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All-City Nature Boy Disc

Gravel Grinder.

Frame:
All-City Nature Boy Disc / 58cm / 2015

Fork/Headset:
Stock / Chris King NoThreadSet Sotto Voce

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Mighty Comp / Origin8 Torqlite

Pedals:
Shimano XT

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
White Industries 17t / RaceFace Narrow/Wide 42t / SRAM PC 870

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey Classic / Ritchey Classic C220

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks Cambium C15 / Thomson Elite

Brakes:
TRP Spyre SLC Calipers/Rotors / TRP RRL Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype / Paul Disk FHUB / Panaracer Gravel King SK 43c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son Archetype / Paul Disk WORD / Panaracer Gravel King SK 43c

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Awaiting Parts
  2. Freshly Assembled
  3. Ready to Roll
  4. Cushy Tush
  5. Ridin' plump.
  6. Drop Bar Commuter
  7. Gravel Grinder

Current Stage Info:

Dirt > Pavement

Added by m_sobie. Last updated about 1 year ago.

65 Comments

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

Rawr mama

Posted about 1 year ago

Dr_Awkward

Dr_Awkward says:

Added to favorites. Absolutely handsome.

Posted about 1 year ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man!

Posted about 1 year ago

Sala

Sala says:

Nice update to one of the best Nature Boys on this site. I'm thinking of going the other way with mine and setting it up for dirt.

Posted over 1 year ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man! Today is definitely the last day the fender/touring tires will be on this bike. Throwing some 43c gravel tires back on it because it's so much more fun off pavement!

Posted over 1 year ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Hey, sorry for the late reply. Finally got around to swapping tires as I've been too busy enjoying my other bikes. Definitely made the right move swapping back to bigger rubber though. Just got back from a cruise this morning. There is about 4mm or clearance between the chainstays and tire.

Posted over 1 year ago

Sala

Sala says:

Cheers. I accidentally removed my comment. Time for bed I think!

Posted over 1 year ago

DarkShot

DarkShot says:

Glad to see this badassery updated.

Heavy inspo for mine when I was looking to build one out and I still love it.

Posted over 1 year ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! Yours is definitely put together nicely. I just can't leave the fenders on mine though. This bike makes a great commuter, but an even finer gravel grinder!

Posted over 1 year ago

mnmash

mnmash says:

Can't believe I missed this one, very nicely done! Another beaut in your stable

Posted about 2 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

This is my favorite all city on here, such a great build.

Posted almost 3 years ago

tbird907

tbird907 says:

I'm trying to build something similar with the same crank arms. Is that a safe bet with the nature boy frame? I will be using dt 240s which can use a cog instead of a freewheel like white industries.

Posted about 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I would suggest getting a shorter bottom bracket spindle then, like what is recommended for the cranks (I think for the double, it's 110mm JIS). On the dt250 hub, you'll be able to move the cogs around to achieve straight chainline. The Paul hubs I am using are designed for single speed mountain use, so it limited me to a 52mm chainline, resulting in the need for a longer bottom bracket spindle.

Posted about 3 years ago

tbird907

tbird907 says:

Cool thanks a lot man. Love your build

Posted about 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Cheers. Have fun building!

Posted about 3 years ago

tbird907

tbird907 says:

What spindle length is your bottom bracket?

Posted about 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

It's 122mm long in order to achieve a 52mm chainline.

Posted about 3 years ago

Benson

Benson says:

This is great

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man. Coming from someone with several great builds, it means a lot!

Posted over 3 years ago

mehridedatyou

mehridedatyou says:

This thing is sick dude!!! How tall a boy are you?

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man! Standing at 6'3".

Posted over 3 years ago

mehridedatyou

mehridedatyou says:

Do you feel cramped at all? Im about the same height and am building a macho man disc. All city's geometry measurements are a bit strange. I hate the "Effective Toptube" measurements.

Posted over 3 years ago

mehridedatyou

mehridedatyou says:

I just noticed that you ride a 60cm in most of your other bikes.

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I'm mostly legs with a shorter torso. With a setback seatpost and 130mm stem with a riser, it feels spot on. I typically like a slightly smaller frame for agility, so I went with a 58cm. I haven't ridden it with drop bars yet, but if I did I'd swap out the stem for a 110mm. If I were planning on primarily running drop bars and had a bit more torso length, I'd have went with the 61cm for a taller head tube.

