Cannondale Quick CX 4 vs Specialized Crossroads Sport
This is my first post and I thank you in advance for your input/advice. I'll post an introduction in that forum shortly.
I am in the market for a bike after my trusty 2001 Trek 800 was swiped from outside of a grocery store the other night. I love biking as a form of exercise and transportation. In fact, I've said that I wish that my car had been stolen instead because cops care about stolen cars, they're insured and I use my car less often than my bike.
That being said, after doing a bunch of shopping around, I've narrowed my search to two bikes: the Cannondale Quick CX 4 and the Specialized Crossroads Sport. They both seem similar when I rode them. The CX 4 has a more forward/aggressive ride position and the Crossroads Sport is more comfortable.
I know the CX4 has disc brakes which people consider an upgrade but I'm not sure that I care.
The big thing that I liked about the CX4 was it's just more aesthetically pleasing, especially considering I need the Jumbo (Cannondale) and XXL (Specialized) size and the Crossroads Sport only comes in the titanium color with brown grips, a brown seat and brown pedal accents (which I sorta find hideous).
But the Specialized was maybe a tad more comfortable.
The MSRP of the CX4 is $725 but they're selling the '13 model for $499
The MSRP of the Crossroads Sport is $479 but they're selling it for $449 (and I chewed them down to $429).
Anyway, I'd welcome any thoughts or advice on this.
If they both fit you well, get the CX4. Nothing wrong with picking a bike that looks better to you, just means it'll put a smile on your face each time you look at it.
I've ridden a CX4, it's a really nice bike. Strongly considered buying one myself.
Get the one that trips your trigger, but make sure it fits properly. A few tweaks, or additions, here and there, just might do it for you......................
Often, a few saddle and bar adjustments (or additions) make them the same, fit wise.
Thanks, I appreciate the input...it's sorta what I figured. More than anything this whole experience has been major sticker shock!
I'm supposed to pickup the bike today but it's raining and I'll need to ride it home (I drive a Beetle Convertible!).
Got with the CX4 if you find it more appealing.
The money saved on the Spesh, would go to changing the brown bits anyways.
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