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    Atlanta Road Racer dgearhart's Avatar
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    Advice on Upgrade Bike from Tricross Comp to something lighter/better race geometry

    I started racing CX last year as Men's C racer in cross and a Cat 5 road racer. This year I made it to Cat 3 road racer and Men's B cross racer, and I am ready to upgrade my cross bike. I love the Tricross comp for what it is (sturdy, cheap, etc...), but I find that it is a little too rigid and sluggish at times due to a geometry that seems to be focused on being a part time cx race bike and part all-around free road bike. Am I imagining this, or have others made the same switch? If you upgraded from Tricross to something else, can you please share your experience so I know that I'm not just dreaming about spending money for the sake of a new bike? What was your experience racing the Tricross and later upgrading? Big improvement?
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    I upgraded to a Tricross Expert and found a quite significant jump in performance. Not sure if the geometry is any different though, but it is lighter and more designed for racing. For the price (mid $2k), I think you could probably get something even more race dedicated, maybe even custom.
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    Atlanta Road Racer dgearhart's Avatar
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    I think the Tricross Expert only takes me from 105/Ultegra to Ultegra/Dura-Ace, but I'm looking for a bit more of an improvement than just 1lbs. Has anyone else made a jump to a non-Tricross bike and seem big changes/improvements?
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