Posted over 3 years ago

bikenejad

bikenejad says:

FWIW I'm 6'4" and my 61cm nature boy feels perfect. Effective top tube is nothing to hate. It measures a horizontal line, parallel to the
ground, from the center of the top of the head tube to the intersection with the seat tube or seat post. An effective top tube measurement is the same as the actual top tube measurement on a bike with a perfectly level top tube. Since the nature boy has a sloping top tube, the actual top tube measurement is completely useless, and the effective top tube measurement is key.

Posted over 3 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

^Definitely have to agree there. Along with the reach and stack, ETT was one of the more important measurements I considered for fit.

Posted over 3 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

<3

Posted about 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Lovely nature boy you have here! I bet it's a blast to ride!

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Definitely is! Thanks!

Posted over 4 years ago

ChefReboulet

ChefReboulet says:

I was thinking of doing a SSCX and this thing has it all. Sick wheelset and cockpit!

Posted over 4 years ago

ChefReboulet

ChefReboulet says:

Sell this to me.

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Haha, thanks man! I can't sell this to you, but I can definitely recommend building one up. This will be in my stable for many years to come!

Posted over 4 years ago

dom

dom says:

So good! Really diggin' the new pics.

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! It's such a blast to ride that I put off taking detailed shots.

Posted over 4 years ago

Zeb_pepperoni

Zeb_pepperoni says:

very well done! how are the brakes?

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man. I like the brakes so far. A firm feel in the lever and good stopping power. Plus they look great! However, if I was racing cyclocross with drop bars, I'd probably go with BB7s due to ease of adjustment and the more supple return spring. The TRP's require a tad more effort than the BB5s I've used. And by tad, I mean a minimal difference.

Posted over 4 years ago

moose

moose says:

great build!

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks again, hah!

Posted over 4 years ago

Themis

Themis says:

Beautifully done!Would you mind telling me how tall are you?Im considering getting a nature boy(184 cm with 90cm inseam)and im in between the 55 and the 58 in allcity sizing.

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks!
My height is 190cm, 94cm inseam. I actually sized down for my Nature Boy. Ideally, I would fit better on a 61cm frame, but I tend to enjoy the feel of a slightly smaller frame size off the road.

Posted over 4 years ago

jtbadge

jtbadge says:

How long is the stem? I am putting a pair of Salsa carbon flat bars on my NB, and presume I will need to get a longer one to keep the steering in check.

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

The stem is 130mm. Without the extra reach from compact dropbars, I run 20-30mm longer stems with risers. From my experience, it's works prime!

Posted over 4 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

god dayum! that looks like a party

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Haha, totally is!

Posted over 4 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

very nice! looks like a fun bike to mash around on, especially dirt trails :)

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! It rides like a whippy rigid 29er with skinnier tires. So fun!

Posted over 4 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

how long is that fuckin thomson btw lol

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Haha, which one? The post is 330mm and stem is 130mm.

Posted over 4 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

i meant the stem haha

Posted over 4 years ago

Robert3210

Robert3210 says:

This looks like a blast to ride!

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

It really is. Always puts a smile on my face!

Posted over 4 years ago

Big_toque

Big_toque says:

This thing is awesome. You're making me want to try out some risers on my sscx bike.

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man! I totally think you should. It makes for a whole new ride!

Posted over 4 years ago

Marko

Marko says:

Looks very fun to ride! enjoy.

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks!

Posted over 4 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

Pretty cool, you gonna keep the steer tube that long?

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks. Once it's all dialed in, it'll be trimmed down. Still anticipating the day I can hit the trails. That's the only downside when spring comes around; the weather is getting warmer, but all the trails are slop. :(

Posted over 4 years ago

PKG

PKG says:

great build

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thank you!

Posted over 4 years ago

moose

moose says:

very awesome, flat bars are a good choice

Posted over 4 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! Since this is replacing my previous flat-bar gravel bike, I couldn't imagine putting anything else on.

Posted over 4 years ago

glen_c

glen_c says:

nice, i'm building up something very similar...

Posted almost 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! Finally built it up!

Posted over 4 years ago

ClubofStars

ClubofStars says:

Sweet

Posted almost 5 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man. It's fully built now!

Posted over 4 years ago