Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes: 2006 Kona Jake, 2011 Trek Cronus CX
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Looking for new bike, found a store that would build a 2011 Felt F15x, worth it?
For background, I am currently in the market for a new cyclocross bike, I have a 2006 Kona Jake and I love it, but want to turn it into a pure commuter and get something for workouts/longer rides (I think about doing a race but probably doubtful). Right now the Jake does both. I am in the $1500-$1800 price range (though a bit flexible, and open to used) and I am looking for a deal and also and upgrade from my current bike.
In my search I found a shop that has a 2011 Felt F15x
in stock and could build it up for me for my price range (depending on what I choose). Does it make sense to go this route?
My requirements are really upgraded frame (somewhat), fork, components (have Shimano Soras now), and though I am interested by disc brakes, they are not required. Was looking at the Felt F65x (wonder with the 2014 available if I can find a deal on 2013), but open to suggestions. Also recommendations of places that might have a good used bike (aside from craigslist) or previous years models in the Chicago area would be appreciated.