Mark’s Monster Cross Bike

Mark's Monster Cross Bike

Mark’s Monster Cross bike is the subject of the 4th episode of Late Night in the Shop. Monster Cross is in between a cyclocross and mountain bike, a dropbar with big tires. They are a do-it-all bike intended to handle singletrack, gravel, and pavement as well.

The latest from OPEN Cycle is an example of a production Monster Cross bike. They’re not calling it that, but it fits the description. Before manufactures made bikes like this, mechanics hacked monster cross bikes together in their shops

Mark’s Monster Cross Bike Details

In the video, Mark shows you how he made his. Below are the essential parts; including a custom machined mount.

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Adaptor to mount Rock Shox remote fork lockout. Made from 22.2mm titanium chainstay stock, a SRAM road lever clamp, and a custom machined aluminium cap (courtesy of Bill Davidson of Davidson Bicycles)
Adaptor to mount Rock Shox remote fork lockout. Made from 22.2mm titanium chainstay stock, a SRAM road lever clamp, and a custom machined aluminium cap (courtesy of Bill Davidson of Davidson Bicycles)
Mark's Monster Cross Bike
Double-ended hydraulic coupling for SRAM, made by Ti Cycles. Allows an old stock hose with a quick connect to fit the banjo fitting on the rear caliper. This hose and fitting is to allow a mostly painless transition either way from flatbar to dropbar on the internal rear brake routing without replacing/shortening the hose with new hose barb & olive.
Mark's Monster Cross Bike
The Ti Cycles fitting takes a nut, olive, & barb on each side. Without this, the quick connect hose cannot be used with the first-gen Red HRD levers
Mark's Monster Cross Bike
Zipp Service Course 70-XPLR dropbar. Super short 40mm stem keeps the cockpit length within reason.
Mark's Monster Cross Bike
Lockout remote installed under the left lever.

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