Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork

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Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork
This bike you're looking at? It's totally boss. That's because it's the all-new Nashbar Di2 carbon fiber frameset. We have them in stock and ready to rock. Sit astride this woven palomino stallion and you'll instantly be transformed into a champion. The stiff and lightweight 3K carbon weave is sturdy enough for all you sprinter studs out there, but feathery light enough for even the littlest waif of a climber to handle with ease. The threaded bottom bracket shell works with pretty much any crankset you have in your spare parts bin, or with a threaded bottom bracket from most manufacturers.

But what about the Di2? Ok, we're getting there. The frame is ready to accept whatever Di2 or EPS groupset you've been lucky enough to get your manhooks on. There's internal cable routing as well as a mounting bracket for the battery/control unit on the down tube. And if that doesn't get you all steamed up, nothing will. Round it off with a naked carbon weave finish, a tapered steerer tube, and one heck of a beefed out seat tube cluster and you're looking at a bike that's made for racing, hard riding and just generally going fast.

But don't take our word for it; pick up what the peeps are putting down:

"Got this frame a couple of weeks ago as a replacement to my trusty steel frame...configuration is around 17 lbs...climbing is a breeze on this bike...very responsive and it feels like your whole pedal stroke is going to the rear wheel--no loss!" Jim, Vancouver, BC

"Bought for an Ultegra Di2 build for my wife. Size seems good based on her feedback and the final result looks fantastic and weighs under 16 lb with pedals (54 cm). Saved a ton over buying a complete build...a little over $2k for everything, thanks Nashbar." Georgia, Atlanta, GA

  • 3K carbon fiber weave construction is super stiff, and super lightweight
  • Internal cable routing(using full length housing) is Di2/EPS compatible
  • Di2/EPS battery/control mounting bracket on downtube lets you run an electronic shift system without the use of zip ties
  • Full-carbon fork with tapered steerer tube increases front end stiffness
  • Thick, solid fork legs increase front end rigidity for hard climbing or sprinting
  • English threaded bottom bracket shell works is compatible with threaded bottom brackets and cranksets from most manufacturers
  • Wishbone seat stays help dampen vibration and keep the weight down
  • Naked carbon fiber weave finish looks fantastic
Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork
  • FRAME TYPE Road
  • FRAME MATERIAL 3K carbon fiber weave
  • FORK Full carbon fiber with tapered steerer tube
  • HEADSET SIZE Tapered (1.5" bottom, 1-1/8" top)
  • HEADSET Not included, order item# CC-I40S (will need a carbon steerer tube fork plug as well)
  • BOTTOM BRACKET English
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Braze on
  • REPLACEABLE HANGER Yes
  • SEATPOST SIZE 27.2mm
  • SEATPOST CLAMP 31.8 Not included
  • BRAKE TYPE Road caliper
  • DISC MOUNT No
  • WHEEL SIZE 700c
  • REAR WHEEL SPACING 130mm
  • RACK MOUNTS No
  • BOTTLE MOUNT SETS Yes
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork
 
4.5

(based on 34 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (30)
  • Durable (14)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Too stiff (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (32)
    • Commuting/city (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (25), Competitive cyclist (6)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (26), Comfort oriented (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32)

    Reviewed by 34 customers

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    5.0

    nice frame

    By tonya

    from new york

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Great looks
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Custom Headset

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

    fitted mine out with a full ultegra group and ultegra wheelset, easton alu bar, white fizik saddle and tape. looks absoutely beautiful. and rides like a dream.

    a nifty and nimble little climber,had to pinch myself a couple times, on less steep inclines, didnt feel like i was going up a hill at all. the bb transfers power from the pedal stroke straight back to the wheel: the bike accelerates and responds immediately to power input, like a bullet. being shot out of a cannon...

    maiden voyage + 1 and already i've received compliments and inquiries. suffice to say the build has exceeded my expectations. superlative value in a first class, racing quality frame. well done nashbar. two thumbs up. WAY UP.

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

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    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not for mechanical shifters

    By Russ

    from Denver

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Construction

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

      The descriptiOn say you can set this up with mechanical shifters/brakes. You can't do this without modifications, and even then it is just not right. This frame is designed for and should only be sold as electrical shifter compatible. I want to send the frame back but I have already cut the fork tube and tried to make modifications to accommodate the cables.

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

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent purchase!

      By Bike Addict

      from Joshua Tree, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Out Of Saddle Climb
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • 24oz Bottles Tough Fit
      • Cable Slap

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

      I bought this frame to replace a cracked frame. I did have to buy a new 27.2 seatpost, a BB, and a headset for tapered forks. Even after all that, it was still cheaper than the crash replacement price that I was quoted. I really like the "naked" look. As for handling,love it.Fitted with full Ultegra, it's a great century bike.

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

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      5.0

      Wow, amazing frame for the price

      By kdawg

      from Fresno, ca

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Pretty

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

      First off, I want the readers to know that I have successfully completed the California Triple Crown this year (3 or more double centuries in one day) and all 3 doubles I've done were on this frame. I bought the 57 inch frame and built it up with Ultegra 6700 compononents. I have nearly 4,000 miles on it so here's my review:

      The bike has performed flawlessly up to this point. It is smooth, soaks up road vibrations surprisingly well and is super comfortable to ride, even on long distances. It is a dream machine to ride and I can't be happier. For whatever reason, this bike seems to perform better than my Trek Madone 6.2 as it is smoother and seems to climb better. And the overall cost is less than half of the Madone! Talk about a hidden gem! I am very confident this frame and setup will continue to keep performing for many years.

