All City Macho Man Madness

Preview: All City Macho Man Cyclocross Bike

One of the most exciting parts (there were many) of Frostbike 2012 is the reveal of the new All City Macho Man Cyclocross bike. This is the geared version of their well known Nature Boy.

All City Macho Man Madness

I can tell you right now this bike is what I’ll be racing next cross season, and will be ordering the gold frameset option as my pit bike. Yes, I said it.

Some of the below photos are my own from the show, some are Jeff Frane of All City. 

All City Macho Man Specifications that Matter

Frameset: 4130 ChroMoly steel, double butted, externally tapered, overlized, awesomeness.

Fork: 4130, lugged crown

Derailleurs: 105 rear & CX70 Front

Okay really. It’s steel. It’s new 105 that feels yummy in your hands. Tiagra hubs, cassette and bla bla. This will be my race bike for 12-13. I plan on using the fully built bike like you see above as my pit bike and building up the GOLD frameset option with nicer spec to save weight.

The First 48 Hours of Frostbike Recap

Recapping the first 48 hours of Frostbike thus far for myself in some photos…

First stop: All you can eat bacon.

All City Cycles

Thursday (all day long) the brands of QBP walked us through changes, updates, awesomeness that made me very excited. For example the new Macho Man from All City! Apparently we stunk as even the Surly Cycles guys were done with us.

All City Macho Man

Surly Bikes Troll

Friday I commuted. The VIP dealers had arrived and it’s time for seminars, some meetings with dealers and getting warm and fuzzies about how awesome my job really is.

Surly Troll Commute

Then there was the Michelin Tires Casino night (with Michelin bucks.)

Michelin Tire Casino Night

Michelin Tire Casino Night

Then it was my job to get as many dealers as legally possible into a large green/neon school bus to take them to the All City Macho Madness party. I think the total in the bus was over 65 or so…

All City Macho Man

All City Macho Man

All City Macho Man

All City Macho Man

After little sleep over a few nights it was bright and early for expo to open. Here are some of my favorite thing with limited amount of time on the floor today!

Helium Hi-Viz Helmet

45Nrth Ice Sculpture

45Nrth Ice Sculpture

Thomson Bike Parts

Ridley X-Fire CX Disc

Now I’m going to bed to do it all over again tomorrow!