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Originally Posted by mwl6464
Its looks like the Safari is $850,$150 more plus tax than the Cafe Noir and lesser componets.Though I like the disc breaks. Was just wondering if I could easily put trekking bars on Cafe Noir and a rear rack?
Rear der on the Safari is LX,the MTB equivelent of road 105,so no big diff in component level. The Cafe will take a trekking bar,but from the pic it doen't look like it has rack mounts. It doesn't have eyelets on the fork,and that plus the caliper brakes mean you may have trouble mounting fenders. You prolly won't be able to mount much wider tires either.
For the extra $150,you get discs,wider gear range,flexability for tire width/style,a rack,trekking bar,fender mounts/clearance,and an LBS that can fix anything that's not right.
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