This generation of our everyday cross mount is better than ever with an expanded size range and 650B size wheels on the 43,46, and 49 sizes. Utilizing the 650b wheel size for our smaller bikes allows us to better serve riders by preserving our desired geometry as we scale the bike down the size range. The Macho Man has arrived, it is the geared tag team partner of the Nature Boy. The color is a lovely citroen, and not at all banana-y as the photos might suggest. All-City, which is owned by parts distributor Quality Bicycle Parts, has its frames made in Taiwan, but likes to remind its customers that those tubes are still welded by hand. At Triton Cycles we aim to provide a returns service that is simple and hassle-free.
The head and seat angles are right in there with more speed specific machines so despite its weighty burden the All-City certainly wants to play with the fast boys with no sedate steering traits to lumber you down. Conclusion If you want a cyclo-cross bike for racing on then you're better off looking elsewhere; the Macho Man's weight makes it a hindrance in the thrust and parry of a muddy Sunday morning, which is a shame as the geometry figures make it more than capable of the odd Ballestra. The new flatbar spec of the Macho Man is perfect for riders who want a fast, responsive, bike for quick trips around town or off-roading. The drop-bar version uses the same Promax mechanical brakes and All-City Gonzo saddle as the flat-bar model. How did it compare to other bikes of the same stated size? There is a plus side to this sturdy character though, the Macho Man simply refuses to be knocked off line on stuttery terrain and it descends like a piano, a piano playing a happy tune.
Did they work well in the conditions you encountered? Then in whatever spare minutes there are in between he's agonizing over getting his socks, cycling cap and bar-tape to coordinate just so. Trevor Raab Because this bike is intended for city riding, it most likely will be locked to bike racks, steel poles, and lots of other hard objects with sharp angles that can scratch. Please be aware that this may result in your refund being less or more than what you originally paid in your local currency. On my 12-mile commute, along city streets, gravel paths, and some singletrack, the bike felt ideal and totally enjoyable. Please note - most bikes are delivered partially assembled - this varies from model to model, please call to confirm what building is required prior to ordering.
Made for gravel, they offer good bite into crushed stone and dirt, though the small soft knobs mean they roll a bit slower on pavement than some smoother options. Utilizing the 650b wheel size for our smaller bikes allows us to better serve riders by preserving our desired geometry as we scale the bike down the size range. Simply put, there are significantly less handling tradeoffs with a 650b wheel in those sizes, and smaller riders will benefit from smaller top tube lengths and the greater acceleration that a lighter, smaller wheel provides. The care and craftsmanship is evident in the details: tight, consistent welds, engraved seat tube and bottom bracket, reinforced bottle-cage mounts, and custom dropouts. There are reinforced bottle-cage mounts on the down and seat tubes for all-day action and both the fork and the seatstays have hidden mudguard mounts for day-on-day wet use. It clears a 38c tire 650b x 42c on the smaller sizes with plenty of room for mud, has fender mounts for rain days, and rear rack capability. That steel would be 612 Select ChroMoly, it's been double butted for the down, top, and seat tubes while the chain stays are externally tapered, ovalized, and dimpled for clearances and the seat stays are simply tapered.
We will do our best to ensure that all our customers receive their order but we are not responsible for any mis-delivery if the delivery address is incorrect. The Macho continues and expounds upon the Nature Boy's legacy, we're proud to bring it to you, and proud to loudly send the message that we're taking over steel cyclocross. Warranty Claims: All goods purchased from Triton are covered by a full warranty and generally covers manufacturing faults and defects including poor workmanship. Like all of our steel bikes it sports classic hand-built frame details such as: a custom head badge, bi-plane lugged fork crown, signature brazed-on seat collar, signature vertical dropouts, custom bottom bracket, bottle boss reinforcements and an E. And the shorter front center meant that sometimes in tight corners, the front tire hit my toes. If you want a good value 'cross bike then once again you'll need to look elsewhere, the spec sheet reveals some inferior choices that just can't compete against its rivals at this price and in cases such as the wire beaded tyres are just plain inexcusable making it hard to see what you're paying for to make those sacrifices worthwhile.
I normally ride a 53cm or 54cm pavement bike, but went with a 52cm Macho Man based on its 550mm top tube. Should you need to return a bicycle, couriers will not transport a machine not in the original or suitable packaging. It's my new project and I was thinking about puting camo bar tape, black components and mavic aksium disc wheels black circle with big white letters Your build has the same colors as mine in my thoughs, haha! Our dispatch time for in-stock items is usually 24-48 hours and delivery typically takes a further 2-3 working days. Study the geometry sheet before buying. Ride Impressions The Macho Man, true to its name, is brawny. I do hope the little 'rock solid' comment is a tongue in cheek dig at the weight of the bike, and I didn't even know steel cyclocross was a thing, let alone that it needed taking over. The bike feels best cruising on city streets, whether down car-free bike lanes or taking the lane and riding with traffic.
Should you need to return anything to us, it is very important that you telephone us first to advise us of your intention and the reason why you wish to return the goods. Components There's nothing on the spec sheet that gets the heart particularly a flutter, 'cross bikes on the whole are utilitarian rather than bling, but there are some disappointing choices on the Macho Man that prompt teeth sucking. However, if a minor component is missing or broken e. It's a substantial unyielding platform held back by chunky wheels and tyres so as long as you don't expect it to leap forward with a keen hop in its step and settle instead for reeling in hills and other riders over some glacial measurement of time then you'll get along just fine. Luckily the bike shop were able to gently coax the hanger back into its rightful place, but there's only so many times you can do that to steel, even if it is stainless. Payment - We accept most major credit and debit cards through our secure payment provider Sagepay.
The flat-bar option here is new for 2018. That all-steel weight and those steamroller wheels combined with what's a low bottom-bracket for a 'cross bike all combine to keep things super stable at all times. In a size 55 it up strides to the scales at a brawny 10. But it feels like it built it just for me and my ride to work: a few miles of city roads, followed by a few miles of rail trail, along a busy thoroughfare, and a few more miles of crushed-stone paths with singletrack options before finishing through a residential neighborhood. I love the look of the bike, although I have a beard, or at least heavy stubble at the moment! The steel frame does do that clichéd ferrous thing of taking a bit of the buzz out of the trail and at no point did the steel forks feel like they instantly needed to be replaced with something in more absorbent carbon with the tapered blades doing a good job of ironing out the lumps, within reason. Enjoy building your Macho man!!! As far as complete bike spec goes, they're very proud of the rock solid parts kit.