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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the All City Nature Boy / Nature Cross. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
13 reasons to buy
- Ride-quality awed; on tarmac, fire roads, dirt roads and some singletrack.
- As a pure commuter, Nature Boys were comfortable and tough.
- In gravel events and on recreational rides, Nature Boys were more than capable.
- Nature Boys and Nature Crosses excelled in cyclocross races.
- Fat tire clearances were a drawcard for buyers, from a 38c to 42c max.
- Handling was sharp off-road and nimble on-road.
- An expert described the finish and construction of Nature Boy frames as “superb”.
- The A.C.E.’s ‘killer’ paint job blew minds, in lime-green with black splatter.
- Pricing on the A.C.E. was deemed ‘remarkable’.
- 4130 steel frames are coated with an anti-rust agent.
- WTB rims, Tektro brakes and Cane Creek headsets are reliable and tough.
- Internal cabling is provided for the rear brake.
- Bosses allow the attachment of two water bottles.
5 reasons not to buy
- The Nature Boy A.C.E. is a pure race machine with no fender or rack eyelets.
- An owner found themselves bottoming out on their bottom bracket.
- An expert was frustrated with setup and durability of the eccentric bottom bracket.
- One racer found the stock wheels too heavy.
- Tektro brakes were soon replaced by a competitive rider.
Expert Reviews90/100 based on 1 expert reviews
All-City Nature Boy Review
Brilliant – it shouldn’t make sense but it does… As a commuting bike we love the Nature Boy; its simplicity makes it a joy to use. It handles as well as cyclo-cross bikes that cost twice the price…
3 Year All-City Nature Boy Review
The All-City Nature Boy’s main strength is it’s versatility… You can fit real big tires on there, so if you’ve got real crappy streets… this is going to be ultra-comfortable… It can do everything, pretty well… It’s great for someone who wants an easy, simplistic commuter… It’s just a ton of fun to ride.
Review: All-City Nature Boy Cross Bike
The ride is great. With its cross-geometry, it makes it a blast to tear around on and is still comfy enough to just sorta cruise with a coffee in hand… I’m seriously impressed with this bike.
(Very) Long Term Review: All-City Cycles Nature Boy
With bike camping bags its stable and efficient… it’s been my primary commuter… my trail bike… raced gravel grinders… raced a season of cyclocross …a US National Championship race… The thing rips.