On the back of last years triple dose of dCROIS arriving on the Scottish Cyclocross scene my boy, team mate and training mongo Chris was keen to get in on the titanium party. While our recent dispatches from Albannach HQ were of the 1x design Chris was wanting to stick with the more 2x persuasion. He did however go for the full cyclocross race specific frame design, foregoing bottle cage holes.
Internal cable ducting for the rear disc brake (DT > CS), front derailer (DT) and rear derailler (TT > SS) to optimise shifting durability with the brake cable (hose) routing aligned specifically for a LHD (UK style) setup. As mentioned previously, to the detriment of our European and American and whoever else in the world rides RHD comrades, I personally think this is the ideal setup for disc-brakes for ‘cross if you dismount on the non-drive side, which everyone does except John MacKenzie and K-Pau. With the disc-brake on the non-drive side this is an easier route from the right hand shifter to brake caliper. If you dismount to the non-drive side you ideally want your left hand actuating your speed as you come to dismount using your rear brake; using your front brake could see you end up in a right fankle.
No bottle cage holes also meant that we could adopt the single ‘albannach’ graphic covering most of the upperside of the downtube. A wee #unicrois on the seat tube to finish it all off.
Chris’ dCROIS build went something like this:
For more photies of Chris’ dCROIS have a swatch at the gallery
dCROIS /krɔʃ/ pronounced cross – in English, cross.
This was a custom round of geometry specifically designed for Chris’ needs.