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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 07-31-12, 12:31 PM   #1
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Best Suggestion for an Entry-level Cyclocross?

My granddaughter wants a cyclocross bike and I don't know that much about them. Would appreciate any input as to best entry-level (attractive price) bike. She is going into her Junior Year at college and wants a better bike than the old beat-up Trek mountain bike she currently has.
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Old 07-31-12, 12:39 PM   #2
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My granddaughter wants a cyclocross bike and I don't know that much about them. Would appreciate any input as to best entry-level (attractive price) bike. She is going into her Junior Year at college and wants a better bike than the old beat-up Trek mountain bike she currently has.
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Is she planning to race it, or is this just for transport/recreation?

For transport/recreation, any of the major brands should have an offering somewhere in the $800-$1300 range. Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Redline, Felt all pop to mind, but there are others.

For racing, she should be more involved in the choice, as getting something that doesn't fit just right, or has some other spec she doesn't like, could make the whole thing a waste of time/money.
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She is going into her Junior Year at college
does She have a place to Hide this better bike so I wont be stripped or stolen .
College towns are hot spots for swiping bikes on Campus.

the beat up bike is still a good commute onto campus thing..
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