Work has progressed on an eccentric for Press Fit 30 frames. I finally got a my rolling test bench for these eccentrics completed and though you might care to see it. It’s a 2012 Salsa Chili Con Crosso. The Con Crosso comes with horizontal track drops so that it can go into SS mode immediately, but I wanted/needed a frame that was PF30 (Press Fit 30) for testing purposes. After looking all other choices that are available for purchase I decided the con crosso would provide the most amount of options for all kinds of crazy setups
The Con Crosso is offered in Black with stylish blue graphics and anodized highlights like the seatpost binder and the headset cap. Typically Salas’s have been offered in very organic colors and decorated with the famous chilli pepper logo. This year they ventured away from that and it drew me in more.
Comfort is abundant on the Con Crosso. The ride is smooth and reliable. The 1.5″ tapered head tube provides a very reassuring feeling in the corners, while the flattened top tube provides a nice comfy feel on the run up. The rear triangle is designed with flattened tubing to provide lateral rigidity , and the acceleration of the bike feels fantastic. Weight wise I would say the bike is light, not super light, but the reliability of the ride makes up for it. If you are the kind of rider that is totally focused on how hard and fast YOU can make the bike go, then this is a great ride.
So back to the PF30 eccentric, yeah i bought this frame for testing eccentrics for PF30 frames. I had 10 pairs cut and have been testing them with friends and such. The initial ride on the eccentric felt fine. I liked it. It works. BUT, it just isn’t fancy enough for me. Back to the drawing board.