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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 08-04-06, 12:17 PM   #1
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Noob cyclocross build

I think I want to try cyclocross. Plus, for some reason, I think I want a better road bike(c'dale r500). 2 birds same stone?

Blue CX6.5 frame
FSA Gossamer MegaExo Compact Cross 170mm 36-46t w/ BB
SRAM Rival Shifters
Avid shorty 4 calipers
Salsa Brake levers (for top bar)
SRAM Rival Deraillures
Easton EA70 bar/stem
Easton EC70 seat post

I am not sure on wheels.. under $500 bucks though.

Trying to keep it under 2000.
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Old 09-03-06, 01:12 AM   #2
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my opinion is this:

save your cash until you know that you really do like cross. buy something used. I got a slightly used Trek XO1 for $600 w/o wheels with Ultegra/DA drivetrain last year, so bargains are out there.

Dont spend more than $150 on your wheels. A set of Open pros with Ultegra or 105 hubs will be fine for now. Upgrade to tubulars when you know u like cx.

Thats my opinion
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