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    Looking for some advice - i'm torn between 4 bikes

    Hi all,

    I'm a bit of bike lover, and have always been more of a road rider. I'm from London so after get numerous flats and having to do too much maintenance on my old Genesis road bike I switched to a Pearson singlespeed....I fell in love with it. Problem is I moved to Vancouver, Canada and it's not really singlespeed friendly and it has a tonne of awesome gravel tracks that i can't ride on.

    So now i'm wanting a recreational Cyclocross style bike, will use for commuting and some fun weekend riding. I've always use Aluminium frames with Carbon forks, budget has never allowed a full carbon frame and i've just never had a steel or titanium frame so don't have any real knowledge on what i'm missing out on.

    Anyway i'm looking for some recommendations, my budget is $1900 CAD I've found these 4 bikes that i'm tempted by:

    http://ciclimattio.com/en/ciclismo/dettaglio/CINELLI_ZYDECO_2015 $2k inc tax
    or
    Masi Bikes - Cyclocross - CXGR $1900 in tax
    or
    Masi Bikes - Cyclocross - CXR Comp $1950 ish
    or
    Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Aluminum | Cross Bikes $2k ish (full ultegra...why so cheap)

    If you got this far then thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any advice.

    Greg

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    Senior Member bikemig's Avatar
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    AL frame and carbon forks is very cost effective. You can't beat the prices from Bikes Direct.

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    Junior Member jtbadge's Avatar
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    I think you should try out some steel-framed bikes, if you are going to be doing a lot of riding in urban areas and/or rough roads. Check out the Kona Rove, All-City Space Horse, and Surly Cross Check/Straggler.

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