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    Ridley vs Focus vs Fuji - best cyclocross for 900 euro?

    Hey everyone!

    I realize these kinds of questions must pop up all the time, but I haven't been able to find anyone comparing bikes in this pricerange yet, so I hope you'll bear with me.

    After 20 or so years of mixed city and mountainbiking, I still know virtually nothing about bikes themselves, but have decided to buy a cyclocross bike, since various sources seem to suggest this would be the best suited bike type for my purposes. These purposes mainly being (in order of frequency): 1) Commuting to and from work and general city biking (in Berlin), 2) longer training and excurion rides on the country roads (paved and unpaved) and light offroad (such as hiking paths), 3) possibly a few multiple-day trek rides.

    After much ado I've narrowed the selection down to three bikes, all costing 900 euro:

    Ridley X-Bow: http://www.ridley-bikes.com/pd/gb/en...clocross/x-bow
    Focus Mares AX 3.0: http://www.focus-bikes.com/int/en/bi...res-ax-30.html
    Fuji Cross 3.0: http://www.fujibikes.com/bike/details/cross-302

    Any and all tips, pointers and recommendations concerning these three are very welcome! Preferably with some motivations so that I might actually learn something while I'm at it =)

    Thanks!

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    Have an X-bow for my B bike... love it!!! The fuji fits very similarly (if i remember last i checked when i was in the market for the carbon version... alu may be different). The focus is a bit lower and longer... depends on your fit

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    Bring them all by, I'd love to try the difference myself..

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    I would avoid the alloy forks and go with the Ridley with the carbon fiber fork.
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