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    Similar bikes to the 2012 Specialized TriCross Comp

    I cannot find a 56-58 2012 TriCross Comp in the NYC area and was wondering if anyone could suggest a similar (available) bicycle? Besides the bike's versatility, nice groupo I really in love with the minimal aesthetic, matte black frame with no loud branding and the internal cable routing. Are there any comparable bikes to this?

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    Noticed you had another post on this bike. Is internal cable routing that important? If you want similar spec, and open to a steel frame plus disc brakes, there is the Raleigh Roper. Less expensive. If you want an aluminum frame, there's the Cannondale CAADX 5 105, but no eyelets for fenders or racks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flipped4bikes View Post
    Noticed you had another post on this bike. Is internal cable routing that important? If you want similar spec, and open to a steel frame plus disc brakes, there is the Raleigh Roper. Less expensive. If you want an aluminum frame, there's the Cannondale CAADX 5 105, but no eyelets for fenders or racks.
    I have the CAADX Tiagra which has the same frame as the CAADX 105. The CAADX Tiagra has eyelets for fenders and racks so I would assume the CAADX 105 has them too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclocommuter View Post
    I have the CAADX Tiagra which has the same frame as the CAADX 105. The CAADX Tiagra has eyelets for fenders and racks so I would assume the CAADX 105 has them too.
    Yeah, my bad. The photo I was looking at on C'dale's site has rear eyelets, but can't tell if there are eyelets on the fork.
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    My 2012 CAADX Tiagra has a rack on the back, I don't believe there are eyelets on the front fork (didn't ride today so I can't look). The cabling is not internal, it is out of the way so you can shoulder the bike though. I personally think it rides and looks great, certainly worth looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SullDC View Post
    I cannot find a 56-58 2012 TriCross Comp in the NYC area and was wondering if anyone could suggest a similar (available) bicycle? Besides the bike's versatility, nice groupo I really in love with the minimal aesthetic, matte black frame with no loud branding and the internal cable routing. Are there any comparable bikes to this?
    The Bianchi Zurigo is pretty close functionally, but aesthetically maybe not so much. I have the Bianchi Volpe, which is also a cross bike, but its steel with Tiagra (vs the Zurigo's 105). I went with it over the Zurigo because I felt steel would be more comfortable for daily commuting and longer distances on rough and unpaved paths and would handle a rack and panniers better than aluminum.
    Cars man, whyyyyyy?!?!?!?!

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    What feature details do you feel a need to have?

    At similar price point, most brands should have something, in addition to SBI.

    have you asked about pre-ordering one earmarked,
    to be delivered in another shipment from factory
    after container hits the importer's warehouse?
    Last edited by fietsbob; 06-11-12 at 12:03 PM.

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