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Old 02-13-09, 11:19 AM   #1
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Question on new bike

Hi all, newbie here. I was looking at a new Cyclocross bike, what do you guys recommend for @ the $1500 price range?

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Kona Jake The Snake. I have the Major Jake and Love IT!!! Don't even get me started on how much I love that bike . It can do just about anything and fits me perfectly.

If you are willing to go used (like I did), you can even pick up a Major Jake for around $1,000. Mine was $1,000 on ebay and came with Dura Ace shifters/cranks and Ultegra Ders.

I highly recommend used if you can find a relatively risk free deal. I bought mine from a bike shop on ebay.
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trek portland - http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...land/portland/

cannondale cross xr7 - http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/08/c...del-8XR7C.html

Brodie Ronin '09 - http://www.brodiebikes.com/2009/bikes/ronin.php
Brodie Ronin '08 - http://www.brodiebikes.com/2008/2008_bikes/ronin.php

rocky mountain solo cxd - http://www.bikes.com/main+en+01_102+...tml?BIKE=606#2

kona sutra - http://www.konaworld.com/08_sutra_w.htm
Kona Sutra - http://www.konaworld.com/09_sutra_en.cfm
Kona Dew Drop - http://www.konaworld.com/09_dewdrop_en.cfm

Orbea Diem Drop Disc (2009) - http://www.orbea.com/en-gb/productos...icicletas.aspx (see road bikes > fitness > diem drop disc)

focus cross disc - http://www.focusbikesuk.com/focuscyc...cross_disc.php
focus mares disc 2009 - http://www.focusbikesuk.com/focuscyc...mares_disc.php

Devinci Caribou2 (2009) - http://www.devinci.com/11628_an.html

Raleigh USA Sojourn (2009) - http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/sojourn/

Rei Novara buzz road bike (2009) - http://www.rei.com/product/779985

rotwild rs1cx - http://www.rotwild.de/en/ (street bikes section)

Fixie Inc. Pureblood - http://www.cycles-for-heroes.com/bik...oss/pure-blood
fixie inc. pureblood - http://www.cycles-for-heroes.com/200...pureblood.html

Salsa la Cruz - http://www.salsacycles.com/laCruzComp08.html
Salsa Fargo - http://www.salsacycles.com/fargoComp09.html

Opus Sentiero - http://opusbike.com/site_route.php?lang=en (see 2009 bikes > road > cyclocross)

Genesis Croix de Fer - http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/series/croix_de_fer

BikesDirect Motobecane Fantom Cross Outlaw - http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ane/outlaw.htm

Baron bicycles - http://baronbicycles.com/spec.htm
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For what purpose?
Yeah, what are you going to do with this bike?

Obviously, your budget opens all kinds of possibilities for great rides.
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I just found this on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=tab%3DSelling

Brand New Surly Cross Check 2009. What a steal. Free shipping too!
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I just found this on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=tab%3DSelling

Brand New Surly Cross Check 2009. What a steal. Free shipping too!
$960 isn't that bad.
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$960 isn't that bad.
To me it is...when you consider what kind of a used bike $1,000 will buy you. For me the goal is to get as much bike as I can. That being said, one of the first things I did after buying my Major Jake was to put Tiagra shifters on it since Dura Ace on a cross bike did not make sense to me.
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I agree. I bought a couple months old Specialized Tricross Comp for $900. That's a lot of bike for that figure.
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I picked up a Bianchi Axis from Jenson.. $939. I did search ebay for a month or so.. didnt see anything in my size or that I wanted. I am happy. I didnt want a surly either.
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To me it is...when you consider what kind of a used bike $1,000 will buy you. For me the goal is to get as much bike as I can. That being said, one of the first things I did after buying my Major Jake was to put Tiagra shifters on it since Dura Ace on a cross bike did not make sense to me.
I thought the goal for everyone was to get as much bike as they can. But, the OP didn't ask about used bikes. He was very specific in saying NEW.

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Hi all, newbie here. I was looking at a new Cyclocross bike, what do you guys recommend for @ the $1500 price range?

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Old 02-14-09, 06:40 AM   #12
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thanks

Thanks for the help guys, I'm planning on normal road and rail trail riding, but I don't want to buy something cheap.

Sounds like there's a lot of good bikes out there.
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