
All-City Nature Boy Disc Frameset
$625.00
The disc brake version of All-City's iconic Nature Boy singlespeed cross frameset. Like its cantilever brethren, the Nature Boy Disc carries all of the AC hallmarks that you've come to expect: beautiful lugged fork crown, custom dropouts, custom BB shell, signature head badge, and an E.D. coating for rust protection. It has proven race-inspired geometry in a durable 612 chromoly steel frame with chromoly tapered fork, and since you'll want to ride this cross bike every day, it's got plenty of room to fit large tires and even fenders. For racing, cruising trails, gravel, or daily commuting, disc brakes and a single-speed setup provide unmatched control and reliability.
Co-Motion Lucifer Frameset
$2,044.99 - $2,494.99
Emerge from the mud-covered underworld of cyclocross a true champion with Co-Motion's Lucifer. Handcrafted from 7005-aluminum, this wicked steed is light and stiff in all the right places so you can snag the holeshot and solo all the way to the finish. Up front, a Ritchey WCS carbon fork tracks straight and true while also damping vibration for a silky ride over the chunder. And, the Lucifer boasts Co-Motion's convertible rear dropout that lets you pedal a singlespeed or geared drivetrain.
Co-Motion Demon Frameset
$1,824.99 - $2,274.99
Co-Motion's handmade Demon Frameset is a versatile steel beauty that is angelic to ride, easy on the eyes, and devilishly tough. Its Reynolds 853 chromoly frame sails smoothly over the roughest 'cross courses and is easy to shoulder when running over barriers or scaling steep run-ups. Up front, a Easton EC90X carbon fork tracks straight and true while also damping vibration for a silky ride over the bumps. And, the Demon boasts Co-Motion's InterChange rear dropouts that lets you pedal a singlespeed or geared drivetrain.
Co-Motion Demon Co-Pilot Frameset
$2,524.99 - $2,974.99
Co-Motion's handmade Demon Frameset is a versatile steel beauty that is angelic to ride, easy on the eyes, and devilishly tough. Its Reynolds 853 chromoly frame sails smoothly over the roughest 'cross courses and is easy to shoulder when running over barriers or scaling steep run-ups. Up front, a Easton EC90X carbon fork tracks straight and true while also damping vibration for a silky ride over the chunder. And, the Demon boasts Co-Motion's InterChange rear dropouts that lets you pedal a singlespeed or geared drivetrain. Co-Pilot S&S couplers allow easy packing into an airline-friendly case on your next globe-trotting tour.
Co-Motion CX Rex
$4,559.99 - $5,594.99
Co-Motion's handmade CX Rex is a versatile beauty that's quick, agile, and tough. Its super-light, 7005-series aluminum frame sails smoothly over the roughest 'cross courses and is simple to shoulder when running over barriers or scaling steep run-ups. Up front, an ENVE Disc Cross carbon fork tracks straight and true while also damping vibration for a silky ride over the chunder. The Shimano/FSA drivetrain provides flawless shifting no matter how mucky it gets, while lightweight wheels turn every race into a foregone conclusion (read: victory!). For control on the burliest courses, the CX Rex features TRP Spyre mechanical-disc brakes, Schwalbe tires, and FSA controls. And, should you want to dip your toes into the world of singlespeed cyclocross, this race rig boasts Co-Motion's InterChange rear dropout for quick conversions.
Co-Motion Lucifer
$3,714.99 - $4,614.99
Emerge from the mud-covered underworld of cyclocross a true champion on-board Co-Motion's Lucifer. Handcrafted from 7005-aluminum, this wicked steed is light and stiff so you can snag the holeshot and solo all the way to the finish. Up front, an Easton EC90X carbon fork tracks straight and true while a Shimano drivetrain with an FSA crank provides flawless shifting no matter how mucky things gets. Plus, lightweight wheels turn every race into a foregone conclusion (read: victory!). For confident control, the Lucifer is spec'd with FSA SL-K brakes, Schwalbe tires and FSA controls. And should you want to dip your toes into the world of singlespeed cyclocross, this race rig boasts Co-Motion's InterChange rear dropouts for quick conversions.
