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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 07-13-02, 08:20 PM   #1
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cyclocross websites

looking to buy cx bike but cant find many good websites specifically on bikes. looking mostly at kona jake's right know... any help will be greatly appreciated thanks patfl1@hotmail.com
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If you want a higher end model you can go to cyclocrossworld.com and get their empella frameset. From there you can build it up with their shimano component package.
Your best bet might be to just go to your LBS and see what they have to offer. Who knows maybe they will order one special for you. Also at your LBS you'll get a better fit as cyclocross bikes tend to fit differently. Good luck on your search.

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Old 07-14-02, 08:42 PM   #3
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thanks for the help just looked on that site are those frames aluminum thanks
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This link has a discussion forum and reviews of cyclocross bikes.
http://www.roadbikereview.com/defaultcrx.aspx
Also, a few months ago I bought a Bianchi Axis Cyclocross bike. Really nice bike and components for the money.
http://www.bianchiusa.com/site/bikes/road/12_axis.html
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Yes, the Empellas are aluminum.

I ride a 2001 Major Jake [I'm actually in the process of upgrading the components]. Aside from some component down-spec, it has been an excellent bike. The Easton UltraLite frame is absolutely amazing. Most comfortable aluminum frame I've ever ridden. My main quibble is the fork, which is quite heavy.

The sites krazEkenzo and Dirtgrinder suggested are good starting points. I'd also suggest that you look at http://www.cyclo-cross.com/. It's a British site with a whole lot of information. Good luck.
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