Big Block in Urban Velo
Urban Velo just posted a real nice post on the Big Block:
From Urban Velo:
The All-CIty Big Block frameset is going to make a splash once it is actually available this November. At the $500 asking price, this is one of the best spec’d framesets out there with some very real thought in it. The geometry is steep and tall with a short offset fork, mirroring the handling attributes of “true track” frames that so many are in search of. In fact, there is no reason for this not to succeed on the track along with the street. Its butted 4130 tubes and tapered stays should ride well, as should the lugged crowned fork. For the city riders, this bike will fit 32mm tires, giving up a bit of top end speed for the much warranted flat resistance that larger tires make. There are brake provisions front and rear if you’re so inclined, and the cast track end featuring the Hennepin Avenue Bridge has integrated chain tensioners to keep your axle in place. Production framesets will be available in a black/white color scheme, with the pictured red/white paint available on complete bike builds. The blue/black paint was a prototype only, destined to a lucky person as a one-off paint sample. Also recently announced is the new fixed freestyle model, the Dropout, with a BMX style fork and the latest touches in street fixed wheel bike design. Interesting things continue to come from Minneapolis.