Van Dessel Aloominator Cyclocross Bike
Van Dessel Aloominator Cyclocross Bike. Beneath its clean understated exterior, the Van Dessel Aloominator Disc hides one of the highest quality do-anything bicycles available today. Van Dessel started with a dream: build a cyclocross bike in the USA out of USA-made parts. With that end in mind, they were able to start with custom-drawn highly manipulated 6061 aluminum tubing. In the Van Dessel factory, they joined these high quality tubes at angles to form their race-proven cyclocross geometry. Being of practical minds, they of course left plenty of room for very wide tires because there’s no point in owning this bike if you’re not going to get it dirty. They also made a point to keep the bottom bracket low to give the bike an even more accentuated ground-gripping feel. To pair with this amazing frame, Van Dessel has outfitted the bike with Easton’s EC90XD cyclocross fork. This fork matches the frame as far as massive tire clearance goes. It’s also the lightest fork in Easton’s cross disc lineup. The frame and fork are held up by a Velocity A23 clincher wheelset mounted with Vittoria XG clincher cross tires. The drivetrain features the latest from Shimano — their brand new Ultegra 6800 components. This is complete from the sti shifters to the front and rear derailleur and even includes the 11 speed cassette and chain. The Aloominator Disc utilizes an FSA SLK BB30 crankset set up with cyclocross gearing (36-46). Stopping power is more than handled by the Avid RD BB7 disc brakes which are extremely easy to set up and adjust and provide ample stopping power. The Van Dessel Aloominator Disc is ready for the cyclocross race circuit, a long all-weather commute, a gravel grinder, or simply heading off down long dirt roads in search of adventure. Where will yours take you?