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    Crossrip may be the bike. unless someone can convince me otherwise.

    I currently ride a 2012 Specialized Tricross Sport. When I purchased the bike, I was naive and eager. I am looking to replace it with a Trek Crossrip LTD. major upgrade in my opinion. I am posting this because I am open to other options. I am looking for a aluminum frame with carbon forks and braze-ons on both the front forks and seat stay. I also want disc brakes and a 105 gear set. the Crossrip seems to be the only bike out there that fits my desires. does anyone know of other options at the same price point or lower.

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    Think Sub 105 .. Down grade the component group, and that saves money ... Elite & Comp

    other than that Enjoy your Trek Crossrip LTD http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/fitness/crossrip/crossrip_limited/

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    I got the Comp and replaced the components with a mix of Ultegra and 105 I had from another bike. Love the thing, but still getting used to the disc brakes.
    Brian | 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
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    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.

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    Just curious - what is really wrong with the Tricross ?
    i'm the last person in the world to question anyone's N+1,
    however are components worn ?
    does the Tricross fit well ?
    realize some potential of the trek's disc brakes.
    are you truely gaining anything ?
    ride long & prosper

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    Raleigh make some well-specced 'cross bikes for the money. Have a look at the RX 2.0.

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    Have a look at the Giant Revolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martianone View Post
    Just curious - what is really wrong with the Tricross ?
    i'm the last person in the world to question anyone's N+1,
    however are components worn ?
    does the Tricross fit well ?
    realize some potential of the trek's disc brakes.
    are you truely gaining anything ?
    All good questions. If the frame fits, and you don't like components, do an upgrade of components, would be more cost effective.
    Brian | 2015 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martianone View Post
    Just curious - what is really wrong with the Tricross ?
    i'm the last person in the world to question anyone's N+1,
    however are components worn ?
    does the Tricross fit well ?
    realize some potential of the trek's disc brakes.
    are you truely gaining anything ?
    I was thinking the same thing.
    Last edited by MRT2; 12-31-14 at 08:59 AM.

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    Thank you for all of the replies, Sorry for the late response, I don't have this forum completely figured out. (didn't get notified of responses.)
    I made my decision. I went with a Kona Sutra. I know, this bike is nothing like what I was describing in the original post, but I have been gravitating towards touring for a while now. (hence the braze-ons that I required) and wanted a bike that could handle the weight. I was caught up on the fact that aluminum was lighter, which is not necessarily the case. I just wanted to thank those of you that took the time to give me some advice.
    To answer the question about the tri-cross....absolutely nothing is wrong with that bike, I have decided to keep it and try some gravel riding. here's to the grind.

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