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Fuji Cross Comp or Cross 3.0?

Old 05-19-11, 08:36 PM
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Fuji Cross Comp or Cross 3.0?

I'm a newbie who will be riding trails and dirt paths. I'm trying to decide between a Fuji 2011 Cross 3.0 for $1100.00 or a Fuji 2010 Cross Comp for $900. Any advice on which one to get? Thanks

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Old 05-20-11, 10:52 PM
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Well, the cross comp is cheaper and has better components so unless you don't like the color of the '10 cross comp thats the one I'd go for.
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I just went through this exact dilemma, and went with the Cross 3.0, because I liked the frame better. The 3.0 has a somewhat compact (sloping) frame and a relatively huge head tube, which puts the bars higher given the same top tube length. For example, in the 58cm size, the comp has a 135mm head tube, and the 3.0 has a 200mm head tube - a huge difference in the feel. I bought the comp, and returned it a week later for the 3.0, so I had ample time to ride both.

Component wise, yes, the comp is technically superior - 105 all around vs tiagra/105 on the 3.0. For me, the fit was more important though. I messed with different stems, even a stem riser on the comp... I wanted to like it better, but just didn't.
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Note also that the Cross Comp comes with a carbon fork vs. an Alloy fork on the Cross 3.0. (The new Cross 2.0 comes with carbon fork.)

All around, I think the Cross Comp is a much better deal at $900.

This look like a matter of Fuji down-contenting the lower end of their cx bikes. I think the Fuji Cross have been one of the best deals in bikes for a number of years (I ride a 2003), so this change probably puts them more in line with other bike brands. Sucks a bit for the consumer, but makes sense, and is not really some out-of-line gouging, for Fuji.
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Which bike did you decide to go with? Are you happy with your choice?

My LBS is trying to sell me the 2010 Fuji Cross Comp for $1100. I'm thinking about going for it.
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I went with the 2011 Cross 3.0. Again, that was purely based on the frame and fit though. To me, the Cross Comp didn't feel any different than a road/racing bike... long and low. The 3.0 with the bigger head tube made it more upright, and seem a little less stretched out even though on paper it's the same. Even the handlebars on the Comp felt more like a road than the 3.0... there was a deeper drop to them. I guess it just felt like another road bike and not a cross bike to me.

If the Comp position is comfortable to you, I'd go with it in a heartbeat though. It has better components (105 over tiagra) and the carbon fork.

Oh, and yes, about 100 miles later, I'm still happy with my choice.

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Haha, everything about the Comp you mentioned as a negative is a positive in my book. Looks like I have my answer.

Out of curiosity, did you buy in a bike shop or online? My LBS has been offering exceptional service, but the price is quite a bit higher than yours. If you bought online, it makes sense to me. If you bought in a bike shop that fit the bike to you before selling it, I may want to negotiate for a lower price.
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I went with a LBS (Performance), as I needed a lot of help with fit - it was my first drop bar bike. Performance had the 2010 Comp on their website for quite a while at $900, though they were quickly selling out. I had one shipped to the store to try.
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My LBS is trying to sell the 2010 Fuji Cross Comp to me for $1100. They have three in stock in my size alone, so clearly they aren't selling quickly. I'm thinking of asking for a lower price.

I don't want to be too pushy, though. They have been super helpful to me in picking the bike, including a seat, a pair of shoes and eggbeaters, questions about computers, and tires sold at cost.
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Maybe casually ask if they do price matching? Here it is for $999:

https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...erm=cross+comp

Even at $1100 though, it's a very nice bike for the price.
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Ask even though that offer is online and I'm asking at a local bike store? They are fitting me too. What would you do?
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I'd just ask if they do price matching, and not mention the source or price. Worst that'll happen is they say no. My gut feeling is that they won't though, and I'd be fine with that too... especially since you're getting great service.
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Maybe I could mention that other guys are buying them for $900 in brick-and-mortar stores, maybe they could sell it to me for $1,000?
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I bought my cross comp from Performance Bike for $849 back in May. I had complains about the stem, but the mechanic flipped it up somehow. That made it much more comfortable. I really have no complaints; the components great.
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Thanks for the review and the price reference.
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i have been eyeing the same bikes and a few other...i did run across this one also...what do you guys think about this? https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...&top_category=
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Originally Posted by misslady77
I bought my cross comp from Performance Bike for $849 back in May. I had complains about the stem, but the mechanic flipped it up somehow. That made it much more comfortable. I really have no complaints; the components great.
I bought the same in April, and have ridden the snot out of the bike since I got it. I love it. Only two CX races, but commuting, training, centuries - a very nice bike with nice components. Just got a BMC road bike, but the Fuji will still get lots of love.
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Originally Posted by BikingCivic
i have been eyeing the same bikes and a few other...i did run across this one also...what do you guys think about this? https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...&top_category=
Looks like the geometry of the 2010 Cross Comp, but with SRAM components. Very interesting...
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I bought the 2011 Cross Pro in 49, and my wife got the Cross 2.0 in 48. They are our rails to trails bikes so we don't really ride them hard. The Cross Pro has a round top tube, while the Cross 2.0 has the flattened top tube for toting on your shoulder. I think they would do OK for your first year or 2 if your getting into cyclocross. Everytime we ride ours we comment about how much we love them.
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Anyone see that Performance has the 2011 Cross 3.0 for $799? That sounds like a good deal to me!!
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