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    3.9lbs steel frame from Xprezo

    Hi,

    Xprezo just got their new frame out, the Gros Big, which is a steel frame at under 4lbs with 190mm rear spacing and up to 4.8" tires. No word on pricing yet, but I bet it will be over $800 (hand-made and custom color). Looks like bunch of fun though

    Hopefully I might be able to demo one this saturday during the Big fat Tour at Mont Rigaud, Qc.


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    I saw this on their site about a week ago and was pumped. Great looking bike.
    Enjoy the demo.
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    I demoed it at Bromont on Groundhog day. I would say it stings the hands less than the Beargrease C and you feel the 1d slacker head angle over the Yampa.

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    Will you be going to Rigaud too ? Btw, are you a member of our facebook group for Montreal's winter commuter yet ? Fell free to join us !
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    Is it just me or does the back end look as long as those fatsandbikes?

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    They have not posted the geometry. It clears 4.8 tires so CS should be in the 460-465mm range. The picture shows a lot of space in the rear end as the bike runs on Nates.

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    3.9lbs steel frame from Xprezo

    Thanks for posting this. I love the idea of a steel frame built by dudes that know the gnar. Have fond memories of racing at Bromont back in the day.

    Top of the list for me. It won't be cheap. But good art/craftsmanship rarely is

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    Press fit BB, I'm out. Not for me, been there.

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    3.9lbs steel frame from Xprezo

    Yeah, their bikes are really nice. Gotta love having local guys keeling the sport alive in such a beautiful fashion.


    PressFit never really caught me either, still doesn't know why outboard bearings are being questioned nowadays with such great ease of installation and compatibility. But that's up to them.
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    Re: 3.9lbs steel frame from Xprezo

    I inquired about this frame. $1250 including FSA headset and seat clamp.

    Looks nice. I wonder how durable a 3.9lb steel frame would be.

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    3.9lbs steel frame from Xprezo

    Ha, well I can put a cross on this one for my $1k budget fatbike.

    Still, it's a low volume handmade frame with top end quality, so thats not too bad for a price point.
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    Interesting, hope someone here builds one of these and posts up. I've already bought my frame, but one thing I didn't expect was a steel fattie frame coming in 1.5lbs lighter than Al/bamboo. I'd have seriously considered this if it had come to market a little sooner; as it is I still don't get what's wrong with PF BB (never had one), mebbe I'll learn the hard way?
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    3.9lbs steel frame from Xprezo

    Thanks to those that noted the press fit BB. I know I should research the pros and cons myself but maybe someone could school me? A must for me Is the ability to run a Next SL crankset with a single ring. Would this work with the Xprezo?

    Also are press fit bearings serviceable? IE can I repack them with low temp grease?

    Thanks in advance!

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    3.9lbs steel frame from Xprezo

    I think most of Xprezo bikes are using Pressfit BB now (could be wrong), so perhaps it's easier for them and less trouble than threading the frame ? However at that price, I guess they could always do to customer specs for the BB shell ? If I meet Antoine Larose this weekend, I'll ask him out
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    Durability: It's the same high end steel they use for all their hardtails and the rear end of all their trailbikes.

    Next SL crank: Race face has you covered with BB92

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    3.9lbs steel frame from Xprezo

    Thanks!

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    3.9lbs steel frame from Xprezo

    I got to ride the Xprezo in small plus a Pugs, a carbon Salsa and another one similar to the Pugs. I got a few good pics of the Xprezo (which was pretty much the sane weight has the carbon salsa) and gotta try to post everything up tomorrow with ride report and fun facts. It was a blast.
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