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    Trek Crossrip Elite (or Comp) or Giant Anyroad?

    I'm fairly new to bikes, especially cyclocross bikes. I had a hybrid in the past which I really enjoyed, but after putting a few hundred miles on it I quickly realize I hated how upright it was.

    These are the three bikes that I am looking at. I would like to stay in the $1200 range. I will mostly be using it for exercise and possibly some commuting (about 5 miles round trip, but would like to be able to go further if need be). I live in a semi-urban area with mostly paved roads but some gravel and potholes.

    Are these quality bikes for the money? Any others I should check out!

    Thanks!

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    You mean ones sold in other countries and towns , or ones you can test ride ..

    maybe the fit is bad on the bike you have , as if I can judge ..

    Did you go back to the Bike shop where you got yours and ask about helping adjust the fit ?

    do they sell Giant and Trek ? any other brands?

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    I just pulled the trigger on the Crossrip Elite that LBS was selling for 1149. I will pick it up this Sunday so I have yet to do some decent ridding on it. From the reading I have done, it has be written that its a good bike for the price. Not a great bike, but a solid bike at that price point. The knocks have been about weight, quality of components and gearing. But I have chalked that all up to internet forum all stars. For the level rider that I am and most people are (read: not professional) I am not sure how much grams make a difference for the ridding I will be doing. So for me its an awesome bike.

    I am a motorcycle track instructor and see the same thing in that community. People are throwing big money and parts and carbon fiber because that is what the pros have. And when it comes down to it the amature racer has spent 10K on a bike that they are still only using 75% of its potential. Why not save the money and put it into more time on track and use 95% of a stock bike? Its the mentality that if the pros have it, I need it! Good for selling parts and water cooler talk, but its a want, not a need.

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    What about the Jamis Nova Sport or Race? The Sport is around $850 and the Race $1200-$1300. The Race specs out pretty nice. I looked at the Sport and really liked it (ended up finding a NOS Schwinn for considerably less that fits my needs). Yeah its 8 speed Claris but that can be changed out.
    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!

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    I have the Giant Anyroad 2. I love it and so far I have had zero issues with it. I got the lower version as I wanted the triple front instead of the compact double.

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    I picked up the Anyroad 2 and it is very comfortable. No issues at all, just breaking it in. I got it over the Anyroad 1 to have the triple front as well.

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