Full disclosure, I do not own a disc-equipped bike. I have a Hampsten Crema circa 2011 that is my dedicated winter bike, steel frame and fork and it has room for fenders plus 28 mm tires using long-reach calipers. I love it, but I'm at the point where I want to build a new bike for winter and it will definitely be a disc-equipped frame, with dedicated fender mounts.
I am selling pretty much exactly what you describe.
It is a Ti Kent Eriksen for long reach brakes- built with Dura-Ace 9000.
Approximately a 56cm bike- 56.4 tt.
PM me if you have interest.
nemeseri wrote:I'm thinking about building a new winter / training bike. What I noticed fitting my portland design works fenders on my caad10 is that the tire + fender clearance is limited mostly by the rim brake calipers and not the frameset (I use ultegra brake calipers).
Is there any frameset / brake caliper combo that clears 25mm tires with decent full fenders? I would rather not get a disc bike, given I'd use this bike during the summer and I'm not a fan of the extra weight, price and maintanance of disc brakes.
For lightweight options, I'd consider Trek Domane discs. Plenty of options with framesets, and full bikes in this line. For $1,8k you can get a hydro disc alloy bike with plenty of clearance (tiagra though). Which is hard to beat for the price.
Also all-city offers plenty of cross bikes with fender mounts. Good-ol' steel, carbon fork with discs. Plenty of options there too.
Calnago wrote:Emonda SL has good clearance and has been the best "rain bike" I've ever had. I run 25mm Conti comps on standard width Nemesis rims with Shimano 105 brakes, soon to switch to 9100 brakes. I like the center mount rim brakes because I use the mounting bolt to install some McGyver'd plastic fenders. Full coverage and flaps to the ground. Silent. No rattles. Try to get that with PDW boat anchors. Metal is heavy and they rattle. I didn't want disc either and this was a perfect solution for me.
PDW now offers their fender in plastic and I'd love to try those. Cheaper and probably quieter. Although the idea of McGyver something on my bike isn't that appealing. I realized that I rarely care about weight in big downpours during my commute / training in rain. With disc domane, you can mount full fenders with 25-28c clinchers. That's just pretty awesome. Also you'd have a good endurance bike (not that the h2 emonda wouldn't be very similar in that regard).
I know the topic isn't all that fresh, but since it isn't winter yet, I guess it's still relevant.
http://www.kinesisbikes.co.uk/Catalogue ... ht/4S-DISC
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