Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX
Welcome To Bike Forums, JGold!
Will you be climbing any hills?
Yes! All of these bikes are of decent quality.
Carbon fiber forks usually make for a smoother ride. I personally, wouldn't want to traverse too many potholes with them though.
Carbon fiber is a very strong material. However, there have been cases where they have cracked upon pothole impact. Perhaps that was some time ago, but it still gives me the jitters.
Personally, I'd feel safer with the Gravity Liberty CX bike. Besides, since it's a cyclocross bike, you'll have greater clearance for wider tires, just in case of any off road ventures you might wanna take. Those wider tires will also become useful in winter riding, or any rough terrain situation.
The Liberty, is therefore, a more versatile bike!
Last edited by SlimRider; 06-13-12 at 03:45 PM.