All-City Macho Man Disc first ride review

All-City Macho Man Disc first ride review

The inaugural incarnation of All-City’s Macho Man was more of a traditional cyclocross bike. We tried it and liked it but considered it too heavy to be seriously raced on. This new version, which has a double-butted steel frameset that’s been updated to handle larger volume tyres, is also on the heavy side for cyclocross, but would be ideal for taking on gravel events. The best cyclocross bikes of 2019 Cyclocross: what it is and how to get into it The updated Macho Man is aimed squarely at gravel riders that use their bikes to commute because, despite the knobbly 40mm Schwalbe tyres, this rig is capable of building and holding more on-road pace than you’d expect. And that’s not its only attribute. From the head badge and lugged fork crown all the way back to the custom-stamped bottom-bracket shell and rear dropouts, the details on the Macho Man’s frame ...

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