Cyclocross - '07 Fuji Comp Pro for $1500
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08-06-07, 07:31 AM
Is this a good deal? narrowed my choices between the fuji cross comp and the redline conquest. however, after going to a LBS that I don't normally go to i found this deal. Complete fuji comp pro for 1500........my budget is 1k - 1200. So this would be 300 more, but also 350 less then msrp. The store said it's because fuji is offering a closeout...........if this is the case wouldn't all stores be able to sell the pro this cheap?
08-06-07, 07:34 AM
Give it a little more time. I had a chance in March to pick up a 2006 Cross Pro for a hair under 900 thanks to closeout deals. I almost grabbed it just to swipe a few parts and sell the rest on ebay. Looking back, I really should've.
08-06-07, 08:38 AM
I'm not sure if you have Performance Bike in your area, but they are offering the '07 Cross Pro at $1249. With their 10% points back card, a $25 investment would take off another $125 (or rather allow you to use the $125 in points to get anything else...shows, pedals, etc. I just ordered a Cross Pro from them in a 58; it should be here any day!
I did the same thing at my local Performance Bike Store here in Paoli PA in a 54cm. I am calling everyday for it to come in....
Massocrat, what pedals did you get and why?
08-09-07, 02:41 PM
I got the Shimano SPD M520. They were on a great sale at $35 at Performance. I was originally looking at the M970 XTR version, but I was talked out of it by a number of guys at Performance and other places. They are very close to the same pedal, with the XTR just being a lot more "hard core". They said the M520's would do just as well for my use (70% road, 30% hardpack trails, etc). I decided to reallocate the money saved toward the Sidi Dominator 5's I just picked up. Absolutely the most comfortable cycling shoes I've ever put on my feet.
And the wait goes on for my Cross Pro...
I have used the spd's on my mountain bike for awhile, decided on candy style crankbrothers for 44$. They seem to have a little more platform and be able to get click in quicker.
I am calling the shop right now...
08-14-07, 06:11 PM
thanks massocrat for the Performance tip, I didn't realize they sold fuji in the stores. I have shopped from them through the catalog and then online for years, but never actually stepped foot into the the brick and mortar store.
I pulled the trigger on the fuji cross comp, couldn't pass up the $850 price tag, specially since I was leaning toward the Moto fantom cross until I saw this deal.
nikvdw - I went to the paoli store as well. (I'm in south philly).
any idea how long it takes to get the bike? I order this morning.
also I've been following the pedal discussion any ideas about platform pedals? I commute in downtown Philly and not looking forward to having to change shoes for work. would rather swap pedals on the weekend for the serious ride. I have a pair of crank brothers 50/50's on my single speed, will they fit the cross comp?
08-14-07, 07:53 PM
A little off topic, but are you riding the Livestrong Challenge in Philly on the 26th of Aug? My wife is from Philly, and we're heading up to do the ride. In fact, I'll be riding my Cross Pro! (with a tire swap to Continental Ultra Race 25's).
FWIW, my Cross Pro came in on order in about 5 business days.
08-14-07, 08:19 PM
Can't, I'll be out of town that weekend. A couple people from my office were talking about it. not sure if they registered or not.
I ordered on Saturday the 4th and got it Monday the 13th. So 6 business days at the Paoli store. They were a bit swamped with orders from the sale, so it may be quicker.
As far as pedals go, i bought the Candy c pedals (in yellow for 49.99) with a small platform, and the clip/in out is much smoother than the spds i was using. Anyway i love using large platforms like a forte shovel, the small allen screw type pegs allow great comfortable grip and ability to pull up with your sneakers etc. I would guess just a generic platform would do as well.
I am loving the bike, last night i rode 40 minutes on the road, then 30 minutes on grassy/dirt trails....
2007 Fuji Cross Pro, ridden every day since purchase, we will see how long that keeps up. Here are a couple of snaps. The bike is responsive, light and firm enough to push hard. The saddle is a bit hard, love the wheels, brakes, handlebars, shifters, carbon cage i added.... Sweet machine!
08-16-07, 07:57 AM
...The saddle is a bit hard, love the wheels, brakes, handlebars, shifters...
My sentiments exactly! I love the whole package, but damn is that seat stiff! Maybe my butt needs to get used to it, but I am also considering a WTB Rocket V SLT. Looks like a good cross between comfy and performance oriented. Anyone else have saddle suggestions for the those who consider rear-end comfort of high priority?
08-17-07, 09:45 PM
Sweet ride! I just bought the exact same bike. I will not have it for at least a week though. What is your take on the wheelset? I have not been able to find out any information on the Alex wheels. They look like they can take a beating on the trails and hold their own. I will not race on them but will you them as pit wheels and training wheels.
The Fuji Comp Pro is such a sweet deal. The frame/fork setup is great and a kick arse component package. I can't wait for th eseason to begin.
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