Van Dessel Aloominator Frameset

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Van Dessel Aloominator Frameset

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This could be called one of the best made Cyclo Cross Bikes ever. Introducing the Aloominator, Made in the USA from USA made parts and by USA workers in Oregon.

Using custom-drawn highly manipulated 6061 tubing with our proven CX race geometry, the Aloominator is light, responsive, and nimble. Ample tire clearance means it's naturally suited to hub-deep slop, and the low bottom bracket makes it shine on fast technical sections. And of course it's perfectly at home on gravel and pavement too.

Van Dessel’s Aloominator marks a new direction for the niche brand based in New Jersey. While aluminum cyclocross frames are nothing new for the company, this is the first model handmade in the US. Van Dessel founder Edwin Bull worked with Zen Bicycle Fabrication of Portland, Oregon, to develop this bike, borrowing from his successful Gin and Trombones model. Zen uses highly manipulated 6061 alloy tubing to build the Aloominator, which is finished with an anodized matte gunmetal gray.

The Aloominator is available as a frame and fork or as a complete bike. Bull has always given buyers the option to build their bikes the way they want, so the Aloominator is available for both disc and canti brakes. The disc version comes with an Easton EC90XD fork, while the canti version comes with an ENVE ’cross fork—both retail for $1,599. The build on the demo model I tested includes a mix of SRAM Red/Force drivetrain components with hydraulic disc brakes and Easton EA90XD wheels.

On my test ride, the Aloominator felt stiff and efficient in the bottom bracket and chainstays as it responded positively to pedaling with crisp acceleration. It felt the same even when I was laboring on the pedals with increased, out-of-the-saddle efforts. 

Through the dry, swoopy singletrack of Interbike’s Outdoor Demo, it was easy to establish a rhythm and finesse the bike with a shift of the hips when the tires broke loose, and it flicked around sharp rocks with similar ease. While there were no barriers, I tried several dismounts and carries and found the Aloominator to be well balanced and easy to hoist onto my shoulder and run with. In fact, my first impression when lifting the bike was that it was light—the claimed weight on the frame is 1,350 grams. Overall, I found the Aloominator very competent and fun in the various conditions available at the Outdoor Demo, and I expect we’ll seeing them at the races very soon.

KEY FEATURES:

  • 6061 custom tubeset, made in USA from USA made tubing and parts
  • Van Dessel CX race geometry
  • Enve Composites cantilever carbon fork
  • Durable and easy-to-clean sand blasted and anodized finish
  • 44t inner ring clearance
  • Tapered 1.5" headtube, PF BB30 bottom bracket shell
  • PF30EBB compatible for single speed
  • Weighs +/-1300 grams for 56cm Cantilever frame
  • Includes FSA tapered headset and seatpost collar

Size

    48cm

    52cm

    54cm

    56cm

     58cm

     60cm

Effective top tube length

    51

    53.5

    54.8

    56

     57

     59

Seat tube length 

    48

    51

    53

    56

     57

     61

Seat tube center-center

    43

    45.5

    47.5

    50

     51.5

     55.5

Head tube length

   10.5

    12

    14

    16

     18

     20

Seat tube angle

   75.5

    74

    73.5

    73.5

     73

     72.5

Head tube angle

   70.5

    71.5

    71.5

    72

     72.5

     73

Fork rake

   47

    47

    47

    47

     47

     47

BB drop

   7

    7

    6.7

    6.7

     6.3

     6.3

Chainstay length

   42

   42

    42

    42

     42

     42

Wheelbase

   100

   100

    101

   101

     102

     102

Front-center

   58.3

   59.9

    60.1

   60.9

     61.8

     62.6

 

           

 

           

 

           

Seat post diameter – 27.2

BB spec - PF30

Front derailleur – 34.9 clamp on

Maximum tire capacity - 40mm

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