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    Buying a Cyclocross bike

    I'm looking into buying a Cyclocross bike, which I would use mostly for commuting, lighter touring, and occasional races for fun. So far in my search, the Genesis Croix de Fer seems to be the best match, both for its versatility and its aesthetics (I like the more classic look). But it's not sold in the US. Any advice on some similar bikes that I should check out?

    I've also looked at the Charge Filter. Any idea if these are good quality and value? The only downside seems to be that it's a little heavier.

    Anyone have suggestions for similar bikes I should check out?

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    There are two classic steel cross frames that you should check out: the surly cross check and the soma cross (which comes in a few different flavors). I've been riding a soma doublecross for years and love it as an all round bike.

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    There are quite a few companies out there that make steel cross frames, though I am not sure how many you can put disc brakes on if that is something you are really keen on.

    The Surly Cross Check is pretty well known as a great all around bike. For steel plus discs there is also the All City Macho Man Disc but that is more expensive than the others:

    http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/macho_man_disc

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    How about the Kona Rove?


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    Cross/commuter.. Its a hot sector in the biz, most bike shop brands will have one or several in the line up..

    better to talk to the shop where you buy, about the brand lines they represent

    you, ... I have to assume, can test ride the 2 you mentioned..

    than Us about brands that are sold where We live. ..

    or like BD that will not have a grace period, for free local service, at all.

    there are 4 factories on Taiwan making many brands under contract. the details are the contract stipulations.

    good / less in Local shop sold bike is the assembly care, and post sale service -
    brand name on the frame neutral.

    .. But [X], it's not sold in the US.
    then you fly to where they are sold, and bring it back with you, on the return flight..
    or pay the cost to have it shipped from somewhere they are sold.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 06-15-13 at 10:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Cross/commuter.. Its a hot sector in the biz, most bike shop brands will have one or several in the line up..

    better to talk to the shop where you buy, about the brand lines they represent
    than Us about brands that are sold where We live.

    there are 4 factories on Taiwan making many brands under contract. the details are the contract stipulations.

    good / less in shop sold bike is the assembly care and post sale service - brand on the frame neutral.
    That is very solid advice.

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    Traitor Ruben?

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    Ended up getting a Bianchi Volpe (2011). So far...very happy.

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