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    Swiss Cross Disc

    Here is my new baby:

    Frame / Fork Ritchey Swiss Cross Disc 51cm
    Wheels ENVE m50 rims with Continental 4000s II 700 x 28
    Groupset SRAM CX1 42 x 11-32
    Bottom Bracket Chris King
    Brakes Avid BB7 Mechanical with 160mm rotors
    Handlebar Thomson Katie Compton
    Stem Thomson 80mm (currently got a 90)
    Seatpost FSA K Force Carbon
    Seat WTB Devo
    Pedals Shimano XTR
    Total weight with pedals - 19.1lbs (8.7kg)



    Had one good road ride on it so far and it is beautiful.
    Looking to get some fatter tires on it soon and see where we can go.

    Hope you like.

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    Beautiful, does it come in red?
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    Beautiful, does it come in red?
    The cantilever version comes in red.
    Could always get it resprayed though

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    How are you liking the Swiss Cross Disc? Likes? Dislikeds? I have an opportunity to buy the frameset, but am wondering if it will be much of an upgrade from my current All City Macho Man Disc bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLike29er View Post
    How are you liking the Swiss Cross Disc? Likes? Dislikeds? I have an opportunity to buy the frameset, but am wondering if it will be much of an upgrade from my current All City Macho Man Disc bike.
    I have been really enjoying this bike.
    It rides and handles beautifully, tend to do a lot of mixed terrain rides with it, so a mixture of road / gravel / fire roads. Have not tried to do any single track with it.
    I swap the front chainring between a 42 and a 38 and change the tyres in and out as I need, depending on what I want to do.
    Have never ridden the Macho Man so cannot offer any comparison.
    Don't have any real dislikes but I am finding myself drawn a bit more towards doing some bike packing and for that (especially as I ride a 51cm frame) I would not say it is well suited.
    For long rides over varying surfaces / terrain with the right tyre / wheel choice it is a great bike.
    If you are looking to do some bike packing adventures maybe not (this is just in my opinion) I am sure someone could prove me wrong.

    Hope that help, and happy riding.

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    Thanks for that update. That's good to know. I don't think I'm wanting to use it so much for an overnighter / bike packing type of bike. Primarily would use it for commuting and gravel rides/races.

    Can you fit a 700x40 tire in the bike?

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    Can you fit a 700x40 tire in the bike?[/QUOTE]

    I believe you can.
    I bought a WTB Nano 40c which I had planned to fit but have been running a Clement LAS 33c on the front and a Continental Speed 35c on the rear. This has worked well for varying terrain, nice mix of grip / rolling resistance.
    Not sure a 40c would go in the rear but front should have plenty room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo1095 View Post
    Can you fit a 700x40 tire in the bike?
    I believe you can.
    I bought a WTB Nano 40c which I had planned to fit but have been running a Clement LAS 33c on the front and a Continental Speed 35c on the rear. This has worked well for varying terrain, nice mix of grip / rolling resistance.
    Not sure a 40c would go in the rear but front should have plenty room.[/QUOTE]

    I can confirm it does fit nicely in the frame

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