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When I was attractive for a anatomy to body up as a anchored accessory for cyclocross, I was attractive for a frameset that could board advanced cyclocross tires, axle brakes, accept some blazon of accumbent dropouts and be beneath $500. The Surly Cross-Check fits this bill perfectly. Fender/mudguard eyelets, arbor braze-ons and derailleur hanger are all benefit points.
Just to appearance that every Surly anchored accessory isn't a Steamroller and that every anchored accessory doesn't accept to be a alley bike, I congenital this Cross-Check up as a anchored cross/commuter/winter bike. It did the job with aggressiveness and turns out to be one of the best able frames that I've anytime ridden.
What sets this frameset afar from the antagonism (IRO Rob Roy, On-One Pompino, Milwaukee One and others)? Beyond a cyclocross/touring geometry, and a CroMoly frame?
Semi accumbent dropouts w/ a derailleur hanger
700c annoy approval up to 45
Rooms for fenders/mudguards
Rear dropout agreement at 132.5 mm
130 mm alley bike hubs or 135 mm MTB hubs
Manipulated Stays = advanced ambit of chainrings
Cantilever anchor administration
Double butted capital triangle
Front and rear fender/mudguard eyelets
Rear arbor administration
Dual baptize canteen administration
Downtube shifter administration
Metallic Forest Green color*
* '07 in Gloss Black or Misty Mountain Gray
With a hardly best top tube than bench tube and airy angles, this frameset is a affectionate mix of cyclocross, randonneuring and alley bike geometry.
Top Tube C-C: 57 cm
Chainstay Length: 42.5 cm
Seat Tube C-T: 56 cm
Wheelbase: 1019.8 mm
Seat Tube Angle: 72.5°
Standover Height: 81.07 cm
Head Tube Angle: 72.0°
Fork Length: 400 mm
Head Tube Length: 12.1 cm
Fork Rake: 44 mm
Headset: Threadless, 1 1/8"
Bottom Bracket: 68 mm, English cilia
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2 mm
Seatpost Clamp Diameter: 30.0 mm
Frame Weight: 4.8 lbs
Fork Weight: 2.26 lbs (untrimmed)
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