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Old 07-29-08, 09:15 AM
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Trek XO1 vs. Fuji Cross Pro for commuting

After a couple weeks of research, I've narrowed my search down to two cross bikes.

Trek XO1
- Seems like a light, fast ride
- Don't feel like it absorbs the vibrations well
- I can get it from an awesome LBS with good customer service and walking distance from my house
- Price is $1350

Fuji Cross Pro
- Rides about the same as the Trek even though it has better components
- Feels more beefy, absorbs more vibrations
- LBS is not within walking distance, and isn't the best
- Price is $1250 (on sale)

I intend to learn how to upgrade components and repair/tune my bike. Therefore the higher end components on the Fuji Cross Pro don't mean that much to me.

It seems to me that with some work, I can turn the Trek into an even lighter/faster ride - whereas the Fuji will not get much lighter than the 20.68lbs.

However the Fuji might be more durable, more enjoyable on rough terrain - and I'd be getting a much better deal money-wise.

I covet any advice that would help push me over the fence!
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Old 07-29-08, 09:53 AM
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I'm not sure that the Trek will get lighter than the Fuji - both are aluminum frame/carbon fork bikes, unless you're changing out the wheelset or crankset.....the Ultegra/Dura-Ace components are definitely lighter than their 105 counterparts.......so if the Fuji rides like you want, get the Fuji.

That being said, 105 is race-ready, and certainly good enough for commuting abuse. Kona's Jake the Snake and Major Jake have the same component group (both are 105-level bikes).

If you end up with the Fuji, your local LBS will treat it just as nicely as one that they sell you - unless one of them offers some service package thrown in with the bike....when you bring it in for a tune-up/chain swap/cassette replacement, etc....they're going to charge the same for either bike's work.

(full disclosure - I'm looking at the Cross Pro as a replacement for my damaged JTS, too. The price for that level of bike is really good). Local PBS shop has it at $1199, which puts it within $150 of a BikesDirect Cross Pro, which is an Ultegra setup (including the RD). That's not bad for an LBS-prepped bike of that level.
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I have a 07' Fuji Crosscomp and love it for commuting/road riding. 23mi one way commute through city traffic.
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I rode both those bikes while bike shopping. The Fuji rode very nice and was quite quick, and I had the same impression that it soaks up vibrations nicely. I would choose it over the Trek easily, even at the $1500 price the Fuji was selling for when I rode it. The Trek struck me as lacking any significant personality and had a harsher ride.
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Old 07-29-08, 01:48 PM
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I don't see any rack mounts on the Trek. Even if you don't want them now, they are good to have on a commuter.

I seem to remeber a few people liking the Ultegra shifters more than the 105's too.
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Xo1's have rack mounts.
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I have 105 shifters on my (damaged) Jake the Snake, and Ultegra shifters on my Giant OCR C2 and PBS/Scattante bikes. The Ultegras DO shift more smoothly.

I also like the looks of the Fuji's, too.
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Originally Posted by Milice View Post
Xo1's have rack mounts.
Ok, thanks. It sure seemed like it should, the pic on Trek's site makes it look like it doesn't.
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Between the two I'd take the Fuji.
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