I am extremely new to biking, and I need to buy a bike to commute around town year round. After talking to some people at bike shops and doing internet research I found out I should buy a cyclocross bike.
I live in Lincoln, Ne so relatively flat land with snowy/icy winters. Looking around I found two bikes I am trying to decide between. I do not want something entry level or bottom of the line, so I am looking at mid-grade sport level bikes.
The two bikes I am looking at are from Bikesdirect.com
2012 Motobecane Fantom CXX
Motobecane Fantom Cross
I do not know enough about bikes to get the best one of the two. I am worried about the Motobecane Fantom Cross because on the page right above the spec detail there is a not that says: "NOTE: PLEASE TIGHTEN YOUR LOCKRINGS, CRANKS, PEDALS ETC BEFORE AND AFTER EVERY RIDE. Stripped threads, cranks, pedals etc are due to those parts not being tightened enough by the rider and are not covered by warranty" None of the other bikes I've looked at on the page have this warning!
ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH