The Crust Nor’Easter is back with updated paint, graphics, and now in your choice of disc brakes or cantilever brakes.
The Nor’Easter is the outcome of blending a Romanceür tube set with the clearances of the Evasion. Like the Romanceür it is perfectly suited for going out for a couple of day jaunt with everything you will need for a whimsical time, but with the cushy tire clearances of an Evasion.
The Disc Nor’E is meant to be 1x specific. It could potentially be set up with a double, but its on you to figure it out. The Canti Nor’E can be set up 1x or with a square taper double.
The Nor’Easter has a 68mm bottom bracket shell with a wide chain stay. Recommended 1x cranks would be a White Industries A30, a Sram Dub-Wide Rival or Force Crank, a square taper crank (bb lengths vary from crank to crank I’d start around 113-117), or you can run a mountain spindle crank (WI M30/G30, Sram NX/GX etc.) with spacers between the bb shell and the bb.
Max Chainring Size- 40t
The Disc version’s rear brake routes down the bottom of the downtube using brass bolt on cable guides, while the Canti version has two cable stops on the bottom side of the top tube.
Front and rear thru axles are included with the Disc model.
The Disc version is I.S. mount. Uses a 160mm rotor front and rear. If you want to run a Palm Oil Brake kit, we have them for the Nor’Easter, but they unfortunately will not work with the 52cm, as the adjustment screw comes in contact with the seat stay.
Disc Nor’Easter Wheel and Max Tire Sizes:
52cm- 26×2.8″ (Can also run 27.5×2.8″)
55cm- 27.5×2.8″ (Can also run 26×2.8″ or 29×2.2″)
58cm- 27.5×2.8″ (Can also run 26×2.8″ or 29×2.2″)
62cm*- 29×2.6″ (Can also run 27.5×2.6″)
*Note: We are trying out dimple-less chainstays with the 62cm Disc Nor’E. The goal being to add a little more strength and reduce the flex on these larger frames. The only take-away is a slightly reduced 27.5″ tire clearance. No biggie.*
Canti Nor’Easter Wheel and Max Tire Sizes:
Handmade in Taiwan
Brazed Lug & TIG Weld Construction
Color- Disc: Turquoise Extra Large 62cm (All sizes have a level top tube)
Head Tube Diameter- 1″ (Threaded Steerer) 26.4 crown race
Bottom Bracket- 68mm English (BSA) Threaded
Steerer Tube Length- Size Specific. Each size leaves some room for spacers.
Fork Spacing- Disc: 12x100mm