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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 11:18 am 
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I generally don't ask for advice, instead I wish to explore myself. Anyway, I'm looking for a light(ish) disc brake -equipped cyclocross bike for my girlfriend. The problem is, she is 158cm (a bit over 5ft 2in?) with a 73cm inseam. There are some small frames which would do - we test rode a bike with a 516mm top tube, but it was just a tiny bit too long. So, I guess the maximum for the top tube would be around 510mm. Please let us know if you know of a carbon disc frame that would be small enough. And if there simply is no choice in the wonderful world of carbon fibre, alu would probably have to do. Disc brakes are a must-have.

- Spez Crux exists in 46cm but it is sold only in the USA and Asia, not EU area. The 49cm size is a tiny bit too big.
- Felt F65X seems to be the only option at the moment, it exists in size 47 (510mm top tube) but it seems to be sold out everywhere.
- On-One Dirty Disco would be perfect, but the smallest size is a bit too large :/

Also, if you can find a place where the 47cm size of Felt F65X would be available, within the EU, please tell!

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Thanks, hadn't seen that one! Am checking it out. Any other options out there?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:34 am 
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px wrote:
I generally don't ask for advice, instead I wish to explore myself. Anyway, I'm looking for a light(ish) disc brake -equipped cyclocross bike for my girlfriend. The problem is, she is 158cm (a bit over 5ft 2in?) with a 73cm inseam. There are some small frames which would do - we test rode a bike with a 516mm top tube, but it was just a tiny bit too long. So, I guess the maximum for the top tube would be around 510mm. Please let us know if you know of a carbon disc frame that would be small enough. And if there simply is no choice in the wonderful world of carbon fibre, alu would probably have to do. Disc brakes are a must-have.

- Spez Crux exists in 46cm but it is sold only in the USA and Asia, not EU area. The 49cm size is a tiny bit too big.
- Felt F65X seems to be the only option at the moment, it exists in size 47 (510mm top tube) but it seems to be sold out everywhere.
- On-One Dirty Disco would be perfect, but the smallest size is a bit too large :/

Also, if you can find a place where the 47cm size of Felt F65X would be available, within the EU, please tell!

Thanks!


F65x should be in Germany and UK in a few weeks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:50 am 
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Dave will it be Shimano or SRAM builds?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:36 pm 
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Too bad you can't wait 5-6 months. Everyone will have carbon disc cross bikes in their line up.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:38 am 
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euan wrote:
Dave will it be Shimano or SRAM builds?

SRAM

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:07 pm 
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Oh that appeals to me, I was thinking about a Focus Mares but I may change my mind on that.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:52 am 
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Specialized Crux disc. The disc version comes with a nice full carbon fork (including steerer tube).


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Felt F65x also has a full carbon fork (for 2012) as well as a RIVAL R/D and $400 lower retail price.
But it isn't a Specialized.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:46 pm 
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I was referring to just picking up the frame/fork and building it as needed. It's a pretty good deal on the frame set.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:35 pm 
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I was just told by the Finnish dealer of Felt that the 47cm size of Felt F65X won't be available anywhere in Europe. What the..?

Briscoelab: The Crux Disc is only available at 49cm size in the EU, and it's a bit too big :/ 46cm size would be perfect but I'm not interested in paying 30-40% extra from the customs and overseas shipping :/

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:15 pm 
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px wrote:
I was just told by the Finnish dealer of Felt that the 47cm size of Felt F65X won't be available anywhere in Europe.



This conflicts with the information I have. Can you contact me via email so I can add my colleagues to the dialogue and help in the search?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:58 am 
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Thanks for your offer to help us Dave. I sent you a PM some days ago.

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Does Merida do one that fits your need?

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