I found a deal for a 2007 Conquest Sport on closeout for $560.
-52/42/30 crankset, 8-speed 12 - 25 cassette
-Shimano Sora Shift levers, front and rear derailleurs
-Tektro Cantilever brakes with Shimano Sora levers
-Wellgo clipless pedals
-FSA BB-7401AL bottom bracket, 107mm spindle, BB Shell Width 68mm English
-700 x 32c Kenda Eurotrek tires
I checked a bunch of reviews and am seeing that it's nothing special.
But is it special considering that it's only $560?
Also, is it any better than my Raleigh Cadent, or would I be spending more money on a sideways move?
If I get this bike, I would end up selling the 2008 Raleigh Cadent FT1 "hybrid" I bought last month.
I like the Raleigh a lot, but it's no cyclocross bike. I don't feel comfortable taking it on fire roads or through the woods. The Conquest should be fast enough for my commute as well as off-road capable, and a good starter bike for cyclocross.
Raleigh Cadent: Alivio front, Deore rear, EF-50 controls, Tektro mini V-brake, 28/38/48 Shimano crank and 11-32 SRAM 8sp cassette.
Thanks in advance.