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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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    Senior Member steve85's Avatar
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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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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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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.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

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    Cactus Hobbit GeoBigJon's Avatar
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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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    Hello and welcome

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