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Macho King


The Macho King is a special one. Throughout your life, some will come and some will go, and some will touch your heart and make you want to hold onto them forever. The Macho King is one of those. It is simply the very best cross bike we have ever made, and if you are lucky enough to lay hands on one, you're going to love it.

The biggie here is that it's made from Reynolds 853 tubing which is, in our estimation, the finest steel going. Nothing holds its value like high-end steel. It's lightweight, will last forever if treated properly and produces the finest ride quality of any material used in the bike world. Twenty years from now this frameset will still be fawned over by bike geeks due to that little Reynolds sticker.

This is the second generation of Macho Kings, and we've made some important improvements. With this offering you'll find top tube cable routing, new dropouts featuring a replaceable derailleur hanger, and a larger diameter downtube. The replaceable hanger (easily available from Wheels Manufacturing, it's a 49) means that should you have a bent rear hanger due to mud on the cross course it is easily field serviceable, the larger diameter downtube improves sprinting prowess, and we've moved all the cables to the top tube and eliminated the internal cable routing so that the bike functions better with modern single shifter cross setups. As ever it also features a 44mm headtube and a Whisky No. 7 carbon fork with a tapered steerer tube. 

It retains all the All-City custom touches such as: signature dropouts, signature seat collar, custom English threaded bottom bracket shell, reinforcements on the bottle bosses and fender mounts. It has clearance for 38's, plus room for tons of mud. Our proven cyclocross geometry and the All-City name backs it all up.

The spec is Rival 22, with tubeless ready DT Swiss wheels, a Zipp stem and seatpost, our favorite cross handlebars, and Clement MXP tires.

This thing is amazing; ride one and see for yourself.

Macho King
Frame + 612 Select CroMoly steel. Double-butted down, top, & seat tubes. Externally tapered, ovalized, & dimpled chain stays, tapered seat stays, replaceable derailleur hanger.
Fork + 4130 CroMoly tapered fork blades, lugged crown & matching dropout, straight steertube, IS disc brake tabs.
Rear spacing + 135mm
Brake Compatibility + Disc Only, 140mm rear & 160mm front minimum rotor size
Seatpost Diameter + 27.2mm
Steerer Tube / Headset + 1-1/8" threadless, EC34 upper & lower, crown race 30.0
Bottom Bracket + 68mm English
Tire Clearance + 700c x 42mm (49-61cm) 650B X 45mm (43-46cm)
Extras + Rack & fender mounts, E.D. coated for durability & rust prevention
Headset + Cane Creek 5 Series
Stem + 3D forged, 4-bolt stem, 31.8mm
Handlebar + AL6061, 31.8mm, 80mm reach, 125mm drop
Bar Tape + Black Cork
Shifter/Brake Lever + SRAM Apex 2x10-speed shift/brake levers
Front Derailleur + SRAM Apex 2x braze-on w/band clamp (28.6mm)
Rear Derailleur + SRAM Apex 10-spd WiFli (32t max)
Brakeset + Promax mechanical disc, 160mm rotors
Crankset + SRAM S150 50/34t
Bottom Bracket + SRAM Power Spline
Seatpost + 27.2mm, 2-bolt, 350mm length
Saddle + All-City Gonzo
Cassette + 10-speed, 11-32t
Chain + SRAM PC10
Hubs + Joytech QR, 32h, 6-bolt rotor
Rims + WTB STP i19 TCS, (650b in 43/46cm, 700c in larger sizes)
Tires + VEE Speedster
Space Horse Disc - Apex Geometry Line Drawing
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43cm (650b)
46cm (650b)

Size 43cm (650b) 46cm (650b) 49cm 52cm 55cm 58cm 61cm
Head Tube Angle (A) 70 70.5 71 71 72 72 72
Seat Tube Angle (B) 75 74.5 74.2 73.5 73 72.5 72
Top Tube Length (C) 495 515 530 545 560 580 610
Seat Tube Length (D) 420 450 480 510 540 570 600
Chainstay Length (E) 420 420 435 440 440 445 445
Bottom Bracket Drop (F) 58 58 75 75 75 75 75
Fork Offset (G) 49 49 52 52 47 47 47
Total Fork Length (H) 376 376 395 395 395 395 395
Head Tube Length (I) 95 105 110 125 150 175 200
Standover (J) 709 732 757 780 809 835 861
Wheelbase (K) 985.7 998.2 1018.8 1032.8 1029.2 1049.2 1073.7
Stack (L) 493 504 545 559 589 612 636
Reach (M) 359 372 374 378 379 387 403
Handlebar Width 38cm 38cm 40cm 42cm 42cm 44cm 44cm
Stem Length 70mm 80mm 90mm 100mm 100mm 110mm 120mm
Crank Arm Length 165mm 165mm 170mm 172.5mm 172.5mm 175mm 175mm