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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 07-27-07, 03:52 AM   #1
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Budget Cross Frame

How about this for a nice budget Cross frame: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-2007-Cyclo-C...QQcmdZViewItem

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I've been looking at those too, but don't imagine they offer a ton of true "value" for the money, considering the steel steerer tube, likely a heavy carbon fork, etc. Other than that, I imagine it's decent.
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I rode the full build version last night (Tiagra group etc.). It was not bad. But I wasn't racing, just riding around city streets and off-road a bit.
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any body have experience with these frames? are they for 700 or 26 wheels?
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I've been looking at those too, but don't imagine they offer a ton of true "value" for the money, considering the steel steerer tube, likely a heavy carbon fork, etc. Other than that, I imagine it's decent.
For what it's worth, it weighs 1.7 pounds less than a Surly Crosscheck frame and fork.
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I've been looking at those too, but don't imagine they offer a ton of true "value" for the money, considering the steel steerer tube, likely a heavy carbon fork, etc. Other than that, I imagine it's decent.
I don't know about you guys but a carbon steering tube on an off road bike scares me. It's not like a road bike. How much weight do you save with a CF steering tube over a steel one? At best a couple of ounces.

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i just got the Scattante XRL cross frame, fork and headset from performancebike.com 3 weeks ago. It has a nice aluminum frame and a carbon fork with a aluminum steerer, so far I really like it. It was 250.
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I don't know about you guys but a carbon steering tube on an off road bike scares me. It's not like a road bike. How much weight do you save with a CF steering tube over a steel one? At best a couple of ounces.

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Oh, I'm not thinking a carbon steerer would be the way to go at all - I agree that it'd probably be a poor choice for cross. I'm thinking an alloy steerer would probably save some noteworthy weight over a steel counterpart.
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