DeSalvo Custom Cycles

Handmade in Ashland Oregon

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Steel Cross Bikes

Cyclocross bikes are difficult to categorize, but they sure are a lot of fun to ride. They’re great not only for ‘cross racing, but also for that epic dirt road ride, a weekend tour, a change of pace on your local singletrack, or a speedy urban cruise. Still, to keep a Cyclocross bike out of the mud or off your shoulder would be a shame, akin to keeping a Ferrari in the garage. These things love to play. Our ‘cross bikes feature slightly higher bottom brackets for increased pedal clearance and your option of a level or sloping top tube for more stand-over room. Like all of the steel bikes from DeSalvo Cycles, you have your choice different Columbus tube sets.

Features

  • Available in 9 semi-custom or fully-custom sizes
  • Size-specific Tubing
  • TIG welded construction
  • Canti or disc brakes
  • Your choice of cable routing

Tubing & Pricing

  • Custom mix Columbus Frame only $1650
  • Steel Cross frameset $2300 -- includes Enve cross fork and Chris King headset

FAQ

  • Semi-Custom Sizes

    ‘Semi-custom’ is what we call our steel production bikes. We prefer to use the term semi-custom because although we have made the geometry and sizing decisions for you, there are some final choices you will make to give your bike a personal touch. Included in the price of each frame is a single color powder coat with painted logos. You will get to decide on the colors. If you would like to be more creative you can come up with a design of your choice, anything from panels to fades to flames to whatever you can imagine.

    Let us know what you would like and we will give you a quote. In addition to the finish you will also decide on the size and shape of the tubes to create a frame that fits your riding style. Cable routing, any additional braze-ons, extra water bottles, racks, or a disc brake mount are other choices you can make.

  • Fully-Custom Sizes

    Although our semi-custom frames come in many sizes, we know that there are occasions when you may want or need custom sizing or geometry. All of our frames are available as full custom for a $175 upcharge. If you decide to go with a full custom frame we will work with you to ensure you end up with a bike that fits you perfectly to increase your cycling experience.

TRADITIONAL GEOMETRY (Level Top Tube)

26" WHEEL CYCLOCROSS "TRADITIONAL" GEOMETRY (LEVEL TOP TUBE)

Size Effective Top Tube Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
47 cm* 49 cm 90 mm 71/74 425 mm 45 mm 737 mm**
48.5 cm* 50 cm 100 mm 71.74 425 mm 45 mm 748 mm**

700C WHEEL CYCLOCROSS "TRADITIONAL" GEOMETRY (LEVEL TOP TUBE)

Size Effective Top Tube Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
51.5 cm* 51 cm 90 mm 71.5/73.5 425 mm 65 mm 780 mm**
53 cm* 52.5 cm 105 mm 72/73.5 425 mm 65 mm 794 mm**
54.5 cm* 54 cm 115 mm 72.73.5 425 mm 65 mm 807 mm**
55.5 cm* 55.5 cm 125 mm 72/73.5 425 mm 5 mm 817 mm**
56.5 cm* 56.5 cm 135 mm 72.5/73 425 mm 65 mm 825 mm**
57.5 cm* 58 cm 150 mm 72.5/73 425 mm 60 mm 840 mm**
60 cm* 59 cm 170 mm 73/72.5 425 mm 60 mm 863 mm**
  • * Frame size measured center of the bottom bracket shell to the center of the top tube
  • ** Standover height measured at mid-point of top tube
  • Bottom Bracket shell width: 68 mm

COMPACT GEOMETRY (Approx. 4-5° Sloping Top Tube)

26" WHEEL CYCLOCROSS SLOPING TOP TUBE GEOMETRY

Size Effective Top Tube Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
42.5 cm 49 cm 90 mm 71/74 425 mm 45 mm 717 mm
44 cm 50 cm 100 mm 71/74 425 mm 45 mm 727 mm

700C WHEEL CYCLOCROSS SLOPING TOP TUBE GEOMETRY

Size Effective Top Tube Head Tube Length Head/Seat Angle Chain Stay Length BB Drop Stand Over Height
47.5 cm 51 cm 90 mm 71.5/73.5 425 mm 65 mm 760 mm
49 cm 52.5 cm 105 mm 72/73.5 425 mm 65 mm 775 mm
50.5 cm 54 cm 115 mm 72.73.5 425 mm 65 mm 788 mm
51 cm 55.5 cm 125 mm 72.5/73 425 mm 65 mm 795 mm
52 cm 56.5 cm 135 mm 72.5/73 425 mm 65 mm 804 mm
53.5 cm 58 cm 150 mm 72.5/73 425 mm 65 mm 820 mm
55 cm 59 cm 170 mm 73/72.5 425 mm 60 mm 841 mm
  • * Frame size measured center of the bottom bracket shell to the center of the top tube
  • ** Standover height measured at mid-point of top tube
  • Bottom Bracket shell width: 68 mm