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Old 06-08-12, 03:04 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-08-12, 07:57 PM   #2
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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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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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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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Old 06-11-12, 10:05 AM   #6
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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.
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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?

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