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Paul Camp 2017 Builder Highlight – Steve Rex Cycles’ monstercross bike

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For Paul Camp 2017, they invited handmade bicycle builders from the area to submit their idea of the ultimate monstercross bike. Steve Rex is legend, and he built this beautiful fillet brazed steel bike with ultra smooth joints. Other builders were keen to check out his bike, and you can check it all out in this video and let him tell you all about it.

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Dr Know
Dr Know
5 years ago

Not a monstercross, it’s a gravel bike. Even Steve says it’s a gravel bike in the video. Everything about it is gravel. Weird.

Fyi great article on the handbuilt bicycle news site right now on true history of monstercross.

mudrock
mudrock
5 years ago

80mm BB drop! Gravel riders pedal through corners, too. There’s a reason 68-72 mm has been the accepted standard on road bikes. of course fat rubber will raise that off the road a bit.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
5 years ago
Reply to  mudrock

Don’t see how a BB drop on a custom frame not built for you could cause controversy.

cbabw
cbabw
5 years ago

why paul comp klampers?

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
5 years ago
Reply to  cbabw

The event is run by Paul. How did you miss that?

Antipodean G
5 years ago

30 years building bikes. I think he probably has a fair idea what he’s doing…

jbike
jbike
5 years ago

I have a custom bike with 80mm drop as I requested and it works great for me even with 180mm cranks, although I am on 29″ x 2.1 tires so I assume this bike is 650b?

jbike
jbike
5 years ago
Reply to  jbike

My bad, now I can see it is a 29er

totovelo
totovelo
5 years ago

hey,
Do you know what is the fork used on this bike. looks like a normal 400 mm cx fork but it wear big 2.1 rubber. nice to can use real 29er without having to use a 480mm carbon fork, keep the geometry more gravel or cx ( as you wish) oriented.

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