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Nashbar Cyclocross Frame

This is basically a bulk Kinesis frame. Kinesis USA closed up shop in 2005, so this is manufactured in Taiwan. It’s $7 of aluminum tubing, plus welds, machining and painting. The RD hanger is cast aluminum and is worth about 20 cents in bulk. The total production cost is around $10-20, plus the cost to ship it in bulk to the US (another $20). Then Nashbar’s handling costs, storage costs, etc. The box has Nashbar’s branding on it direct from PRC, and Nashbar just slaps another shipping label on it to forward it to me. Overall, the price is decent for what you get, but is better when it’s on sale. I got the "60CM X-Large" model. The geometry is decent for a low to mid-level road or CX bike. Top Tube is 21". Seat Tube is 24". Chainstay length will take a 52 front and 36 rear on a long-cage RD with 112 links. I have 622×32 tires on black Sun CR18 rims, with black Shimano HB430 hubs and everything fits nicely with room to spare. I’m using an FSA Big Pig headset, and a Fuji FC770 black semi-carbon fork, black headset, spacers, carbon bars, etc. Everything is black except the pedals and bottle holders (unpainted aluminum) and it all looks really nice. The welds are even and smooth. Bottom Bracket taps are true, but slightly uneven. Could use 2 more threads on the non-drive side. YMMV. Head Tube looks like it was reamed and faced, but with worn tools, and prior to painting. Still, reaming for headset cup install removed very little actual metal. Ream, face, chase, and it should be fine. The cantilever posts are fine, as are the dual bottle mounts. Three cable routes have coaxial screw type adjusters built in, on the assumption you will use road brifters. There’s a 2-cable guide under the bottom bracket that’s standard plastic. The RD hanger is removable, and seems pretty standard unpainted aluminum. There are mounts on the rear for disc brakes if you’re into that. Where you would install a caliper brake, there is a hole, but the hole is 90 degrees off from where you would need it. As such, you can’t even drill your own hole without compromising the seat-stay stabilizer crossbar. This is by design, as it’s on their website pictures. Again, it’s a cheap frame, out of thin, generic 7005 tubing of an unspecified hardness. It’s aluminum, so it’s a thicker tubes than steel, and rides stiff in the seat. However, there’s no hydroforming of the tubes, and the down & top tubes are thin-walled. As such, there’s noticeable flex at the BB. Casually puttering around, it’s not noticeable, but when I lean into it (500-1000 watts) I could feel the flex, which lead to creaking (loosening of parts). I think the smaller frames would be stiffer; however, as a 265LB rider, I worry about metal fatigue in the BB welds. There are ripples in the tubes that are visible as reflections in the black, glossy paint. Not a big deal, but it’s very noticeable on close inspection. It’s "custom butted" frame, meaning some tubes are double butted (top tube, down tube) and some are not (head tube, stays, BB shell). This helped, as it’s about 5. 5 pounds, which is fine for a cheap frame. If you’re building your own bike, this is a great entry level frame to help keep costs down. If you’re looking to build something a little nicer, you probably want something else. Really, you get what you pay for in most cases, and this is on-par with an aluminum Kent or Pacific (Wal-Mart, Target, etc) bike frame. Check it out!

The Nashbar Cyclocross is a custom butted 7005 Aluminum CX renegade frame that has all the beef and muscle to be a full-on CX racer, all the lean to make an amazing touring bike, and all the features you need to build a beloved commuter. The tubing is light, welds are perfect, the possibilities are endless, and the price is so right. Frame features: 2 water bottle mounts Fittings for a rear rack and fenders for transformation into a commuting mobile Down tube cable stops with adjusters, IS disc mount, cantilever/V-brake studs Clearance for 700×38 tires plus mud


Nashbar Cyclocross Frame Review

Light frame, paint looks great. Arrived safely. Easy on the wallet -Read Reviews-

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