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Old 10-23-12, 10:21 AM
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Cyclocross bikes are going to be out of your budget (when new and sourced from LBS), but there are all kinds of hybrids that easily fall within your price range.

Since you've already stated your budget and that you'll be riding year round in all weather conditions, you should reveal whether you have any significant hills or wind to contend with, as well as distances you'll be riding.

You should also disclose your general location, as a) not all brands are available everywhere and it's pointless pointing out models that you can't get locally through the LBS, and b) some of us don't mind perusing CL. Not a bad idea to disclose your height or known frame size requirements to help any CL data miners.
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