Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    I need your thoughts

    I don't know that I am posting this in the correct message board, but I have somewhat narrowed down my bike search to three candidates. I ride weekends, sprints, paved trails and 10 mile commutes. My only requirements is that the bike be disc brake equipped or disc brake capable with the best other components for the money.

    Salsa La Cruz: http://www.salsacycles.com/laCruz08.html $1200.00 - $1800.00
    I might change the wheels and would plan to upgrade to ultegras front and rear.

    Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Ti: $1799.00 http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...cross_ti_x.htm
    Allot of bang for the buck, but I would need new wheels and the disc brakes if that is the direction i want to go. $$$$ The one issue is that I have not been able to find a front 130 mm hub for a road based wheel-set. ????

    Kona Honk Inc: http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=honkyinc $1400.00 - $1800.00
    This is a cool bike, but I have not been able to find any info about this specific model.

  2. #2
    Senior Member looie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Manhattan. New York City. 10040
    My Bikes
    2009 Salsa La Cruz; 1997 Jamis Eclipse
    Posts
    114
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love my La Cruz. I swapped 105 shifters, derailleurs, and cranks for Rival. Couldn't be happier.

    What wheels would you put on the La Cruz?
    2009 Salsa La Cruz -- SRAM Rival
    1997 Jamis Eclipse -- Campy Veloce 9sp

  3. #3
    Senior Member meanwhile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    3,747
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Google "Cotic Roadrat". You'd have to order a frame and fork package for a shop to build up for you, but that has its advantages - for instance, you could have discs *and* an Alfine IGH with a JTEK changer. People who have the Rat seem to really like it.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    My Bikes
    Jamis Coda
    Posts
    798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is likely that the front hub on the Motobecane is 100mm, like most front hubs (there are very few exceptions to the 100mm front hub spacing...things like the Surly Pugsley)
    2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
    2008 Jamis Coda
    1999 Trek 930

    ISO: Carradice SQR Rucksack Harness.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •