Cyclocross Frame Design
Cyclocross racing is all about transitions. Into a corner, out of a sandpit, over the barriers. If you have ever raced in New England or at national level events, chances are you have raced on courses that I designed. I know how I want a cross bike to ride: responsive and agile.
A good cross bike is essentially a road bike with extra mud clearance. But most production cross bikes have slack head tubes, forks with a lot of rake, a high bottom bracket, and lengthened chain-stays. What you get is a stable bike and a soft ride. You won't feel agile, you'll have a high center of gravity, and the steering will be heavy at lower speeds.
By building the frame to fit the individual rider, I can maximize the elbow clearance, especially for middle- to small-sized riders who often have difficulty with production frames.