Super Tech Disc Brake CX Frame

Getting close to finishing up all of the frames that were back logged. A set of racks and one more frame and I am caught up and will be back on a better time frame for the new projects that are being lined up(**hint: now is a good time to get in the queue**).

This one here was great project that I tried out a lot of new things, so I am very pleased to share it with y’all. It was a big departure from the relatively traditionally styled frames I usually do. The starting point of the project was actually a carbon fork made by ENVE with a disc brake tab and a tapered steer tube from 1.5″ to 1.125″.

envefork

This set the ball rolling for all kinds of design decisions. I worked closely with the future owner, Jayson, who is an architect by profession and a highly competitive and seasoned bike racer. Each element of the frame was studied and discussed in depth to provide both the most practical(since this will be a race machine) and visually stunning, perhaps  even lust worthy, solution.

A mixture of Dedacciai Zero and ZeroUno tubing. Look close, there is a not a single straight tube, all of the main tubes are tapered, and the stays have bends

A mixture of Dedacciai Zero and ZeroUno tubing. Look close, there is a not a single straight tube, all of the main tubes are tapered, and the stays have bends

Tapered head tube. It is oversized to take the larger steer tube and in order to use an internal cup headset that creates a longer head tube and makes shouldering the bike easier.

Tapered head tube. It is oversized to take the larger steer tube and in order to use an internal cup headset, making it  longer and thus making shouldering the bike easier.

 

All of the cabling will run internal. This gets rid of a little clutter visually, helps with shouldering, and keeps the cables clean.

S-bend Seat Stays and single bend chain stays

S-bend Seat Stays and single bend chain stays

Low-mount rear disc brake tab on rear drop out. The brake line runs through the chainstay.

Low-mount rear disc brake tab on rear drop out. The brake line runs through the chainstay.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s