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Old 06-30-11, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hello and looking for cross bike advice

Hello all. I've been a frequent reader of this forum for the past several weeks. It has been a great resource. This is my first ever post...

I am just recently getting into cycling and am looking to purchase a cyclocross bike for around $1000. It will be used predominately as a commuter with the occasional weekend trail ride. I may even look to enter some cross races for fun in the fall. I have a large, athletic build (6'2" 200) and my commute is fairly steep in some areas

After researching online and visiting my LBS I have basically narrowed it down to 2 different bikes...I really like the 2011 Specialized Tricross Sport ($1250) but also found a 2010 Fuji Cross Comp ($900) to be a comfortable ride and capable of meeting my basic needs

The Fuji has Shimano 105 components whereas the Tricross has Tiagra components with a Deore LX Rear derailluer. Both frames are aluminum with carbon forks

Has anyone out there had experience with these 2 bikes? I guess what I'm trying to fgure out is if the additional $350 is worth it.

The links to each are below. Any help talking me throuigh this one is greatly apprecited.

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...01&scname=Road

http://2010.fujibikes.com/Specialty/...CrossComp.aspx
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Old 06-30-11, 12:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! Sorry I don't have much knowledge of those bikes. My suggestion would be to test ride them both to see which you like better.
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Old 06-30-11, 03:05 PM   #3
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Welcome to Bike Forums. This is the Introductions forum.
Ask in the Commuting forum or the Cyclocross forum. You'll get plenty of help.
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Old 06-30-11, 05:29 PM   #4
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Howdy and welcome to the forums! I was looking at the Tricross, but they did not have any my size and estimated end of August to September before one would be available. It is a nice looking ride, good luck on picking your new ride.
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I put about 1500 miles on my fuji cross comp last year, it has been a trouble free ride.
When bought the shop had a ultegra front derailer they installed for free.
I am getting ready to pull the kenda tires as they are tired and get something a little more road friendly.
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