Super versatile disc or canti compatible cro-mo frame perfect for commuting, touring and every day use. Newly updated with Swap-Out interchangeable drop-outs so you can run hub gears and single speed in addition to derailleurs, the Kaffenback is a classic Planet X favourite.... Originally designed for the classic British cafe and back winter training ride, our steel all rounder will get the miles in anyway you want.
Hard as nails Maxwall Chromoly steel tubing with cantilever/V brake mounts, disc mounts, clearance for 32c tyres and rack/mudguard mounts mean total versatility too. In fact this formidable ferrous workhorse is truly ready for anything from cyclo cross to cycle to work commuting and everything in between.
Kaffenback is trully a do-it-all machine- simple, veratile and highly durable. Perfect for a multitude of uses including winter training, touring, expedition and urban hacking, it can run discs or cantis with ease.
|Approx. Frame Weight (g)||2148|
|Seatpost Size (mm)||27.2|
|Seat Clamp Size (mm)||29.8|
|Front Mech Clamp Size (mm)||28.6 (bottom pull mech)|
|Wheels||700C. with clearance for 35mm cross tyres|
|Bottle Cage Bosses||2 sets on all sizes|
|A||Head Angle (°)||73||73||73||73|
|B||Head Tube Length (mm)||92||104||135||167|
|C||Effective Top Tube Horizontal (mm)||525||541||555||576|
|D||Seat Angle (°)||73.5||73.5||73.5||73.5|
|E||Seat Tube Length Centre to Top (mm)||480||510||540||570|
|Rider Height||Suggested Frame Size|
|5′3″ to 5′7″ (160cm-170cm)||Small|
|5′8″ to 5′11″ (173cm-180cm)||Medium|
|5′10″ to 6′2″ (178cm- 188cm)||Large|
|6′1″ to 6′6″ (185cm- 198cm)||X-Large|
All frame size recommendations are approximate. A good fit will also depend on the correct choice of stem length, correct bike set-up for the rider and riding style.
Correct frame size choice can vary greatly with riders' torso length. If you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for a slightly shorter stem. If you think you are borderline between sizes, and you have longer legs and a shorter torso, go for the smaller frame size. If you have shorter legs and a longer torso, go for the larger frame size to get the extra top tube length.
As the frame sizes increase, so does the length of the head tube. If you are inflexible or perhaps have a history of back problems, consider going for a larger frame size. This will increase the relative height of the handlebars making the position less “extreme”. The larger frame will also have a longer top tube, so you’ll need to compensate for this with a shorter stem.