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    Anyone ridden newer Gin and Trombones?

    May look into getting one with disc tabs and BB30. Any comments on frame and fork? I have heard that the fork is harsh but the frame is smooth. I like the lower BB and expect it to track well.
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    I believe the geometry is the same as the older models. The differences are the disk tabs, tapered headtube and BB30. If so, it should be nicer than my older G&T. The older non tapered HT forks also had problems with tire and brake clearance. I have to deflate my tire to clear the brake pads. The new forks have more room for the pads to clear. Of course,a disk fork would obviate that too.

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    Keep in mind the new G & T rear spacing is 130mm. That may work for you, but was a deal breaker for me. I have the older model and love it, but don't need yet another type of wheel. For my new disc bike I went with the Stevens Vapor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suhr40 View Post
    Keep in mind the new G & T rear spacing is 130mm. That may work for you, but was a deal breaker for me. I have the older model and love it, but don't need yet another type of wheel. For my new disc bike I went with the Stevens Vapor.
    The Vapor is 135mm and has BB30? I looked at the Stevens web site and it didn't say anything about BB.
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    No, the Stevens is not BB30. Which for me was another plus. I like having as much interchangeability with my bikes as possible, and none of my other bikes were BB30 either. I am using the Shimano CX70 crankset with the external bearings.

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    Let us know how the Shimano crank/bb lasts.

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    I have the newest Gin & Trombones with disc brakes and absolutely love it.

    I agree with the assessment: the front fork is stiff but the frame is smooth. I've done road rides of decent length on it with no problem (100km). I also race cyclocross and ride dirt roads. It's great for that.

    I have some Velocity wheels. White Industries also makes disc hubs that fit the 130mm rear.

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    All I know is that I'm still bummed I didn't wait and shell out more bucks for the "Flanders colorway" or WTF they call it. That was *next* years model, which is why I got a deal on my B/W one.
    Brooke- IIRC, you're on the "wrong" side of the river, but check out CyclePath in NoPo. They carry Vin Diesel (heh) and are fluent in all things CX.
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