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salsa 9 47.37%
specialized 6 31.58%
other 4 21.05%
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Old 11-13-08, 11:54 AM   #1
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Salsa Casseroll Single or Specialized Tricross singlecross??

I am going to buy one of these bikes. I commute from Brooklyn to manhattan. Also will ride a lot on the weekends. Same price ranges: sp tri-x for 900 ro salsa for 900. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 11-13-08, 11:56 AM   #2
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For commuting I'd recommend the Salsa
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Old 11-13-08, 12:07 PM   #3
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The Tricross can probably accept wider tires, and the cantilever brake mounts will make removing a wheel with a large tire easier. Since the Casseroll has forward facing horizontal dropouts, it may be easier to remove the rear wheel on that bike if it has fenders installed.

Can you ride them both? Which one fits or feels better? Those are important considerations.
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I don't have anything. I just got hooked on this bike my roomie let me borrow. The tri-x 08 model. So i am going to buy my first bike. Really dig the cross but i think maybe the casseroll would be a better first bike.
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Old 11-13-08, 12:16 PM   #5
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Can you ride them both? Which one fits or feels better? Those are important considerations
i have ridden the 08 cross size 54. I need a 56-58 but i really liked the feel. Superlight and fast. I am going to test the salsa tonight from my LBS. My commute will be 45 minutes to start. After a month or two i should shave that down to 30 min.
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Old 11-13-08, 12:23 PM   #6
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Ken's right about the fender thing.

Carrying up & down stairs? tri-cross.
Fenders? Casseroll

Personally, I've loved the looks of the Casseroll for a while, and all the parts are super-solid, but the Tri-cross is really nice too. You'll probably be happy with either.
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i also dig this Masi special commuter: price 795$
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casarolle. how many threads on this are there?
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Old 11-14-08, 02:31 PM   #9
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haha, in before the lock!
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hmm, this is a tough one. they're all nice bikes- i think you should post another thread. that'll definitely get your answer.
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The specialized will be a stiffer frame, have a smoother ride because of the carbon fork with the "ZERTS" You will also have a lifetime warranty on the frame. (Specialized will grant you a replacement, even in 10 or 20 years time! if u ever keep the bike that long)

Salsa are nice too though.
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Old 11-15-08, 03:32 AM   #12
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The salsa is a really nice bike, but it seems a tad overpriced.
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(Specialized will grant you a replacement, even in 10 or 20 years time! if u ever keep the bike that long)
Darn, if you keep that up (posting more Tri-X virtues) I may have to get one instead of just voting for it .
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This may go on foooooorever with the "other" category thrown in the selections .
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