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PX DISC–WHAT WE ARE RIDING

Simon’s Psychlo X Disco based largely around a stock PX, with 44mm head tube…..18.4lbs.

As Cyclocross season looms, racers are dialing in what they will ride for the season that for only the second time in US history will take us deep into January.  This season looks to be a good one.

Around the Moots shop the Cyclocrossers have been dialing in bikes for a good while.  This week we take a look at Simon Demby-Myers new Psychlo X Disc.  We have been doing disc brake mounts on cross bikes before it was the rage…..and believe me, this year it’s going to be the rage.  Unless you are an old school-got too many wheel sets-and cantis-rule kinda person, you should really check them out.  Even for me (as described in previous sentence) they represent a huge advancement for the sport.  Plus, I think this will help turn people onto cross bikes a bit more, when in the past they suffered from brake fear….or lack of them.  Anyway, onto Simon’s build…..

3T Luteus Team fork is stiff and has loads of tire/mud clearance…

Chris King external lower for the tapered 1.5 to 1.125 (1 1/8”) fork to  keeps things tight up front….

Avid BB7 mechanical stoppers with 160mm rotors are the common choice this year….

Again, Avid BB7 mechanical disc for the rear…ISO mount, 135mm axle spacing, with a POST mount coming after Jan. 1

Yes, you heard it here first.  Starting on January 1st we will be ready to go with POST mount disc mounts on Moots Mountain frames and Cyclocross frames…until then….ISO as standard.  No more adaptor needed!

No cantis….solid housing thru-stops for the next step hydro lines…yes, they are coming.

Clean lines of the rear ….note shift thru stops for solid housing….

Simon found a left over PX RSL top tube (note squish) to add to his mutt-bike.

Clean groove cable routing on the 3T fork…

Good clearance with the larger tire on a Stans Crest Rim……Psychlo X & Psychlo X RSL can be order with or without the chainstay bridge.

If green is your thing…..Simon ordered a one-off set of green decals….

Simon added the 3rd H2O bottle for those long Northwest Colorado dirt road outings

It’s a nice build for sure and we will only see disc for Cyclocross get lighter and move to hydraulic versions in the near future. Knocking a couple of pounds off this would be pretty easy…well, maybe not on the wallet.

 

 

 

 

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