Macho King

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

Reyonolds 853 Tubing

853 is in our opinion, the finest steel known to man and sets the industry benchmark for high end tubing. It’s light, stiff, and provides unmatched ride quality.

E.D. Coating

In Electrophoretic Deposition, or E.D., coating the frame or fork is placed in a paint bath where an electric charge is applied. This fuses a thin layer of black satin coating to the tubes inside and out. This The coating acts as both a rust preventative inside and a primer out.

Custom Details

We’re way into the handbuilt touches when it comes to our frames. Which is why you’ll find things like internal cable routing, custom dropouts, lugged crown forks, reinforcements on the bottle bosses, hidden fender mounts, etc on our framesets.

Signature Dropouts

Investment cast, stainless steel vertical disc dropout with a lugged chevron lower portion and “All-City” on the pads. Drive side has a replaceable derailleur hanger.

Frame + Reynolds 853 tubing, double bottle cage mounts, 135mm rear spacing, 44mm headtube, English BB
Fork + Whisky #7 Carbon Blades, Tapered Carbon Steerer Tube, QR
Rear Spacing + 135mm
Brake Compatibility + Disc only, 160mm max rotor
Seatpost + 27.2mm
Steerer Tube/Headset + Tapered; 44mm headtube; ZS44/28.6 upper, EC44/40 lower, crown race 39.7mm
Front Derailleur Clamp Diameter + 28.6mm
Bottom Bracket + 68mm English
Tire Clearance + 700c x 38mm Extras Fender mounts
Extras + Fender Mounts, ED Coated Frame (Internally & Externally)
Derailleur Hanger + Wheels Manufacturing No. 49
Headset + Cane Creek 40 series
Stem + Zipp Service Course, 31.8mm, 6˚, black
Handlebar + Salsa Cowbell 2, 31.8mm
Tape + Black
Shift/Brake Lever + SRAM Rival 22 11-speed
Brake + Hayes CX Expert mechanical disc brakes & 160mm rotors
Front Derailleur + SRAM Rival 22 braze-on, 28.6mm adapter
Rear Derailleur + SRAM Rival 22 Short Cage
Crankset + SRAM Rival 22 46/36t
Bottom Bracket + SRAM GXP
Seatpost + Zipp Service Course, 27.2mm
Saddle + Fizik Aliante Delta MG
Cassette + SRAM PG1130, 11-28t
Chain + SRAM PC1130
Rims + DT Swiss R24 DB SPLINE Wheelset
Tires + Clement MXP, 700x33mm Folding
Macho King Geometry Line Drawing
Select up to 3 sizes to view:

Size 46cm 49cm 52cm 55cm 58cm 61cm
Head Tube Angle (A) 70.5 71 71.5 72 72.5 72.5
Seat Tube Angle (B) 74 73.5 73 73 72.5 72.5
Top Tube Length (C) 520 535 550 565 585 605
Seat Tube Length (D) 460 490 520 550 580 610
Chainstay Length (E) 430 435 435 435 435 435
Bottom Bracket Drop (F) 70 70 70 70 70 70
Fork Offset (G) 45 45 45 45 45 45
Total Fork Length (H) 395 395 395 395 395 395
Head Tube Length (I) 95 110 130 150 175 200
Standover (J) 756 778 802 827 853 880
Wheelbase (K) 1001 1013 1019 1030 1039 1059
Stack (L) 526.2 542.2 563 583.9 609.6 633.4
Reach (M) 369.1 374.4 377.9 386.5 392.8 405.3
Handlebar Width 40 40 42 42 44 44
Stem Length 80 90 100 110 110 120
Crank Arm Length 170 170 175 175 175 175