UK Clothing brand Morvelo’s been teasing us with videos of their CityCross series, a short course urban event that even they say is well suited to mountain bikes.
Now, they’ve got something better. The Morvelo x Chickens Frame Emporium CityCross frame is a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, made just for the rigors of fast city riding. In their own words, it “was to bridge a gap where cyclocross leaves and MTB begins, mixed with the speed of road and the playfulness of a BMX.”
The steel Columbus Life frame was built by Jon “Chickens” with a black paint scheme and bare fillet brazing, creating a beautiful, one-off finish…
Chickens is a small, one man frame builder shop in the UK, and this bike was built as much to tackle the unique race as to showcase his talents. Spec is:
- FSA cockpit
- Whisky No.9 Carbon Bolt Thru fork
- Reynolds 29er carbon MTB wheels
- Maxxis Raze tyres
- SRAM Type 2 clutch rear mech
- Absolute Black Thick/Thin CX specific chainring
- TRP HyRd discs
Graphics and logo were paint matched to the fillet brazing…
…and some of the bling was chosen in gold, too.
Enjoy the pics, links at the bottom.
The bike is built to handle stair drops, curb hops and anything else an urban ‘cross race could throw at it, with geometry somewhere between a 29er hardtail and traditional cyclocross rig. Want.