      Lastly, so many people are amazed at the beauty of the frame. Many ask "where did you get that beauty?" I simply tell them to go to the Nashbar site and shop there. It seems that most who compliment the looks of the bike like the fact that there are no decals. So in short, with this bike we get great performance and looks to boot at a great price. Get yours now!

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Great frame & ride

      By Engineer Bob

      from Bay Area, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy build
      • economical
      • Lightweight
      • Stiff
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Required Customization

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

      I built this with Shimano Ultegra 6800 (11spd) components. Pulling the cables was easy (start from rear and work to front before installing BB and head-set). The only minor negative was that the carbon seat tube is relatively narrow on the bottom end and the support bolt on the Ultegra 6800 braze-on front derailleur didn't have a place to rest on, so I cut a (39x39mm square) metal plate and placed it behind the derailleur bracket so that the support bolt would have a flat & stiff surface to rest on. I have put about 400 miles on it through hilly & bumpy Bay Area roads and the bicycle is stiff, responsive, and the frame is silent (e.g., no cable slap).

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

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      5.0

      Amazing ride for a super price

      By tgenec, Masters 35+

      from Atlanta GA

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Responsive And Stable
      • Solid Stiff And Nimble
      • Tracks Great In Corners

      Cons

      • Brake Cable Opening Small

      Best Uses

      • Racing
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

      Purchased this as a "back up" bike while my team racing frame is off on warranty, just hoping for a decent road racing frame to get me by. WAY more than I expected! The frame is light and very nicely made - formed and tapered all over with nicely overbuilt and super stiff BB and a solid, stable and nimble front end. Handling is very responsive without being twitchy and it corners like it's on rails. This frame has officially become my go-to Criterium racing frame. For the price you cannot go wrong. The only caution is that the brake cable openings are too small - I had to work forever with a file to get the casing to go in, but don't let that stop you. This performs as well as a $2000 frame.

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

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      4.0

      Great Buy for Money

      By Ironman Triathlete

      from Clifton NJ

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Flexible

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

      When I first got this frame it had a wobble in it because of a defective fork. But once it was replaced, I have had no real issues at all and I can ride the bike without hands even on high speed descents. I've done a few centuries on the bike as well as some training crits and road races. I know the frame is not as stiff as higher quality carbon frames but for the money it is hard to beat and you still pretty much get the vertical compliance and comfort of a full carbon frame. I built mine up with ultegra 10speed di 2 which was pretty easy to install except for the rear brake cable which you have to fish through the frame. Also the bolt holes under the front water bottle mount aren't compatible with shimano not sure if they are campy compatible. All in all a really great buy for a di2 compatible full carbon frame.

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

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      5.0

      Really Nice Frame!

      By Bob the bike builder

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Stiff

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

      I have had this frame for about 7 months now. I have had no issues with it at all and it was super EASY to build up. I have read a few reviews that say it's difficult to run the cable housing through the frame. This was not my experience AT ALL. It took me less than 10 minutes and that's brakes and derailleurs. You just have to make sure you run it back to front. It easy to get your fingers into the head tube to run the cable housing out of the holes near the head tube. Just let the excess housing hang out of the back of the frame until you are ready to trim it up.

      I have also read reviews saying that you can hear cable housing slapping the inside walls of the frame while riding. The reason this is happening is because the housing is being installed and pulled tight. What you should do is push a little extra housing into the frame and it will actually pin itself against the frame and eliminate the slapping noise. The extra housing doesn't affect shifting at all at least not for me. The only weird thing with the cable housing was the fact that the frame builder used the same size bit to drill out the brake cable housing and derailleur cable housing holes. Since these housings are different sizes the brake housing is super tight and the derailleur housing is loose is the holes on the frame. I had to put a little electrical tape on the housing to keep it from slipping.

      The frame seems to be of very high quality overall. I have owned a no-name carbon frame purchased online and it was actually really nice but this one is way better. It's very stiff and corners really nicely. It also climbs like a mountain goat!

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

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By Fast Rider

      from Lenexa, Kansas

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

          Frame arrived in good condition.Removed di2 components from my aluminium road bike, easy to install di2 wiring and brake cable, holes in carbon frame were a little snug, can hear brake cable rattle in frame (will fix later). This is a clean frame, nice finish. On a fast downhill with a strong crosswind bike was a little unstable, will update later. Bike weight just over 17lbs with shimano ultegra hardware, with an updated saddle and pedals bike should come in under 17lbs. Frame is a Medium.

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great frame for the money

          By The Ancient Cyclist

          from Sammamish, WA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Clean Appearance
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Carbon Frame and Fork:

            After a 30 year hiatus from cycling, I got back into century shape with my trusty old 26 lb. Fuji. When I saw this Nashbar carbon frame on sale, my family told me to get into the 21st century and treat myself. After reading all the reviews and tips, the assembly when fairly smooth. The bike is so light and responsive! I look forward to hills now. I broke my rear derailleur hanger after an unfortunate encounter with some black ice and Nashbar's great customer service shipped the replacement hanger out right away. This is a great frame for the price!

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

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