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
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/city (11)
    • Road biking (7)
    • Cyclocross (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (8), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

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    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very nice for the price

    By Redbikes

    from Northerrn Minnesota

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Gravel roads
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

      I wanted a drop bar bike I could ride on pavement AND gravel or dirt roads that was faster and lighter than a mountain bike but would take wider tires than my road bikes. This fills the bill.
      I am old-school on bike fit and an average proportioned six feet tall. I chose the 58cm Large and it seems about right. With 700x38 tires and typical shoes, I have about two inches of standover clearance and the saddle to bar reach is about right.
      I put a Sugino XD500t 48-38-28 175mm crankset on a square taper sealed 110mm bottom bracket with no fit or clearance problems. There is adequate clearance (1cm?) between the crank arms and the chain stays.
      The uncut steerer is plenty long and with spacers, riders preferring higher bars should have no problem. If you prefer a lower bar, the head tube is pretty standard so you can slam if you want to.
      There are no front or rear brake cable hangers, so you will need to get some if you use canti or center pulls. I used Shimano CX-70 cyclocross canti brakes with Tektro cable hangers. Again, no fit problems.
      I used a Surly Cross Check fork and the crown race to axle hight seems to be perfect for this frame. Pick your fork carefully; if you get the wrong axle to crown dimension, the fork angle will be wrong and you will have handling problems. If you aren't sure what I mean here, look at a typical road bike, a 29er and a comfort bike and see the different distance between the axle and the lower head tube bearing. It has to be right or the whole frame will be too short or tall in the front. This changes the angle of the fork and the stance of the frame. Critical!
      There is a ton of tire clearance on both the frame and fork. I'm using 700x38 and it looks like you could go quite a bit larger. I went with 38mm tires to keep the weight manageable and they seem to be a good compromise between road sportiness and gravel stability.
      I didn't feel any handling issues or odd quirks, so it should be a pretty versatile frame.
      The only odd thing I noticed was the inner diameter of the shift cable adjusters on the downtube seemed too large, so the housing from bars to downtube sags a bit.It works OK but still bothers me.
      I would recommend this frame to anyone wanting a versatile bike capable of paved and non-paved roads and maybe a bit of singletrack with only a few compromises. Its not a road bike or a mountain bike, but somewhere in between, and that makes sense for a lot of folks. At this price, it is a bargain. Don't forget to add the price of a good fork though! You can easily double the frame price.

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      4.0

      good frame

      By NYC_Al

      from NYC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Matte Paint

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Cyclocross

      Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

      I managed to snag this on sale at a great price. I knew I wanted to build up a commuter, so this fit the bill. The build quality is good with nice even welds. One HUGE disappointment for me was that the picture shows a shiny paint finish and instead I got a matte paint finish.

      The bike build went well with no problems. I would have liked them to have included the post clamp, but it's an easy item to add to the order and not to pricey. A nice thing is that they did include an extra drop out in case you bend the first one.

      Since this is a commuter for me I wanted fenders and a rack. The rack was not a problem. The rear fender was a bit of a problem. For reasons unknown the frame's brake bridge has a hole drilled vertically instead of horizontally. So one of the fender mounts could not be attached at the brake bridge. I had to jury rig a zip tie to the seat tube on the frame. I didn't want to do it, but I guess you could drill through that brake bridge on your own.

      The frame geometry is fine, not too fast, not too slow. Overall I am very happy with my purchase. I will keep this frame until I can find a good deal on a belt drive compatible frame. At which point I will build up my next commuter.

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

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Initial review before building bike

      By Cycling for > 25 years

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comes With Bolts
      • Decent Build Quality
      • Rear Rim Brake Mounts

      Cons

      • 130mm Rear Spacing
      • Chainstay Width

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Cyclocross With V-brakes
      • Hybrid Bike
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

      I bought this frame to build up a road bike for riding in the mountains around where I live. The mountains around me are usually a 10%-20% grade, so I wanted something that could take a triple crank with really low gears, and V-brakes for the steep long downhills that I can hit up to 50-60mph on. As far as the build quality goes I'd give the bike 3 stars, or 4 considering the price. The downtube is pretty big and it's ovalized vertically at the headtube and ovalized horizontally at the bottom bracket in order to increase stiffness. The welds are decent with no problems with them. The build quality of the bike itself is good, and there are no problems with my frame, everything looks OK from the headtube, to the bottom brakets threads, the brake mounts, and the dropouts. The paint quality is pretty poor and not up to the standards of a regular name brand frame, but with a couple coats of wax it looked better. The biggest deal with the paint is that it's put on pretty thin, especially near the rear brake mounts, and it has some orange peel to it. One nice thing about the frame is that it comes with bolts and hardware, such as barrel adjusters for the shifters on the downtube, a cable guide for the front derailleur already mounted under the bottom bracket, the water bottle bolts, and the upper bolts on the outside of the seatstays if you wanted to mount a rack.

