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    Specialized Tricross VS Trek XO VS Surly Crosscheck

    Going to be doing a lot of 'cross racing this season, so I want a good solid bike for it. I have a carbon road bike, so I don't need this to be road oriented. I basically want a fast, light enough, race bike.

    Tricross:
    I have a Specialized, like it.
    Light enough.
    105 components
    Roval wheels
    $1900

    XO:
    Don't really want a Trek.
    Light enough.
    105 components
    Bontrager wheels
    $1675

    Crosscheck:
    Surly is fine.
    Heavy.
    Bar end shifters/tiagra components
    Alex wheels
    $1095

    Basically just by reading what I wrote here I have eliminated the Crosscheck.

    Anyway, I don't like Trek much, but I feel that since it is equipped very similarly to the Tricross but less money I should go for that.

    I kind of answered my own questions here, but still want opinions.

    So there it is - opinions?


    *I work in a shop, so I get these bikes for a lot less - I listed retail prices just to give an idea
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Does your shop also sell Redline? The Conquest Pro is very nice machine w/ Rival and retails for $1600. I see a lot of Redlines at the local CX course. Cannondale and Redline seem to be the most popular bikes for CX Racing and then probably Ridley from what I have seen. Out of the three you listed I would go with the Specialized but it is very overpriced for the components it comes with.

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    Heard a lot of good things about the Conquest Pro. Good value.

    Personally, I'm biased towards the Tricross. I have a 2010 Tricross Comp and a 2006 model. Love them.

    The Fuji Cross bike is also a great value. Ultegra SL components - Mavic Aksium wheels. $1500.

    The Bikes Direct Fantom Cross Team is another great value at $1900. Ti frame, Ultegra components, Ritchey Pro wheels.
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    Are bar end shifters common in the CX world?

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    2 for the tricross.

    Todd, yes, bar end shifters are common.

    Not sure if we can get Redline, but we don't stock it for sure.

    Don't want a fuji; I can pro deal a bike to get a much better deal.
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    I went from a redline to a tricross last season. I am very happy with the switch.

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    If you work at a shop, why not consider a Chilli Con Crosso - nice, light, scandium frame. As for the crosscheck, just get the frame and build it up to whatever spec you desire.
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