Fuji Cross Comp & Motobecane Fantom Cross: Same Bike?
I'm currently researching entry-level cx bikes for use as a commuter and light cyclecross. Two bikes which I've come across seem almost identical in componentry, and I wonder if they aren't one and the same, simply rebadged for different markets:
Motobecane Fantom Cross (http://bikesdirect.com/products/moto...s_preorder.htm)
Fuji Cross Comp (http://fujibikes.com/2006/bikes.asp?id=137#)
The main difference is that the Motobecane frame is actually a " A-6 Quaternary Phase Aluminum" which use a material used in Fuji's topline cross (http://fujibikes.com/2006/bikes.asp?id=136). However the Moto uses an aluminum fork, not carbon.
Curious if anyone knows what the deal with these bikes is, and also - if you happen to own either - what your thoughts are. I'm particularly interested in ride quality over pavement imperfections.
Thanks in advance!
I wonder what "entry level" means in cyclocross bikes. Is that a 19 lb bike instead of a 17 lb bike?
And, by the way, those are entirely different bikes.
I prefer Fuji because I like the company but the Motobecane is a nice bike as well.
For anything but Elite level racing I don't see any point in worrying about minor differences in weight or the difference between one having a Sora rear derailleur and the other a 105 and that sort of thing.
CX is more about the rider and a whole lot less about the bike.
I have the 2005 Motobecane Fantom Cross; which in 2005 was nearly identical to the Fuji Cross Comp.
Originally Posted by toshi
I paid $647 shipped.
Motobecane Fantom Cross???
Last edited by wildjim; 11-23-05 at 08:32 AM.