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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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    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-NYCBikes-Cro...QQcmdZViewItem
    any body have experience with these frames? are they for 700 or 26 wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanspeer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanspeer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cs1 View Post
    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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