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    The Under $800 Cyclocross Bike Thread

    There's a similar thread in the Road Bike forum which has been going on for a few years, but I didn't see one like that for this forum... so here goes.

    I'm looking for a bargain on a cyclocross bike. Not that I think I'll ever do a cyclocross race, but because: (1) you can tour on a cyclocross bike if he has the eyelets and brazeons for racks, (2) a cross bike should be tougher than any road bike, (3) I can run wide tires if I want to. What cross bike can be had for under $800? Or is $800 ridiculously low? In the roadbike arena, there are lots of $700 bikes worth riding (Trek 1000, Specialized Allez, for example) -- not that their higher priced big brothers aren't preferrable for those who can afford them. What's available at the cheap end for cross?

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    Ibex, an importer, has a ridiculously cheap cyclocross bike:

    http://www.ibexbikes.com/Stacks/Series_X-Ray.html

    $569. Weirdly it has a triple crankset. That's the cheapest cyclocross bike I've seen, everything else seems to be around or above $800.
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    Redline Conquest Sport, $699.99 MSRP. Google is your friend...
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    Hi,

    I found this thread and I'm actually searching for the exact same thing: a cyclocross bike under $800. Looks like the IBEX X ray is out of stock, and I can't really find much of anything, even used on ebay for under $800. How come these bikes have such a high resale? Any ideas for where I could look for a cheap bike? Thanks!

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    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...ad/1239/29259/

    giant TCX 1, it's listed at $850 but i'm sure you can find it for under $800 somewhere

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    I was actually thinking of starting a thread and getting it stickied, hopefully.

    Except, for various reasons, including inflation, rising costs of everything, etcetera, I think it should be 'cross bikes for under 1000 dollars. This opens up a lot more options, too.

    Also, it would be good if, when posting, people could include any experiences with the bike. Is it a good racer? More of a commuter? How's it handle?

    So...should I start a new thread?

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    sure,

    I just found this which is a really great list

    http://byke.wordpress.com/2007/08/15...-buyers-guide/

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    www.bikesdirect.com has a Cyclecross for about 795. I bought the next model up for about 1K, both bikes are excellent. It's listed under Road bikes, mine is a Motobecane Cylclecross Pro Fantom.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ntom_cross.htm
    Last edited by rower; 06-26-08 at 10:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rower View Post
    www.bikesdirect.com has a Cyclecross for about 795. I bought the next model up for about 1K, both bikes are excellent. It's listed under Road bikes, mine is a Motobecane Cylclecross Pro Fantom.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ntom_cross.htm
    In another thread bikes direct mentioned that there will be a new model called the Fantom Cross Outlaw that will be spec'd like the Fantom Cross but with Avid BB5 disc brakes. It will sell for $865. It is due out in Early July.

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    Looking at the Ibex, frameset still available. How different is this from the GnashBar 'cross frame? With the steel fork that also has disk tabs, you could have the frame/fork from SmashBar for under $200.
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    I say if you want a good cx bike for cheap, go used!

    I just picked up a 2007 Blue CX6.5 with Ultegra FD, Ultrega crank, 105 RD, 105 brifters, Xero X-Lite wheels, Shimano canti cx brakes, Cane Creek cross tops, Cane Creek headset, Easton seatpost, truvativ stem, spd pedals...

    $810 plus shipping.

    The bike is basically brand new. Owner won the bike at a cx race. Owner had no need for another cx bike, already has a nice Seven Mudhoney. Owner rode it once just to try it out. The bike is FLAWLESS. $2000+ bike new for $810. Fits perfect...very similar geometry to my roadbike and tt/tri bike.

    Take home story: scour the classified and ebay!

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