      The biggest complaint I read about the frame is that it has 130mm rear dropout spacing, which isn't too friendly with disc brake hubs, but I plan on using it with V-brakes and standard road hubs so that's no issue for me. Another issue I've read about is the chainstay width for people using Hollowtech style cranks with a set bottom bracket width they have to work with. I guess the chainstays are so wide that the inner part of the Hollowtech style cranks will hit them if you're using a double crank. To give you an idea of the chainstay width I measured them, with 170mm long cranks on the bike the chainstays are around 117mm wide, if you were to use longer cranks like 175mm the chainstays flare out to 119-120mm wide. You can measure your crank's width by putting both arms on the bottom bracket spindle facing in the same direction and measuring the inner distance between the two arms. I've got a Shimano Tiagra triple with 175mm arms, and the inner distance between the two crankarms is 128mm, which means on this frame I'd have about 4mm between the chainstay and the crankarm on each side.

      This XL/60cm Nashbar cyclocross frame weighs 1882 grams with the water bottle bolts and barrel adjusters installed.

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      4.0

      A great frame for the money

      By Martyuma

      from Yuma, AZ

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Around Good Frame
        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

        I put this bike together with used parts I have accumulated over time. The bulk of it was from an older carbon bike with early 10 speed dura ace stuff, plus more. It is slightly heavy, but has a stiff bottom bracket and performs beautifully. I plan to use it for touring, dirt roads and just all around riding. With good wheels and 700x23's it feels quick and efficient. I'm using a carbon fork now but I have a steel fork with lugs for low racks, for fatter tires and for touring, but haven't ridden it loaded yet. (I'm having too much fun the way it is now). I think this frame will work well for touring. It is stiff but still does not feel harsh. I also ride a steel single speed, aluminum tandem, aluminum full suspension mountain bike, titanium road bike, old harsh aluminum touring bike, and have had several Cannondales over the years. It is set up for a disc, but I don't see the need. I love this bike. I think you will really like this frame as long as you are not comparing it to your $5K racing machine. It's like the most fun you can have for $130.

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

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Frame

        By The Goat

        from Albany, OR

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Disc Brake Compatible
        • Good Welds
        • Inexpensive
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Rear Dropout Spacing

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Cyclocross
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

        As one of the other reviewers mentioned, the rear dropout spacing of 130mm makes finding a rear disc hub a little challenging. They're out there, but you have to search. This would have been 5 stars otherwise.

        I ended up building a wheelset using Velocity's rear disc hub, lightweight mountain front disc hub, Blunt SL rims (700c - 25mm wide - would work on a 29er too), and Sapim butted spokes rather than buying an off-the-shelf 29er wheelset and re-spacing the rear hub or trying to flex the aluminum stays. There were some road disc wheelsets out there with 130mm rear hub spacing, but either the spoke counts were too low for me (I weigh 175 lb. and carry 30-35 lb. commuting) or the prices were out of my range.

        I also had to add a 2.5mm spacer to the drive side of my crankset to get the crank arm spacing correct. The crankset I'm using is an FSA Energy compact crank (50/34) with 172.5mm crank arms. The drive side arm would touch the chainstay if I pushed on it hard enough while the non-drive side cleared fine. The spacer fixed it. You should be able to get those from your local bike shop if your crankset doesn't have them in the box.

        On my size small frame, I used Avid BB7 discs, Nashbar's carbon 'cross fork, Nashbar's carbon seat post, Shimano XT mountain cassette, along with the aforementioned wheels and crank, and robbed the remainder of the parts (besides cables of course) from my old canti-brake 'cross bike, making it a pretty affordable-for-me build. The complete bike with my knobby tires and without fenders and luggage rack is ~23 lb. (digital scale varied between 22 and 23 lb)

        I've only had the bike completed for about a week, so I've only ridden the bike 100 miles commuting and on one trail ride, but so far I'm very happy with the results.

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

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        4.0

        great deal

        By IL rider

        from Chicago

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

          I bought this frame to build a road bike using spare parts from other builds. For $98 with a nashbar special offer, this is an unbelievable deal. Massive downtube makes for a very rigid connection at bottom bracket. One thing to note is the website says the rear end is 130mm. The frame I received, however, is a 135mm width. I happen to have a disc brake wheel lying around, so I just went with a disc brake on back and road caliper on front.

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice frame

          By Dave E

          from Reading, PA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Reasonably Priced

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City

          Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

          I do some commuting, and wanted a cross frame to do this. Can't beat the price on these frames.

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice frame, good price

          By Omgitsdose

          from Elk Grove, CA

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

          Rebuilt my bike, replacing my old hybrid frame.. This frame was light weight and great for the price. Feels nice and sturdy (I'm a bigger dude) and awesome for my commute. No complaints so far, and goes great with my carbon fiber cyclocross fork from nashbar. Can't go wrong with the price.

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

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Frame

          By jet

          from Boise, Idaho

          About Me Bike Messenger

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

            Bought this frame and experienced no issues with anything except the disc brake compatibility.

            Don't know the reason for making it disc brake compatible if your going to make the rear spacing 130mm. Very hard to find a disc hub that will fit that.

            I built my own wheels with a mountain hub and have had a lot of issues trying to reset the axle to get the right spacing of the disc and not spread the stays. Still looking for a solution.

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

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Nice frame, yet to be ridden

            By Bikes= N+1

            from North of Montreal, QC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Nice Welds Good Finish
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Gravel Cx

            Comments about Nashbar Cyclocross Frame:

            I started building it as a CX/gravel bike with "parts bin" components. I will post real first rides impressions when finished. The weight on my digital kitchen scale is 1720 grams for a size small including bolts (bottle + rack, 6 total). I say it is very competitive and can be built quite light.

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

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