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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 09-01-09, 12:59 PM   #1
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Trying to decide on a CX bike Salsa vs. Kona

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I think at the end of the day I will be thrilled with either one of these bikes, but I want some feedback as I'm not too familiar with either one of these brands. FWIW this will be every day bike, sprints, rides, some light trail etc..

KONA - Jake the snake $1400.00
http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=jakethesnake

Salsa - La Cruz No price yet
http://www.salsacycles.com/laCruzComp08.html
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Old 09-01-09, 01:18 PM   #2
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I think they're on different ends of the cyclocross spectrum...

steel vs. al
disk vs. canti's
slack road geo vs. cross racing geo

If you're going to race more then just casually, I'd say the Kona.
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Old 09-06-09, 11:50 AM   #3
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I'd go the Salsa route if I were you. I just purchased one last night (i also own a Salsa El mariachi) from webcyclery for ~$1,200 shipped. Disc brakes, 105, OX Steel.... Can't go wrong.
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