You all knew it was only a matter of time before we put discs on our excellent Macho Man platform.
Now I know what you're asking yourself, do I really need disc brakes? The answer my friend, lies with you and the way you use your bike. If you're anything like us, and your cross bike functions as an everyday mount that you use for ripping bum trails, alleys, commuting, riding in the wet, and generally getting rad with, then you've probably come across some situations where you've wanted more stopping power. If so, then consider disc brakes.
Disc brake technology for cross bikes is only going to continue to improve in weight and performance from here on out, and the ones we're specc'ing (the Hayes CX-5) work like a champ, have a very nice finish, sport adjustment for both pads, and have amazing modulation. One ride was all it took us to become believers in cross disc for our terrain and riding style.
The Macho disc was a very cool project for us as we got to develop three new frame parts for it. A signature verical disc brake dropout, a very slick and minimal two piece cable guide, and a CNC'd logoed bb shell. We also brought back the internal top tube cable routing which was lost on the all external Macho Man.
The geo is our classic cross race platform, with a Nature Boy fork adapted to disc use.
From the details, to the ride quality, to the Bridgestone XO-1 homage paint color, we couldn't be happier with how the Macho Disc turned out, and can't wait till it drops this June.
Cross Race Geo
This bike was designed to go real fast off road. It features aggressive yet traditional cyclocross racing geometry and goes like hell.
Signature Disc Dropouts
Custom AC two piece disc dropouts complete the package. It's the little touches that help our bikes stand apart.
The entire bike is E.D. coated inside and out. E.D. coating not only improves the quality and durability of the paint, but is the best rust proofing agent that we have at our disposal. With the E.D. coating there is no need to Frame Saver the bike, it’s already done for you.
You can fit 38’cs in this bad boy front and rear, no problem. If you’re running fenders it’ll clear 35’s.
We hope you ride this bike in all conditions all year long, so with that in mind we added fender mounts.
Frame | All-City Macho Man Disc
612 Select ChroMoly steel. Double butted down, top, and seat tubes. Externally tapered, ovalized, and dimpled chain stays, tapered seat stays
135mm rear spacing, 1 1/8th headtube, English bottom bracket, 27.2 seatpost
Fork | All-City Nature Boy Disc
100% 4130 ChroMoly tapered fork blades, lugged crown and matching dropout.
Headset | Cane Creek 10 Series
Stem | Salsa Pro Moto 3
Black, four bolt, 1 1/8th threadless, 31.8 clamp
Handlebar | Salsa Cowbell 3
Black, 12 degree flare, 31.8
Tape | Velo Cork
Shift / Brake Lever | Shimano 105
Front Derailleur | Shimano CX70
Rear Derailleur | Shimano 105
Brake | Hayes CX-5
Mechanical Disc, 160mm Rotors, Silver
Crankset | FSA Gossamer
Bottom Bracket | FSA
Seatpost | FSA SL 280
Saddle | All-City Gonzo
Cassette | Shimano Tiagra
12-28t, Ten Speed
Chain | KMC X-10
Hubs | Formula DC20LW, DC22LW
Black, Sealed Bearing, 6 Bolt, 32 hole
Rims | Alex Black Dragon
Black, 23mm Wide, 32 hole
Tires | Kenda Small Block Eight
700 X 35c, Steel Bead
Tubes | Cheng Shin
700 X 32 Presta Valve
Geometry pt 2
|Size||46 cm||49 cm||52 cm||55 cm||58 cm||61 cm|
|Head Tube Angle||70.5°||71.0 °||71.5°||72.0°||72.5°||72.5°|
|Top Tube Length||74.0°||73.5°||73.0°||73.0°||72.5°||72.°|
|Top Tube Length||520.0 mm||535.0 mm||550.0 mm||565.0 mm||585.0 mm||605.0 mm|
|Seat Tube Length||485.6 mm||525.5 mm||545.4 mm||575.4 mm||605.3 mm||635.3 mm|
|Chainstay Length||430.0 mm||435.0 mm||435.0 mm||435.0 mm||435.0 mm||435.0 mm|
|Bottom Bracket Drop||70.0 mm||70.0 mm||70.0 mm||70.0 mm||70.0 mm||70.0 mm|
|Fork Offset||45.0 mm||45.0 mm||45.0 mm||45.0 mm||45.0 mm||45.0 mm|
|Total Fork Length||395.0 mm||395.0 mm||395.0 mm||395.0 mm||395.0 mm||395.0 mm|
|Head Tube Length||95.0 mm||110.0 mm||130.0 mm||150.0 mm||175.0 mm||200.0 mm|
|Wheelbase||1001 mm||1013 mm||1019 mm||1030 mm||1039 mm||1059 mm|
|Standover||756 mm||778 mm||802 mm||827 mm||853 mm||880 mm|
|Stack||526.2 mm||542.2 mm||563.0 mm||583.9 mm||609.6 mm||633.4 mm|
|Reach||369.1 mm||374.4 mm||377.9 mm||386.5 mm||392.8 mm||405.3 mm|
|Handlebar Width||40 cm||40 cm||42 cm||42 cm||44 cm||44 cm|
|Crankarm Length||170 mm||170 mm||175 mm||175 mm||175 mm||175 mm|