Co-Motion Demon
$3,494.99 - $4,394.99
Co-Motion's handmade Demon is a versatile steel beauty that is angelic to ride, easy on the eyes, and devilishly tough. Its Reynolds 853 steel frame sails smoothly over the roughest 'cross courses and is easy to shoulder when running over barriers or scaling steep run-ups. Up front, an Easton EC90X carbon fork tracks straight and true while your choice of Shimano drivetrain with an FSA crank provides flawless shifting no matter how mucky it gets. Lightweight wheels turn every race into a foregone conclusion (read: victory!). For confident control, the Demon features FSA SL-K brakes, Schwalbe tires and an FSA bar. And, should you want to try out a race on a single-speed, this CX rig boasts Co-Motion's InterChange rear dropouts for quick conversions.
Co-Motion Demon Co-Pilot
$4,194.99 - $5,094.99
Co-Motion's handmade Demon is a versatile steel beauty that is angelic to ride, easy on the eyes, and devilishly tough. Its Reynolds 853 steel frame sails smoothly over the roughest 'cross courses and is easy to shoulder when running over barriers or scaling steep run-ups. Up front, an Easton EC90X carbon fork tracks straight and true while your choice of Shimano drivetrain with an FSA crank provides flawless shifting no matter how mucky it gets. Lightweight wheels turn every race into a foregone conclusion (read: victory!). For confident control, the Demon features FSA SL-K brakes, Schwalbe tires and an FSA bar. And, should you want to try out a race on a single-speed, this CX rig boasts Co-Motion's InterChange rear dropouts for quick conversions. Co-Pilot S&S couplers allow easy packing into an airline-friendly case on your next globe-trotting tour.
Co-Motion CX Rex Frameset
$2,294.99 - $2,644.99
Co-Motion's handmade CX Rex is a versatile beauty that's quick, agile, and tough. Its super-light 7005-series aluminum frame sails smoothly over the roughest 'cross courses and is simple to shoulder when running over barriers or scaling steep run-ups. Up front, an ENVE Disc Cross carbon fork tracks straight and true while also damping vibration for a silky ride over the bumps. And should you want to try out singlespeeding, this CX rig boasts Co-Motion's InterChange rear dropouts for quick conversions.
Surly Straggler Frameset
$600.00
So what is this Straggler anyway? The easy answer is to say that we added disc brakes to a Cross-Check and this is close to accurate. People have asked us to make a disc version of our highly versatile Cross-Check for a long time now and almost everything about the two are very similar. Straggler is slightly different, though. The most obvious difference of course is that the Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It’ll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They’re a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler shares all of the Cross-Check’s braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The Straggler’s geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it’s ready to take you just about anywhere. It’s a day tripper and a weekender. It’s a ‘rough road’ road bike. It’s a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It’s a utilitarian townie. It’s a light-duty touring bike. It’s an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that’s pretty neat.
Surly Straggler 650b Frameset
$600.00
We think by now, most of you get what Straggler is. It’s a madly versatile bike that can be used for most types of riding and riding surfaces. Better still is that you now have the option of 650b wheel size. 650b wheels were popular for a long time many years ago on ‘Constructeur’ style bicycles and we all know how real stuff was back in the day…650b wheels strike a nice balance between the benefits of both 26” and 700c sizes. The smaller wheel allows smaller riders to fit well on smaller frames, produces a stronger wheel, makes fitting big-ass tires easier and are more agile than their larger counterparts. Straggler has disc caliper mounts instead of rim brake studs. It’ll accept rotors up to 160mm. The rear dropouts are unique, too. They’re a partially closed horizontal design that accommodates singlespeed or geared drivetrains. They feature stop screws that thread in from the rear to further secure the wheel and to position the rear wheel for optimal shifting, plus a forward-mounted stop screw on the drive side to keep the wheel from slipping forward under the force of your gargantuan legs. The rear dropouts are spaced 135mm instead of 132.5mm like the Cross-Check simply because there are far more options for disc hubs in this spacing. Straggler 650b has braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottle cages. The geometry is slightly different, with angles and tube lengths very close but not identical to the Cross-Check, but like the Cross-Check it’s ready to take you just about anywhere. It’s a day tripper and a weekender. It’s a ‘rough road’ road bike. It’s a cyclocross bike with no pretense about racing. It’s a utilitarian townie. It’s a light-duty touring bike. It’s an all-weather commuter. And when you get tired of one set up, you can swap parts around and turn it into something else. We think that’s pretty neat.
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