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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 09-09-11, 09:33 PM   #1
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My new Focus Mares AX2

So I just got back from the bike shop, they sucked me in on this mares for $850. with Shimano 105. I wanted to try cross for a couple seasons, guess this is my year. Headed to Fort Ord for the first race of the year tomorrow. Not going to race but going to see how things work.

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congrats that's a pretty good price...2011 or 2012?
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2011, They arent listed on the Focus web site but when I called performance the salesman said they were made for "performance" so speced with 105.
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i got the same bike. Performance is clearing them out as they do not plan to carry Focus bikes next year. its a great deal for a 105 equipped CX bike. later.
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Yeah, I thought it was a good deal. Rides nice. The wheels are very heavey though. And the stem and bars need to be changed as well. I think I am going to have a blast on it.
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so true on the wheels but that didnt bother me. PSIMET is making some sick CX wheels right now! later.
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That is a very pretty bike.
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i need to swing by the local PB to see if they have any in my size, their web site is out of my size, im torn if i want 105 or a bike with SRAM Rival
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i need to swing by the local PB to see if they have any in my size, their web site is out of my size, im torn if i want 105 or a bike with SRAM Rival
I don't even see that bike on their site.
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that Mares that he got is a PB exclusive. I'm looking at a couple options bikesdirect (SRAM) and nashbar (105) has a couple bike
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I mean that I don't see it on the Performance site.
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i bought mine online and had it shipped to store for the free build up. my understanding is that they were only selling the 60cm online for this price. its hit or miss if one can find it at actual store for the same price. later.
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I don't need one anyway. It is pretty though, and a very nice price.
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You need to call them and TELL the guy what it is. They dont help too much, at least at my local store. They have a Med and and an XL here in Nor cal. If thats your size the XL is at the Mountain View store and I think the Med was either Campbell or San Francisco.
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It's a great bike at a great price. Have fun with it.
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