First time poster, and what a great forum .
Am going this week to purchase a Cyclo, have two models I am interested in.
Cannondale XR7 - deciding factor is disc brakes , and like its styling.
Trek X01 - I like the color and frameset , and wheels, but it lacks the disc's, also lacks top bar brake levers, but that is not a big problem to install.
The Trek top tube looks to slope more than the Cannondales at standover point.
Both bikes have been priced to me identical ($1300 range), and I am used to having discs , and wont be racing this bike in true Cyclocross races, mainly it will be my road/ fun bike for daily 10-20 mile rides.
I really like the XR7 the best, but wonder if I am trading one thing for another by overlooking the Trek?
The forum here on Cyclocross has been a great source of info on these bikes. If you reply, please give opinions on these two bikes only , I don't want to get more confused by the dozen of other brands!
I have a Giant NRS2 with discs, been riding MTB, and have always wanted a road bike in addition. The features of the Cyclocross best fit my style of riding.