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Old 11-01-13, 07:09 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 11-02-13, 06:27 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 11-02-13, 08:59 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-02-13, 11:09 AM   #4
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Thanks, I appreciate the'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!).
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Old 11-02-13, 01:32 PM   #5
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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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