Old 12-22-14, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
snip....One problem I see with a cyclocross bike are the shifters, I ride Sram so having Shimano shifters will drive me nuts.

SRAM has CX specific groups and their regular groups' shifters are used in the drop bar CX configurations, as well. You can choose between hydraulic or mechanical brakes for Rival, Force (both double chain ring and the single CX-1) and Red. Lots of flat bar choices for SRAM, too. As you said, give your LBS your parameters for your needs, tell them you want SRAM and see what they come up with.

The rigid tailed hybrid you have in your catalog cuts is similar to my wife's bicycle, a Trek 7300, a new Selle Italia women's specific was her first change. She said she should have gone with a road specific bicycle. She likes the ride quite well, but she has looked into a lighter set up, these are heavy bicycles, compared to what your road bicycle weighs now.

Just a few thoughts, I'll look forward to seeing your choice.

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