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Old 03-21-09, 06:15 AM   #1
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Trek X01 vs Fuji Cross Comp vs Kona Jake The Snake

Looking for advice on my first cyclocross bike (all I have now is an old mtn bike).
I'm 6'3" and skinny.
Deciding between Trek X01, Fuji Cross Comp, and Kona Jake The Snake.
Trek X01 is $200 more than the other two.

I saw one comment that the Kona Jake The Snake sizing is a bit awkward for a tall person, is that true?
Anyone have any experience on the others.

Felt F35X could be another choice, but their biggest frame is 59cm.

Thanks.
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Old 03-21-09, 07:32 AM   #2
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Where'd you hear that about Kona? They have 2 super tall racers on their roster (Trebon and Wicks) who both ride stock size frames as far as I know.

At your height and above, it's all about the fit, so find a shop that's willing to actually get one of the large size bikes in the store for you to ride and go from there.
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Where'd you hear that about Kona? They have 2 super tall racers on their roster (Trebon and Wicks) who both ride stock size frames as far as I know.
A review on roadbikereview has a weakness:
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Sloping top tube, this is a weekness for me because I am 6'4" tall and I don't like to run 12" of seat post on a 60 cm frame. Probably not an issue for 99% of people buying this frame.
http://www.roadbikereview.com/mfr/ko...3_5670crx.aspx

Good to hear other tall bikers use this bike though. That review was from Jan08. Maybe he just needed the 62cm frame.
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