Originally Posted by j-lie
if not nashbar has a cyclocross frame thats on sale for somthing like 300 dollars with a carbon fork.
Also check out the XRL cross
@ Performance. I picked one of these up during their end of season sale for $225, includes carbon fork and decent graphics. I'm in the same camp wanting a foul weather bike with fender mounts, bottle mounts, but also geometry closer to my road bike (Blue RC4) for training and cross races down the road. I used to ride a full ALU road frame without carbon seatstays and for me a full carbon seatpost and good saddle kills enough of the buzz for fairly long distance rides, which most commutes are not (for me an hour each way).
Perf also has a new bundle which includes stem, bars, bar tape, tubes, and a crappy saddle for 100 bones more.
I'm in the middle of the build right now, so I don't know how it's going to ride but I'm pretty excited about it. The build with Ultegra/105 and AC Hurricane wheels is looking to end up right around $1000-$1100 including shipping for all the bits coming in from eBay, etc. It's ending up kind of expensive, in terms of time too, but it's totally to spec and I'll get a lot of mileage out of this machine.
Last edited by csown; 09-03-07 at 02:23 PM.