Nashbar Cyclocross Frame

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Nashbar Cyclocross Frame
The Nashbar Cyclocross is a custom butted 7005 Aluminum CX renegade frame that has all the beef and muscle to be a full-on CX racer, all the lean to make an amazing touring bike, and all the features you need to build a beloved commuter. The tubing is light, welds are perfect, the possibilities are endless, and the price is so right.
Frame features:
  • 2 water bottle mounts
  • Fittings for a rear rack and fenders for transformation into a commuting mobile
  • Down tube cable stops with adjusters, IS disc mount, cantilever/V-brake studs
  • Clearance for 700x38 tires plus mud
Nashbar Cyclocross Frame
  • FRAME TYPE Cyclocross
  • FRAME MATERIAL 7005 custom butted aluminum
  • FORK n/a
  • HEADSET SIZE 1 1/8" standard
  • HEADSET n/a
  • BOTTOM BRACKET English Threaded
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR 31.8mm clamp on
  • REPLACEABLE HANGER Yes
  • SEATPOST SIZE 27.2mm
  • SEATPOST CLAMP 31.8mm (not included)
  • BRAKE TYPE Cantilever, V-brake, Disc compatible
  • DISC MOUNT IS
  • WHEEL SIZE 700c
  • REAR WHEEL SPACING 130mm
  • RACK MOUNTS Yes
  • BOTTLE MOUNT SETS 2
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar Cyclocross Frame
 
4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (15)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (20)
  • Road biking (11)
  • Cyclocross (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (15), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (16), Comfort oriented (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

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5.0

Friendly, Helpful Staff

By Rockyrider

from Denver, CO

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City

    Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

    Thank you for a great product and great customer service. Your staff is always very friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help find the right products.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great frame for great price!

    By Biker guy

    from Indiana

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

      I am very pleased with this frame. It is Large size and seems to fit me great at 6 ft tall. Alignment on frame is perfect as all my parts fit nice on frame. Like the gloss black paint too. Also comes with extra derailleur hanger and rear spacing is 135 which is nice. Overall great frame for a great price in my opinion.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Value

      By Jim

      from Canada

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Uses Common Parts

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cyclocross

        Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

        This frame is a gem. No issues. A very decent CX frame for the money. 1740g for my frameset. which is in the ballpark for a aluminium cx frame.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Solid value for the money - would buy again

        By Zach

        from MI

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fairly Modern Geometry
        • Good Paint
        • Good value
        • Good Welds
        • Light Enough
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • No Featherweight
        • Not The Stiffest Frame
        • Unattractive Tube Shapes

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Cyclocross
        • Gravel Road

        Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

        I built this up as a singlespeed budget cx and commuter bike. With quality budget oriented parts, it weighs just over 19 lbs. Everything was assembled just fine, BB threads were good/straight, headset install was easy, no problems overall.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent, versatile budget frame

        By fanofpooh

        from eastern Washington

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

          It looks as if Nashbar is listening to its customers. After reading some of these reviews, I had a few reservations about ordering this frame, but ultimately couldn't resist the bargain. Having assembled and road-tested my new multi-role bomber, I'm relieved and delighted.

          First, let me address problems mentioned by other reviewers. The brake bosses on my 60cm frame are correctly located for 700c wheels, placing the pads well within the range of my Tektro RX-5 brakes. Dropout spacing is 130mm, which will be a challenge with a disk brake. Seat-tube bottle eyes are high enough to clear my high-mounted 105 derailleur. My fork measures 405mm from crown race to axle with 48mm offset, and the steering is just what I wanted -- easy and stable, but not clumsy. Head tube angle with this fork is a conservative 72 degrees, not the extreme 70.5 shown in the geometry table. I haven't measured the trail, but it should fall well within the favored range. Seat tube angle is 73 degrees as advertised. My Truvativ Rouleur crankset clears the chainstays without need for extra spacers.

          The welds and gloss black paint bely the bargain price of this frame; it's very handsome. Chainstay proctectors are pre-installed on both sides. Tire clearance is cavernous (easily enough for 40mm slicks) and toe clearance is generous for me. My 60cm frame weighs 4.28 pounds, per my digital fish scale; that's exactly one pound less than the Reynolds steel frame it replaced, and the Nashbar is far more rigid.

