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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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    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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