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    Flatbar Cross frame?

    What would be a good frame to build up a flatbar CX bike? I hear the old Lemond Poprads have a long TT but cant find any data.

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    I'm building ua a Giant Cross City bike for Cross, theses for size are longer in the TT, and from whati have in my workshop atm, there is decent tyre clearence as the 1 i have creently has 38 tyres fitted, and there is still some clearence.

    I'm starting 1x9 with drops, and then might goto Flats, for a bit of fun
    29er you just know when ur ready!!!!

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    Flatbar Cross frame?

    Been running my Lemond poprad with a flat bar since I built it back in 2001. I've been very happy with it. Got a set of touring wheels and a set of off road wheels (with 45c front knobby). Put a set of cane creek ergo bar ends on a few years ago and it made the bike even better. My only wish is that it had braze-ons on the seat stays as it would be nice to put my Topeak child seat on it.

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    A guy I race with has one of those Chinese carbon hardtail 29er frames with the carbon rigid fork, last season it was his mtn bike and cross bike with 2.2+ tires. This fall he's running skinny cross tires on the same bike. He's got loads of clearance, which is important for races on long mowed grass which gets packed and caught everywhere. It seems to work quite well for him. If I were to build a flatbar cx race bike, I think I'd start with one of those.

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