I am looking to buy a cyclocross bike for commuting and am a bit overwhelmed with all the different brands and options. I've been told by some friends of mine who are avid riders in this area to look for a bike with the following:
- carbon fiber seat post
- carbon fiber front fork
- disk brakes
- steel frame (not aluminum)
- fender mounts
- egg beater pedals
My budget is 1500 dollars. Can someone recommend a bike for me? Or can you point me at a web based tool that will let me put in some different specs and find manufactures that provide a bike with those specs?
If I can narrow down to a few different models I can go around to my LBS and test ride those bikes.