Nashbar has this GT GTR CX2 Cyclocross Bike listed for $652. It looks like a great deal on a beginner cross bike. I can't for the life of me figure out what shifters these are supposed to be. They look like a SRAM profile but are listed as "Shimano 9 Speed STI." Sora doesn't have the paddle and they don't look like 105/Tiagra... and probably wouldn't be at that pricepoint either.
I know I could just ask Nashbar for clarification but what fun would that be?
Link to listing found here: http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_10000_202339