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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 09-05-08, 07:20 PM   #1
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Fantom Cross TT or Tricross Comp?

Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Titanium vs. Specialized Tricross Comp? Either 2008 or 2009? Friend trying to decide between the two. Similarly priced.
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Old 09-05-08, 07:59 PM   #2
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Ah, the lure of Titanium... I think that's the one that would be calling to me...
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Old 09-07-08, 07:59 PM   #3
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I wouldn't be caught dead on a Motobecane.
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Old 09-08-08, 01:50 PM   #4
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but its titanium!! fit issues aside, i think it's his personal choice whether he wants a lesser known brand (with titanium frame) or a well known brand without it. if the name or paintjob bothers him, then dont get it. if the titanium frame for cheap is his main goal, then get it!

i have two off known brand roadbikes that i bought this year. Buying the off-brand bikes let me try out 105 and ultegra kits for the same price as the name brand bikes in the sora, tiagra range.

i think next year i'll try a pedal force carbon frame and swap the components over myself.
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Old 09-08-08, 08:08 PM   #5
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Tricross!
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Buy the bike, not the name.
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