Its here - a special project that was created for the On-One Development team, this is an underground, limited edition cyclocross frame, for the enthusiast. Strictly limited quantities of this jewel-like model, with a tube set and geometry developed by our athletes for their own personal use. We're releasing it to the public after much anticipation. At home on the CX race courses of the UK as it is touring the pave in Belgium, the Pickenflick is a cheeky, fast, fun frame, unapologetically made in Titanium to give the best ride around and coming with our own full carbon tapered CX disc fork, with some, special cable routing attributes.
It's an On-One, so it's special. We use the wider standard of mountain bike (or road 135mm cranks) to make better use of the tire clearance in the notoriously tight mud room in the back of the bike. By pulling the cranks out 2.5mm compared to a slim road crank, we get better mud room, better chainring clearance, more BB stiffness because of less chainstay ovalization, better frame durability, and a win all round.
We designed this for a mountain bike drivetrain. We are running 42/28, with a 49.5mm chainline (between the middle rings). We've also considered a 39/26 for lower speed pure offroad use. A road 46/36 or 50/34 will be too close to the frame and should not be used due to having a chainline 3-4mm narrower (which would take lots off the tire clearance).