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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 08-25-09, 12:02 PM   #1
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Help me pick a bike...please!

Hi all - I'm now in the market for a cyclocross bike. Won't be used for racing. More for light touring, faster commutes, etc.

My requirements.

Disc Brakes (winter weather, and on my first new bike I'd like discs)
Rack & Fender mounts, with plenty of clearance.
NO carbon in the frame. Carbon Seatposts/forks etc are fine.
Triple front rings.

I really, really like my friends Lemond Poprad Disc, which she had converted to a triple 105 crankset. However those are now really, really hard to find.

Looking @ a few brands I like the look of the Salsa La Cruz - despite it lacking seat stay rack mounts. (p-clips to the rescue).

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-25-09, 02:22 PM   #2
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How about a Trek Portland?
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Old 08-25-09, 04:26 PM   #3
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I'm currently considering a new CX bike for this winters commuting. The ones I've been considering that have disc brakes are;

Rocky Mountain Solo CXD
http://www.bikes.com/main+en+01_102+...tml?BIKE=606#2

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

Kona ***** Tonk Inc. (Not a cross bike, more in line of a road bike)
http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=honkyinc

I'm also considering a Specialized Tricross but it one doesn't have disc brakes.

T.J.
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