I'm close to buying a new bike, but I'm not sure what I want. I know I want a cross bike, but not sure wich one. I like the BD motobecane Fantom cx bikes, but would like 105 componets and the Moto fantom cx that has 105s is BLUE! and I dont want blue. I even thought about buying the Moto fantom with the sora shifters with the color I want BLACK and up grade the componets over time to 105s.
But then I found the Nashbar steel cx bike with all shimano 105 and carbon fork for 700, thats not bad at all, but the paint job is not my favorite but I can live with. The question I have about the nashbar bike is; How strong is a carbon fork? Im gonna use this bike for everything. Most of the time I will be riding my little girl in her seat on the back. is it wise to buy a bike with carbon forks and put that much stress on it.
Weight is not much a factor right now to me. I am looking to stay in the 500-700$ range.