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Old 02-13-09, 11:19 AM
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Question on new bike

Hi all, newbie here. I was looking at a new Cyclocross bike, what do you guys recommend for @ the $1500 price range?

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Kona Jake The Snake. I have the Major Jake and Love IT!!! Don't even get me started on how much I love that bike . It can do just about anything and fits me perfectly.

If you are willing to go used (like I did), you can even pick up a Major Jake for around $1,000. Mine was $1,000 on ebay and came with Dura Ace shifters/cranks and Ultegra Ders.

I highly recommend used if you can find a relatively risk free deal. I bought mine from a bike shop on ebay.
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trek portland - https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...land/portland/

cannondale cross xr7 - https://www.cannondale.com/bikes/08/c...del-8XR7C.html

Brodie Ronin '09 - https://www.brodiebikes.com/2009/bikes/ronin.php
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rocky mountain solo cxd - https://www.bikes.com/main+en+01_102+...tml?BIKE=606#2

kona sutra - https://www.konaworld.com/08_sutra_w.htm
Kona Sutra - https://www.konaworld.com/09_sutra_en.cfm
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Orbea Diem Drop Disc (2009) - https://www.orbea.com/en-gb/productos...icicletas.aspx (see road bikes > fitness > diem drop disc)

focus cross disc - https://www.focusbikesuk.com/focuscyc...cross_disc.php
focus mares disc 2009 - https://www.focusbikesuk.com/focuscyc...mares_disc.php

Devinci Caribou2 (2009) - https://www.devinci.com/11628_an.html

Raleigh USA Sojourn (2009) - https://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/road/sojourn/

Rei Novara buzz road bike (2009) - https://www.rei.com/product/779985

rotwild rs1cx - https://www.rotwild.de/en/ (street bikes section)

Fixie Inc. Pureblood - https://www.cycles-for-heroes.com/bik...oss/pure-blood
fixie inc. pureblood - https://www.cycles-for-heroes.com/200...pureblood.html

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Opus Sentiero - https://opusbike.com/site_route.php?lang=en (see 2009 bikes > road > cyclocross)

Genesis Croix de Fer - https://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/series/croix_de_fer

BikesDirect Motobecane Fantom Cross Outlaw - https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ane/outlaw.htm

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For what purpose?
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Originally Posted by knobster
For what purpose?
Yeah, what are you going to do with this bike?

Obviously, your budget opens all kinds of possibilities for great rides.
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I just found this on eBay: https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=tab%3DSelling

Brand New Surly Cross Check 2009. What a steal. Free shipping too!
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Originally Posted by iamarobotman
I just found this on eBay: https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=tab%3DSelling

Brand New Surly Cross Check 2009. What a steal. Free shipping too!
$960 isn't that bad.
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Originally Posted by cs1
$960 isn't that bad.
To me it is...when you consider what kind of a used bike $1,000 will buy you. For me the goal is to get as much bike as I can. That being said, one of the first things I did after buying my Major Jake was to put Tiagra shifters on it since Dura Ace on a cross bike did not make sense to me.
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I agree. I bought a couple months old Specialized Tricross Comp for $900. That's a lot of bike for that figure.
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I picked up a Bianchi Axis from Jenson.. $939. I did search ebay for a month or so.. didnt see anything in my size or that I wanted. I am happy. I didnt want a surly either.
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Originally Posted by Sawtooth
To me it is...when you consider what kind of a used bike $1,000 will buy you. For me the goal is to get as much bike as I can. That being said, one of the first things I did after buying my Major Jake was to put Tiagra shifters on it since Dura Ace on a cross bike did not make sense to me.
I thought the goal for everyone was to get as much bike as they can. But, the OP didn't ask about used bikes. He was very specific in saying NEW.

Originally Posted by creekchub
Hi all, newbie here. I was looking at a new Cyclocross bike, what do you guys recommend for @ the $1500 price range?

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thanks

Thanks for the help guys, I'm planning on normal road and rail trail riding, but I don't want to buy something cheap.

Sounds like there's a lot of good bikes out there.
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