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Old 06-25-12, 01:11 AM   #1
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GT Type CX 1

I was looking at getting this bike as a beginner CX training bike and light commuter. What do yo uguys think of the components for the price? LBS can get it to me for $1600~
http://www.gtbicycles.com/2012/bikes...tr-type-cx-1-0
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Old 06-25-12, 05:24 AM   #2
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Overpriced.

Consider this: http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...67_-1___400318

It should be possible to buy a 105 equipped alum bike for about $1200 on sale.
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I kinda thought that way too as far as the gears and shifters. I wasn't sure of the Ritchey parts and the ALX rims it came with balanced that out.
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If you're a lighter weight rider, the lighter rims might be worth something. A heavier rider might need to change them out for something stronger, IMO.

Here is another GT model, this one with Sram Rival. It has a Easton EA70X 24-hole radial front, 28-hole 2-cross rear wheelset for $1200.

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...551_1098149_-1
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Old 06-26-12, 11:27 PM   #5
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Hmm, no I'm definitely not a light guy. 6'4" 215lbs Thanks for the heads up on the rims.
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I'm about your size, 6"0" and 205-215 lbs. I find that most 32 spoke wheelsets are just strong enough. I might be able to use a 28-hole 2-cross rear wheel & a 24-hole 2-cross front wheel, if the builder was very skilled and the best spokes were used.

Most of the OEM wheelsets found on new bikes are machine built and not strong enough for someone our size.
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