          The ride is comfortable, responsive, poised, and secure on a wide variety of surfaces. For a bike that stretches 107cm between axles, it climbs like a leopard, yet with 32-35mm tires it's still comfortable on crumbling blacktop. It tracks solidly on pavement or off, feeling less nimble than a racer while needing less concentration. I haven't tried the bike under load yet, but in every other way it rides and handles beautifully.

          My frame was delivered with a mangled derailleur hanger, but I assembled it with the spare and Nashbar happily sent a replacement. My only niggles (and I'm really racking my brain here) are that the frame has only one eyelet in each dropout and lacks a chain hanger. If you own a bike with decent running gear and want a lively, comfortable, truly versatile machine, I doubt anything near this price can match this impressive frame. Thanks, Nashbar!

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Best inexpensive frame on the market

          By MNSwamp

          from Minnesota

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

            Very versatile frame. You can build a light touring bike, entry level CX bike, single speed (with careful selection of gears). Combined with the matching carbon fork, and this can become your daily driver. I've one built as a single speed (38x16), that I've ridden on 3 RAGBRAIs, plus thousands of miles on road, gravel, dirt.
            It's a nice easy riding frame - just a bike. I'm building another one for a friend right now.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice frame - More specifics needed in description

            By Stephen

            from Benson, AZ

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Inexpensive

            Cons

            • No Rear Brake Hanger

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Cyclocross

            Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

            Used this as a frame to build up for my daughter. Took longer to build up because it doesn't say you need a rear brake hanger - which Nashbar sells. It should be included in the specifications like it does for the seat post collar. Other than that, it is a solid frame that should get years of use.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My Cyclocross Build

            By Jimmy

            from colorado

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

            I ride for recreation & exercise, with the occasional overnight trip. My days of riding in the drops are long over (fused neck as a result), I wanted something that was reliable, could mount a rack, and could climb hills. This frame is perfect for my needs. I built it about 9 months ago, and have somewhere between 1500 and 2,000 miles on it. Most parts were recycled from other projects.

            The fork is a carbon Trigon, in an FSA The Pig headset.I'm running an Avid BB-7 disc front. The front wheel is a 700/29er with 700x32 rubber.

            I used an XT triple crank, and fooled around with the spacers until the chainwheels cleared the frame. This resulted in a 50 mm chainline. I used an XT front mech.

            My frame was spaced 130 MM in the back, I used a 700 road wheel with a 9 speed 11-38 rear cog and an XTR RD-M950 rear mech. The wheel I used wasn't set up for disc brakes, so I used a recycled XTR BR-M950 v-brake. I'm running a 700x28 Gatorskin.

            The chain is a sram PC-951.

            Bottom line- the bike shifts flawlessly on both ends, even under load. It stops well. Top end is maybe 35 MPH, but that's not an issue for me. I have not noticed the handling anomalies others have mentioned- but my riding style/skill probably aren't advanced enough to pick up on these subtleties.

            This is a great frame for an all around or touring bike- it isn't a racer.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice for the Price

            By Whitewillsmiff

            from Afghanistan

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Short Steering

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Cyclocross Frame

            Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

            For the price, this frame is tough to compare. The paint was in great shape and came with a spare rear hanger. I've only logged about 50 miles on it so far, but overall I like it. This frame did come with the 130mm rear frame spacing, so I can use my regular road wheels.

            The headtube/steering is definitely an issue that has been brought up before. It feels very flighty and slow to respond. Hard to describe as I'm not a frame designer.

            Overall, I like it though, this was for a cheap build so I could still put in some miles while in Afghanistan.

            Outfitted it with some Vuelta Corsa Pros, Shimano CX50 cantilever brakes, Nashbar Carbon Fork, Seatpost, Handlebars & Stem. Easily fits 32mm Gatorskins and SKS P45 fenders. The 105 11spd groupset was made for this frame, rides great!

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Solid Frame at Economical Price

            By Dave R.

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

                Frame feels solid but not to heavy coupled with Nashbar's carbon fiber cx fork gives you a responsive but not too stiff ride for a really decent price. I use it as a commuter primarily but also works for a nice long ride into the hills. One thing that varied from the spec description was the rear wheel spacing. I purchased the large 59cm frame and the spacing came in at 135mm so I was able to add my used rear wheel with disc brake setup (130mm is listed in the spec description which may vary depending on frame size and is pretty hard to find a disc brake compatible wheel as others have mentioned as well). Overall I am really pleased with this frame after about 1k and would purchase again.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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