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Old 08-12-10, 11:34 AM
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csc170
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Great deal or what?

I am new to cycling, but would like to purchase a bike that will work both for Cyclocross and Touring. I have come across a cyclocross bike for $800 that has been raced one season and used as a commuter for a couple years. The specs are as follows:

XRL Cross Frame - 54cm aluminum
SL3 Cross Fork (carbon)
Ritchey WCS OS handlebar (my favorite handlebar)
Dura Ace 7700 STI Levers
Cane Creek Crosstop Levers
FSA Integrated Headset with Cable Stop
Cantilever Brakes (newish pads)
Mavic Cosmos Wheels
Dura Ace 7700 Rear Derailleur
Ultegra 6600 front derailleur
Weyless Carbon Fiber Crankset
Forte Carbon Seatpost
WTB Rocket V Saddle
Planet Bike Freddy Fenders
Ascent Rear Rack
Crank Brothers Candy C Pedal

I had contemplated building my own bike (to save money) or purchasing a new one with Shimano 105 components for about $900. With these options what looks the best????
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