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EighthInch Butcher Frame

August 16th, 2010 [print] Go to comments

Awhile back, EighthInch mentioned they were working on a cyclocross frame for this year.  Well, today they’ve released a sneak preview of their new Butcher freestyle frame, but is this the cyclocross frame they had talked about before?

Sidenote:  "sneak peak" apparently means releasing specs and nearly a dozen HQ photos of the frame.  They seem to have a lot to learn from the auto industry.

Anywho, here’s some info on the frame:

– Sizing: 50, 53, 56, 59cm
– Double Butted 4130 Chromo
– 45/45 Integrated Headset
– Mid Bottom Bracket
– Removable 990 Brake Mounts
– Removable Cable Mounts
– 700×45 Tire Clearance (maybe more)
– Bar Spin Clearance In All Sizes
– Includes Mid-BB and Integrated Headeset
– ESTIMATED STREET PRICE – FRAME ONLY: $300 FRAME+FORK $350

Oh, and here’s a profile photo:

EighthInch Butcher - Click for larger image

Now, tell me that doesn’t look like a singlespeed cyclocross frame to you.  If that’s the case, it looks like an excellent frame, although I’m not sure I’m too happy about the mid bottom bracket (it uses press-fit bearings instead of a standard threaded bottom bracket).  The integrated headset is a nice touch, though, as are the butted tubes and extra gussets aft of the head tube.

If this isn’t the CC frame, then it’s at least a great platform for it.  I wouldn’t mind seeing disc brake braze-ons and a normal BB shell on that bike should it still be in the development phase, though.

For more info and pics, check out their blog:  Butcher Sneak Peak

  1. August 17th, 2010 at 07:15 | #1

    Thanks for the writeup! Your right, we failed pretty bad on being sneaky. With the beefed up clearance and removable brake bosses and cable guides it could double as a polo bike or cyclocross bike. Overall though we catered the geometry and most specs (ie. bottom bracket) to the freestyle crowd. Stay tuned for some pictures of our ss cyclocross frame soon though!

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