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The Van Dessel Gin and Trombones cyclocross bike underwent several modifications for 2011. Made from 7005 triple-butted aluminum alloy, the tubes are TIG welded for a lighter build and has seatstays made from carbon fiber.

To match the frame, the Gin and Trombones have a cross-specific carbon fiber fork and a tapered 1.5″ headtube. The headtube has a thick gusset to make it more rigid. An oversized downtube and oval shaped top tube gives way to wide chainstays, giving the Gin and Trombones ‘cross bike great front and rear mud clearance.

Another modification for the 2011 model is having the cable housing of the rear derailleur run from the top tube to the derailleur, making it free from any hindrances. It is now fitted for BB30 press-fit bearings or an option for the traditional 68mm threading.

The 2011 Gin and Trombones ‘cross bike maintains to give maximum performance with less bounce and more grip. It also comes with two water bottle mounts. MSRP for the frameset (Frame/Fork/Headset) is $1149.

The Gin and Trombones comes in different build kits:

Sram Rival Parts Kit: Sram Rival shifters and derailleurs with a Shimano 105 cassette (12-27) and FSA Gossamer crankset (46×36), BB30 bottom bracket, Kore cantilever brakes, FSA Omega handlebar with FSA OS190 stem, Van Dessel saddle, no pedals. Wheels are FSA RD-60 with with 25mm aero aluminum rims and Maxxis Raze knobby tires.

Shimano Ultegra 6700 Parts Kit: Shimano Ultegra 6700 shifters and derailleurs with Shimano 105 cassette (12-27) and FSA Gossamer crankset (46×36), BB30 bottom bracket, Kore cantilever brakes, FSA Energy handlebar with FSA OS190 stem, Van Dessel saddle, no pedals. Wheels are FSA RD-60 with with 25mm aero aluminum rims and Maxxis Raze knobby tires.

Sram Force Parts Kit: Sram 2010 Force shifters and derailleurs with Shimano 105 cassette (12-27) and FSA Gossamer crankset (46×36), BB30 bottom bracket, Kore cantilever brakes, FSA Energy handlebar and OS190 stem, Van Dessel saddle, no pedals. Wheels are FSA RD-60 with 25mm aero aluminum rims and Maxxis Raze knobby tires.

Sram Red Parts Kit: Sram Red shifters and derailleurs with Ultegra 12-27 cassette and FSA Energy crankset (46×36, BB30 bottom bracket, Kore cantilever brakes, FSA Energy handlebar and OS99 stem, Van Dessel saddle, no pedals. Wheels are Reynolds Solitude with 31mm aero aluminum rims and Maxxis Raze knobby tires.


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