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    What CX to buy?

    Hi
    I'm looking at getting myself a CX, but have no idea what is a decent one and where I'll be paying more for a name!
    Mountain bikes are what I'm more familiar with and have a better idea of what's what.

    I'm based in South Africa and there is virtually zero CX market here so I'll have to bring the bike in myself, hence I need to do a lot of research to make sure I'm buying the right bike.

    I'd prefer something that I could run geared as well as Single Speed.
    I've had a look at Surley and Specialized ( although the latter is rather pricey) but that's about it.
    what other brands are available?

    Thanks

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    Giant anmd Merida , in Taiwan make most of them no matter what the name in the paint is .

    what Brands are sold there , or You asking about (likely UK) brands shipped down there?

    shipping fom retailers in the North will be pricy anyhow ..

    Wall,mart probably has a store in RSA , they are cheap . YGWYPF.
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    Thanks fietsbob

    info on any brand ( not much available here) I'll have to import it

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    google British Bike shops , most are reselling the Brands you ask about .
    one : http://www.evanscycles.com/
    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/
    has it's own line of Thorn Brand frames and will build a bike up..
    (more touring than cross racing, but you dont have any races there anyhow).

    hope you got a brick of Au. to put into the deal.

    Our town's Local Oregon Bike shop has a commercial UPS account, Trek and Redline and Felt .
    (salsa and surly on special order) Canadians drop in and buy bikes saving themselves GST.
    http://bikesandbeyond.com/

    you got a Visa/MasterCharge card ? the shipping is an add-on. .. Air Freight rates.
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