BH Bikes Unveils Carbon RX Team Disc Frameset with Interchangeable 135mm and 130mm Rear Spacing
If you’re open to the idea of disc brakes in cyclocross and looking to buy a new cyclocross bike, the two common questions you might typically ask yourself are: 1) Do I make the switch to discs now or later? and 2) Should I go with 135mm or 130mm rear spacing?
The two new 2013 BH Bikes RX Team carbon cyclocross bikes. © Cyclocross Magazine
Spain’s BH Bikes answers both of those questions with a simple “YES!”
With cantilever brakes, the appropriate dropout inserts narrow the rear spacing to 130mm. © Cyclocross Magazine
Their new carbon RX Team Disc cyclocross frameset and bikes are the ultimate option for the indecisive cyclocrosser. Want to wait on disc brakes since you’ve already got rim-brake wheelsets, or because you’re holding out for a hydraulic system made by one of the big three? The frameset and fork offer completely removable cantilever brake mounts, and come with disc brake post mounts. The unique feature that provides ultimate flexibility is BH’s new plug-in rear dropouts, allowing the owner to easily swap between 130mm and 135mm rear spacing.
The cantilever posts on the rear stays are removable, and BH will have plugs available instead of the pictured tape. © Cyclocross Magazine
The company’s SRAM Rival and TRP EuroX cantilever-equipped model will retail for $3199, while the Ultegra and Stan’s NoTubes Alpha 340 tubeless wheelset-dressed disc brake model will sell for $3499. A frameset, complete with all the internal wire/cable gussets and rear dropout plugins will retail for $2299. See more details in the photo gallery below.
BH RX Team Disc Cyclocross Bike Photo Gallery: