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Scattante Americano CX Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike - 2013I think we can all agree that this bike is just too cool. If you are a veteran of cycling, you have probably been jealous of that one guy who shows up at the 'cross race on his singlespeed and makes short work of the course despite his lack of gears. Get ready to one-up them with our Scattante Americano CX. Not only is it a tremendous value and ready to be customized, but it features highly sought after and powerful disc brakes. If you are new to singlespeeds or cyclocross, this is the perfect bike to get it right the first time.
Our Americano CX features a chromoly steel frame and fork for added vibration dampening on or off the road and an eccentric bottom bracket. The eccentric BB allows for fine tuning optimum chain length without moving the rear axle, which is exceptionally useful with disc brakes. The fork features fender eyelets if you choose to stay clean when training, commuting or just messing around on local fire roads.
The CX has a 46x17 gear configuration for the best balance between pleasure and pain. The starting point for most singlespeeds involves a 2:1 ratio; where the chain ring has twice as many teeth as the rear sprocket. The idea is that each revolution of the crank will rotate the rear wheel two times. Therefore, a 46x17 configuration will rotate the rear wheel 2.7 times, which increases your cruising speed without unduly making hills more difficult.
Kenda Small Block Eight tires have been made increasingly popular over the years for their low rolling resistance on hardpack mountain bike trails. They are well suited to fire roads or 'cross races and mounted to Alex DC-19 rims with a doublewall profile for added strength.
We saved the best for last. Disc brakes are popular on cyclocross bikes for their added stopping power, especially in adverse weather conditions. You will be hard pressed to find them on any cyclocross singlespeed bike because the frame has to be designed to accommodate them. The Avid BB5 disc brakes offer a Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System, tool-free pad replacement, a melt-forged body and an inboard pad adjustment knob. The Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System aligns the caliper to the rotor in seconds. Just loosen the CPS bolts a little, and then squeeze the brake lever while re-tightening the bolts. Perfect caliper alignment; just like that.
- Disc brake specific Chromoly frame and fork
- 46x17 gearing strikes the perfect balance
- FSA Eccentric bottom bracket for ideal chain tension
- Avid BB5 disc brakes are easy to adjust and supply great stopping power, even in wet conditions
- Velo saddle and comfortable cork bar tape
Scattante Americano CX Single-Speed Cyclocross Bike - 2013
- bottom bracket:
- FSA Eccentric
- Avid BB5, 160mm rotors
- KMC Z-410
- Single speed track crank, 1/8"x 46T chainring, 165mm, BCD 130
- Chromoly steel, 1 1/8" Threadless
- Chromoly steel
- front derailleur:
- Velo, Cork
- Alloy, 31.8
- 1 1/8" Threadless
- Avid BB5
- rack mounts:
- rear derailleur:
- Velo, Steel Satin rails
- Alloy, 27.2mmx300mm
- Alloy, 31.8
- Kenda Small Block Eight, 700x32
- ALEX DC-19