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Old 09-10-2017, 08:04 PM
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Check out the Specialized Roubaix. Its a true do-it-all bike, and is suitably lightweight. Pretty much the same for the Domane, and Giant has their version too. But I like the Roubaix the best.
All the Roubaix's that I've seen or heard of max out at 28mm tire clearance and even 28's are pushing it on most of the older models. Do the new ones handle 30's or 32's without resorting to discs?
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:53 PM
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The new Roubaix is spec'd to 32 on the tires, but on discs. I don't think it's made with calipers anymore. So if you don't want discs, this one won't fit the bill.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:42 AM
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Candidates for a lightweight road frame that handles 32's, non-disc?

Singular Osprey. I believe the frame has been discontinued, but there may still be old new stock available in XL. I had similar requirements for my commuter (rim, 28s w/fenders, ability to tension a chain w/o a derailleur). My build is a single speed (47:18), and I keep my PDW fenders on full time. It will clear 32s easily w/o the mud guards. Good looking frameset, economical, and super fun to ride.


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Old 09-13-2017, 11:23 AM
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On the vintage front, you might consider a Cannondale ST series. I have a 90' ST600. Ya, it's a little heavy (over engineered in good ways), But it has roadish geometry and rides like it. Here is mine with 38mm Panaracers.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:16 PM
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What size (in Centimeters) do you need?
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:04 PM
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What size (in Centimeters) do you need?
62-ish by 59.5-ish, reach right around 40.5cm. Strong preference for a BB drop of 70-72mm; possibly okay with 68mm or down to 75mm. "Road" geometry from there.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:06 PM
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Singular Osprey. I believe the frame has been discontinued, but there may still be old new stock available in XL. I had similar requirements for my commuter (rim, 28s w/fenders, ability to tension a chain w/o a derailleur). My build is a single speed (47:18), and I keep my PDW fenders on full time. It will clear 32s easily w/o the mud guards. Good looking frameset, economical, and super fun to ride.
Good for the "database"; for me, a little too close to the '92 Trek 400 that I have.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:07 PM
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On the vintage front, you might consider a Cannondale ST series. I have a 90' ST600. Ya, it's a little heavy (over engineered in good ways), But it has roadish geometry and rides like it. Here is mine with 38mm Panaracers.
That is a great picture.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:05 PM
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That is a great picture.
Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:43 PM
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I absolutely love my Gunnar Crosshairs. Think you can run up to 40mm tires, but it's as responsive and fast as a road bike.


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Old 09-22-2017, 09:17 PM
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Love the paint job, that fade looks great!


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