Introducing the Macho Man

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As you may or may not have heard, at Frostbike this weekend our newest baby took it's first bow.  The long awaited geared version of the Nature Boy, which thematically we've dubbed the Macho Man. 

Nature Boy lovers have been asking for this for a while now, and we're proud to be able to give the people what they want.  Beyond all the typical AC touches that you've come to know and love: headbadge, two tone paint, brazed seat collar, sexy fork, E.D. coat, etc, the Macho Man will sport our new signature vertical dropouts.  It's got top tube cable routing to keep everything out of the muck, and was designed around Shimano's new top pull cyclocross front derailleur the CX70.

In tubing and geometry it is identical to the Nature Boy, because we saw no need for improvement or any glaring deficiencies in our single speed beast.  If it's awesome, leave it alone. 

Let's get to some pics.

You should know that my attempts to capture the bike's true color have failed.  In this morning's light it looks kind of bananay but in fact it is a kickass citrus color. 

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This as you see it, with the exception of a slight change in rim, is the complete bike spec.  It will retail for $1595 MSRP.

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105 shifters, Salsa Cowbell 3 bar

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Cane Creek S-10 headset, Salsa Promoto 3 stem

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Continental Cyclocross Race 700X35c tires

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FSA Gossamer Crankset 46/36 rings, Shimano CX70 front derailleur

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note the barrel adjuster

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105 rear derailleur

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AC signature vertical dropout

The Macho Man will be out in September 2012

If you'd like one, please get your local shop to prebook it to ensure availability, we expect these things to go quick.

 

Comments

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JimmyDosVeces Says:

February 20, 2012

It’s been a nice year Cross Check, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy your new home.

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Rien Says:

February 21, 2012

Will the production model get an extra mount on the seattube so it can be used with a regular front derailleur? or is it for top pull only? def want one but i ride campag.

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Dennis from the 'Peg Says:

February 21, 2012

I love the Macho Man and all and I love this bike but I think naming the bike after Double A Arne Anderson “the Enforcer” would have made more sense.

Keep turning out kick ass products. Can’t wait to see what’s next already.

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Jimmy Says:

February 21, 2012

so would you say it’s like chartreuse?

like this?

http://www.colorcombos.com/colors/DCF600

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Kenny Gonzo Says:

February 21, 2012

Hmmmmmm, this will go very nice with my Nature Boy!! Love the Color, shoot some pics when the sun is out!!

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Jeff Says:

February 21, 2012

It has a braze on for a pulley.

Not chartreuse exactly either.  It’s less obnoxious than that.

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Sean Says:

February 22, 2012

Same geo as Nature Boy I am guessing?

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shawn Says:

February 22, 2012

will this be available as a frame/fork only?

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Tom Says:

February 23, 2012

Standard BB, I hope?

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Danh Says:

February 27, 2012

Can this bike be fender ready and tires switched out to a 700c?

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K Says:

January 23, 2013

Great geometry and spec love the bike. But, To get me to buy one it needs disc mounts and a Zona tube set. “The Ultimate Warrior” hint hint?

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chris Says:

February 28, 2013

you mean like this?  From a shop down under in Melbourne.  I’m going to ride it next week - looks very sweet.

http://www.bikepro.com.au/ProductDetails/champione-frames—bikes/710/2851/champione-zona-steel-cyclo-cross-bike

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