Thursday, June 14, 2012


Jut checked out the new prototype volkerblack carbon cyclocross frameset.

frame weight 1156grams, 56cm
fork weight 471 grams, uncut
headset 79 grams.

56 and 54 frameset in stock.  Both have a 70mm drop(low like the ftb or focus mares cx 1)
Both have a 74 seat angle and 72.5 head angle.

The 54 has a 54.5 eff tt and 140mm ht.  56 has a 56 eff tt and 160mm ht.

Cost for you on the frameset is $800. That's frame fork and headset.  Comes with english threaded bb, but weight 2 months for bb30 if you like.

Other sizes available to order.  The frame itself is more than 100 grams lighter than the $2400 blue norcross sl frameset I raced last year. I'm pretty excited about a sub 14 lb. cx bike.

Also, weighed the vittoria xg tnt 700x32 tubeless ready clincher.  389 grams, just as the box says. This should be your go to tubeless tire, nice all around fast knobby tread, super strong sidewalls.  Take the lightest tire out there, maybe the panaracer crossblaster at 290 grams, add the lightest latex cx tube, and you are still going to be at 380 or so, and you'll pinch flat. 

Lots of other new stuff in too, maybe the perfect gravel worlds wheelset.  rh-230 c-4 rear, fh-70 front, black bladed spokes, hplusson archetype wide rim.  1470 grams.  $500

Lots of other stuff in too. I'm at 39th 11-7 friday and 10-4 saturday. Come buy some stuff!



  1. Have you tried mounting those vittoria cross tires to a set of stans 340 rims. Looking for a combo that will actually work and can be run low pressure. Wondering what you experience has been.


  2. I've mounted them to an a23 velocity rim. They didn't burp at 20psi. The bead on the tire is very tight. Only needed 1 layer of the tape. I'll have some alpha 340 wheels built up soon to try out.

  3. how do the hutchinson bulldogs compare to the Vittorias on an a23 rim in terms of burping and tight fit on the rim? i'm on the fence between the 2 tires for a tubeless cx setup. i see that the hutchinson's have a new "carbon" bead this year as well.

    chris farney.

  4. xg tnt tires popped, cracked, and sealed into the stan's 340 rim at 35psi with a floor pump. Hutchinsons suck now.