Nashbar Alloy Road Frame

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Nashbar Alloy Road Frame
No matter if you're interested in building up a zippy, performance-oriented road bike, a sturdy steed for commuting, or anything falling in between, the Nashbar Alloy Frame is a versatile foundation awaiting your perfect build. This svelte frame is constructed of 6061 aluminum -- the industry standard for quality in either mountain or road bike frames. The beauty of 6061 aluminum is that it's tough, light, and can be fashioned to give flex in all the right areas for superior control and riding comfort. The material strikes a nice, happy medium between carbon fiber and steel. In this rendition, the Nashbar frame features sculpted, aero top tubes and down tubes paired with a traditional, round-tubed rear triangle. All of the cables are externally routed for ease of maintenance and set-up, the bottom bracket shell is the classic 68mm English thread standard, while the head tube is designed to accept a 1-1/8" zero stack headset. This frames is such a good deal that resistance is futile. Snap one up today and build it just the way you imagined.
  • 6061 aluminum construction is lightweight, strong, and durable
  • Designed for 1-1/8" zero stack headset
  • 68mm English thread bottom bracket
  • All cables externally routed
  • 27.2mm seatpost
  • 130mm rear axle spacing
  • Replaceable rear derailleur hanger
  • Two sets of water bottle cage braze-ons
Nashbar Alloy Road Frame
  • FRAME TYPE Road
  • FRAME MATERIAL 6061 aluminum
  • FORK Not included
  • HEADSET SIZE 1-1/8" zero stack
  • HEADSET Not included
  • BOTTOM BRACKET 68mm English thread
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR 31.8mm clamp-on diameter
  • REPLACEABLE HANGER Yes
  • SEATPOST SIZE 27.2mm
  • SEATPOST CLAMP Not included
  • BRAKE TYPE Caliper
  • DISC MOUNT None
  • WHEEL SIZE 700c
  • REAR WHEEL SPACING 130mm
  • RACK MOUNTS None
  • BOTTLE MOUNT SETS 2 (size 48 has only one)
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar Alloy Road Frame
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (9)
  • Commuting/city (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (9), Comfort oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (3)

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1.0

Nice frame if you can find a headset for it.

By Chris in Oregon

from Eugene, Oregon.

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

    I have built up three previous bikes on Nashbar frames. Fun and inexpensive. Got ready to build this bike (gathered all the parts and have built the wheels), only to find that there is no known headset that fits the head tube on this frame. Local bike shop couldn't help. Previous.reviewers have covered the problem pretty well, I see.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great frame

    By FJC

    from Queens, NY

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great paintjob

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City

      Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

      Built this up to be a daily commuter. Very nice so far and loving the paint job and color.

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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Killer frame for the price!!!

      By Chris

      from Somerset, MA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

        This is an awesome frame for the price! Ignore the reviews that state it has poor quality control, and here's why: As far as the headset, it takes a standard 1-1/8" headset. Being a new frame, you need to press in new bearing races! If you buy a complete headset, it should come with them. If you don't know how to do it either Google it, or go to a good bike shop. If your bike shop doesn't know what you are talking about, DONT GO THERE ANYMORE!!! As far as the frame spacing on the rear dropouts is concerned, it is perfect. Before you put the wheel in, it IS 135 mm. Once you tighten the QR skewer it squeezes the frame in to 130 mm. This is STANDARD! This is what happens when people that have no business building a bike try to build a bike!

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great frame

        By WC Bax

        from Overseas

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

          Great frame, better than expected! Decided to build a budget bike for Zwift and outdoor training rides, excellent choice.

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

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          nice, but headtube isn't prepped

          By snagglepuss

          from kleppieton

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Nice Paint Sparkle White

          Cons

          • Rear Dropouts Rough Welds

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

            The frame seems nice but I haven't been able to build it up because I can't even install a headset. The headtube ID measures at 43.2 on top and 43.5 on the bottom. My headset (cane creek ZS44) measures a little over 44mm. There's no way it would ever fit. I'll have to take it somewhere to be machined/reamed out. So far none of my local bike shops have the right tool in 44mm. So I'll have to take it to a machine shop with a lathe. At least the rear hub spacing is 130mm, so I've got that going for me.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Frame

            By sniperguy

            from Fullerton, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • A Few Cosmetic Flaws

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

            Arrived before expected, looks great. I had no problems assembling parts. great frame for the price.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good quality frame for building your own bike

            By Dallas Santa

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

            I built a single speed with this frame, as an another poster mentioned the rear spacing is not the standard 130 mm but 135 mm. That caused a little problem with my build - I had a buy a new axle along with spacers to accommodate that.
            In any case, built a nice bike - with some left over components and some new ones (frame, head set etc.) and have been enjoying this more than my regular high $$ 18 speed bike. And for some inexplicable reason I have been asked questions by other riders about the bike.
            The quality of the frame seems nice, the welds are pretty uniform. I am curious to see how the paint job (which by the way is beautiful) will hold up over time.
            Taking off one star for the spec difference, other than that hope to enjoy this bike for years to come.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Should check for specs variations

            By Skatebikedude

            from Saginaw,MI

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Rear Spacing Bottle Fit

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

            Had ordered to do a road bike build for woman friend; one of the bottle fittings missing on seat tube, and rear spacing was 135mm, not road standard 130mm. To BN: check for variations of product from distributor! That being said, I still completed build using 135mm spaced wheelset; She went gaga on maiden ride after using mountain bikes! Longtime customer, return policy gives me confidence had I had to return it.

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

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Still have Mine

            By Jittery_Coffee Joe

            from California, Desert Badlands

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Gran Fondo
              • Road Biking
              • Touring

              Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

              I have this frame with sram force components. I also purchased the Veulta 37mil Clincher wheelset from Nashbar and the Nashbar FR1 saddle.

              I go,from neighboring county's, to local all over city adventuring. To the beach,Parks and to the mountains.

              Thanks,
              Nashbar "For making my Grand Adventure bicycle a dream come true.
              PS:I wanna try taking a bicycle camping trip this summer.

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

              (3 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              No Headset for the frame...

              By Phil

              from Ottawa, ON.

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City

                  Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

                  Good product for the price, but no headset sold for the frame, so you have to take it elsewhere after purchasing it in order to finish the build, which isn't convenient.

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

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