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Old 06-04-11, 02:04 PM   #1
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Help me choose a bike....please

Hi all,

I am looking to buy a cyclocross bike and have become a little confused as to what to get. It won't be used for competitions but for road (75%), Trail (20%) and off-road (5%)

I think I have narrowed it down to the

Specialized TriCross

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Giant TCX 2

Which one would you recommend or is there a better option I should be looking at ?

Thanks for your help.

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Thanks for the photo vote (I think ). Which version is that - base/sport/comp etc ?
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I don't know. She rode it 4200 miles in 58 straight days without a day of rest. NY to LA.

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The one that fits better. Ride both for a good 30 miles.

Also look at the Planet X Uncle John Sport with Sram 20 speed: http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/bike...oss/cyclocross

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Old 06-06-11, 05:17 AM   #6
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Thanks. The Uncle John bikes are a little out of my price range. So one vote for the Specialized. any views on the Giant in comparison ?
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I am in the UK and I have a lovely Genesis Croix De Fer.

Genesis make great cyclocross bikes. I am sure they export out the UK but a lovely bike.
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I am in the UK and I have a lovely Genesis Croix De Fer.

Genesis make great cyclocross bikes. I am sure they export out the UK but a lovely bike.
I'm in the UK so that is all good.

I think I am erring towards teh Giant as I may have found an older TCX 1 at a decent price
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