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Old 09-10-05, 07:57 PM   #1
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Cross Check 105 set up

I've heard talk of a Cross Check/Shimano 105 bike. Is this an alternative option then the regular "complete bike" thing that is posted on the Surly website? How much does the 105 version cost?

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yeah, there is a cross check spec'd out with 105. this year its going to run about $1300!
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I had mine built at Performance Bicycle in Naperville, IL a few years ago with 105 components. Your local bike shop can get the frame and components and build it to your specs.
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Thanks is there anywhere I can get a list of the specs for the 105 set up?
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Thanks is there anywhere I can get a list of the specs for the 105 set up?
http://www.surlybikes.com/virtual_CrossCheck.html
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Not to steal the thread, but what does this thing weigh in it after built up with 105? Seems like for a 56 its 6lbs frame/fork? That must equate to about a 21lb bike..

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I don't know, but 1300 bucks seems expensive
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I don't know, but 1300 bucks seems expensive
Not to sound like a broken record, but $100 more than a Poprad? American-made True Temper XO Platinum tubes make it to market cheaper than Taiwanese BMX CrMo?

No offense to those who took the plunge, and I really do like the whole Surly corporate "vibe", but they make it a little too difficult (read: expensive) to substantiate really wanting to get my foot in the door.

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Not to sound like a broken record, but $100 more than a Poprad? American-made True Temper XO Platinum tubes make it to market cheaper than Taiwanese BMX CrMo?

No offense to those who took the plunge, and I really do like the whole Surly corporate "vibe", but they make it a little too difficult (read: expensive) to substantiate really wanting to get my foot in the door.

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i hear you...but basically if you consider the frameset cost, its not much different than you'd pay for a redline. i think its a bit expensive for a surly, but to their credit the built is a nice mix of parts. i think the cost of the frameset ($400 to $450) is a little bit much. These things seem to have a cult following and i'm sure that surly knows it.
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I'm starting to think the Bianchi Volpe at $850 might be a better deal then the Surly Cross Check complet basic at $950
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I'm starting to think the Bianchi Volpe at $850 might be a better deal then the Surly Cross Check complet basic at $950
ok, I'll probably get flamed... What about the ibex x-ray cx bike for 899$ It has, IMHO, a better gruppo and is a CX bike, not a hybrid touring/cx bike like the volpe appears to be..

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The Ibex seems like the way to go. Especially at that price.

With Surly you're paying a lot for the name.
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