"Per Ardua ad Surly"
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Bikes: Bianchi Specialissima, Mongoose Hilltopper ATB, Surly Cross-Check, Norco City Glide
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Looking to buy a new bike
I posted this on the road riding page and thought I might get more response here:
I am seriously considering placing my old Bianchi in semi-retirement and replacing it with a new machine. Most of my riding is on the road but I like the sturdiness and general utility of cyclocross bikes. I have been looking mostly at three different bikes: the Surly Cross-Check, the Kona Jake the Snake and the Trek XO as possible candidates.
I would be interested in the views of any one who owns any one of these bikes. Opinions about similar machines is welcome as well. Right now, I am leaning heavily toward the Cross Check as I am a big fan of steel frames and bar con shifters.