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
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Alloy Road Frame
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (6)
  • Commuting/city (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (4)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (5), Comfort oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (3)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    (0 of 13 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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        5.0

        Build it .. by all means..

        By paraordp16

        from Tyaskin, Maryland

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

          Have you ever wanted to build a bike but were hesitant because you felt you lacked the skills? That was me to a T. Tool box was pliers and a ball of string! Well over the winter I decided to collect appropriate tools, components and this frameset. Bang. Not that intimidating at all! Sure I had to redo things once or twice and fiddle with derailleurs but man is it worth it. Do it! You really get a nice result for well under a grand and can finally talk shop with your riding buddies to boot!

          • 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

          By DC

          from Tacoma, WA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

            Bought this as an upgrade to a department store bike, and am not disappointed at all. Paint finish is very good, all components bolt right on with no issues. Purchased a Cane Creek Zero Stack headset and a Nashbar carbon/aluminum fork, and they matched up perfectly.

            Built up with Shimano 105 drive train, Ultegra cassette and chain, Shimano WH-RS610 wheelset with Vittoria tires/tubes. Rolls smoothly, much more responsive than the previous bike, total weight is just over 20 lbs, but I'm very pleased with this build.

            I think the black components and white frame look great together, just need some decals or graphics to personalize it.

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

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            5.0

            Nice aluminum frame

            By Xcskiing

            from Syracuse,NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Nashbar Alloy Road Frame:

            Bought this to build up a higher end recreational bike for my 32 year old daughter who is 5'6" and 128 lbs. Fit is great for her on the 54 cm size. She wanted flat handlebars with 25 mm tires which works well for her 10-15 mile exercise rises. It's a nice bike with all ultegra components and a slightly cushier Crank brothers seat. I liked it so much, may buy another of this frame for a casual bike to ride around town. That is if I can fit another bike in my garage!

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

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