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    Tricross Frame

    I am planning to build a cross bike to use as a road bike too, any comments on this frame?

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...51&language=US

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    Awesome frame. Quite overkill for me, but you'd have to judge for yourself if it's right for you.

    What are you planning on doing with it? Road only, there are a lot of better choices out there.
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    My favorite of 4 bikes is my Tricross, by a country mile. It's a great frame. If you're planning on doing a mix of off- and on-road with it, I don't think it's a bad choice at all.

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    i have the 2006 version of this frame. A shop had bought a quantity of them when they were slightly redesigned for 2007. Mine is full dura ace, got it for 2000.00!

    This is a great frame. If its like mine, I think it has no fender and rack eyelets. Maybe not a big deal to you, but I ended up wishing it had them (I dont race, use it for all kind of things, off road, around town, etc)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gi524 View Post
    I am planning to build a cross bike to use as a road bike too, any comments on this frame?

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...51&language=US
    Not sure I understand where you're coming from- does "road bike too" mean in addition to cross bike usage?

    Or road biking only?

    If the latter, get a road frameset. You can run calipers, you'll have less chance of toe overlap, it'll be lighter, more aero (very road weenie of me), you won't have huge tire/fender clearance that you may not want or need and the frame won't be overbuilt for riding on pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gi524 View Post
    I am planning to build a cross bike to use as a road bike too, any comments on this frame?

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...51&language=US
    Should be a great compromise for the dual purposes.

    Just run narrower tires for the road.

    Quote Originally Posted by knobster View Post
    Road only, there are a lot of better choices out there.
    In practical terms, it's likely that he would not notice any significant difference. And the flexibilty is worth something too. Also, depending on what he likes in a road bike, it could be better than some of the "better choices", for him.

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdin77 View Post
    does "road bike too" mean in addition to cross bike usage?
    The "too" makes it clear that he wanted it for CX and road. And he posted the question in the CX forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by thirdin77 View Post
    you'll have less chance of toe overlap
    Why would the toe overlap be less on a road bike?
    Last edited by njkayaker; 03-23-09 at 10:58 AM.

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    There is this one on ebay,
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...%3DI%26otn%3D2

    what do you guys think?

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    Looks super clean... go for it.
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