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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 for you to own one of your own. 

Features

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Build Specs

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
Black

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
Black

Shift / Brake Lever | Shimano 105
10 speed

Front Derailleur | Shimano CX70

Rear Derailleur | Shimano 105
Black

Brake | Hayes CX-5
Mechanical Disc, 160mm Rotors, Silver

Crankset | FSA Gossamer
Black, 46-36t

Bottom Bracket | FSA
MegaExo

Seatpost | FSA SL 280
Black, 27.2mm

Saddle | All-City Gonzo
Black

Cassette | Shimano Tiagra
12-28t, Ten Speed

Chain | KMC X-10
Silver

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

Geometry
Size46 cm49 cm52 cm55 cm58 cm61 cm
(A) Head Tube Angle 70.5° 71.0 ° 71.5° 72.0° 72.5° 72.5°
(B) Seat Tube Angle 74.0° 73.5° 73.0° 73.0° 72.5° 72.°
(C) Top Tube Length 520.0 mm 535.0 mm 550.0 mm 565.0 mm 585.0 mm 605.0 mm
(D) Seat Tube Length 485.6 mm 525.5 mm 545.4 mm 575.4 mm 605.3 mm 635.3 mm
(E) Chainstay Length 430.0 mm 435.0 mm 435.0 mm 435.0 mm 435.0 mm 435.0 mm
(F) Bottom Bracket Drop 70.0 mm 70.0 mm 70.0 mm 70.0 mm 70.0 mm 70.0 mm
(G) Fork Offset 45.0 mm 45.0 mm 45.0 mm 45.0 mm 45.0 mm 45.0 mm
(H) Total Fork Length 395.0 mm 395.0 mm 395.0 mm 395.0 mm 395.0 mm 395.0 mm
(I) Head Tube Length 95.0 mm 110.0 mm 130.0 mm 150.0 mm 175.0 mm 200.0 mm
(J) 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

The Greatest Space Horse Photo Ever!!!

April 18, 2014 | Jeff

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And here for your enjoyment is what we believe to be the single greatest photo ever taken of a Space Horse. It was shot by our friend Tom Robertson.

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