There’s a new topic on the forum posted by Charlie Phillips who is potentially going to be importing the Doublecross brand into the UK. I thought we should highlight and feature this frame on the main page.
Now to transfer power effectively the fundamental thing that we look for in components and frames is the reducing of flex and reducing any kind of movement or play… Two piece cranks like Shimano DXR and Cliq have helped reduce flex in the drive chain area. Hubs like Stealth / Chris King and Profile Elite have given us more pick up points and less play in the back wheel. The stiffer the product whether it be cranks, hubs or frames all help to transfer the maximum amount of power in a straight line which results in us going faster. Maris Strombergs told me that having a stiff strong bike even if heavier is more important than saving weight. He’s never been concerned about the weight of a product as for someone as strong as him no flex is key when “laying down the ponies”.
So here we have the Doublecross frame. Designed and handmade in the USA by Renny Husada, owner of YESS. A unique looking back end for this era (Elf had a similar frame in the 90’s) which in theory will reduce the flex giving the stiffness that racers search for. It’s the type of frame you’ll either “Love or hate” and probably have an opinion about, so let’s hear your comments, either below or on the thread on the forum. I actually quite like it.
There’s a number of sizes and colours available, check out the website for more info on specs: www.doublecrossbikes.com or contact Charlie Phillips to order yours in the UK 07970923639