Old 08-12-17, 04:03 PM
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You'll be hard pressed to find someone who can directly compare both. I have a Cooper and a R250. They're both great. Geometry-wise, only you can say which would suit you better, but feature-wise, I'd have preferred the GR250 over the Cooper for the non-cyclocross cable routing.

The Cooper cable routing is over the top tube and 100% sleeved. The GR250 cable routing, I believe is similar to typical road bike routing. This will give you better front-derailleur shifting and no irritating cables on the top tube.

I did end up with the Cooper frame simply because I caught it on ebay direct for less than half the GR250. I'll enjoy looking at my top tube routed cables for $700.

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