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Old 08-01-11, 08:22 AM
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Pedalforce CX2 Frame Group Buy

Did ya'll see this:

http://pedalforce.com/online/product...ducts_id=20501

I'm in. I like the idea of a carbon cross frame with the ability to use it as a rain / commuter bike.
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I'm ordering the CG2 now and will get the CX2 this winter to replace my current CX bike.
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Old 08-03-11, 07:44 PM
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It looks like the CX2 group buy is also trending well. 34 out of a buy quantity of 40 are signed.
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Yes. I'm really hoping the CX2 will go. I'd use it as a cross bike buy mainly as a rain / commuter bike. The only thing better would be disc brakes...

So close now. I bet it will go. I still am in love with my PF QS3 road bike, BB30 non sense aside.
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Old 08-04-11, 05:40 AM
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Like the CGI, which is the same frame as the Ritte "Bossberg" the CG@ is also the same frame used by Ritte for the "Crossberg".
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http://www.ritteracing.com/store/rit...iewspecs/id/61

Does look the same.

I'm in for the PF CX2. Just trying to decide what groupo to get. Maybe DI2, maybe Ultegra.... Decisions decisions....
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Old 08-05-11, 02:24 PM
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Tempting deal.
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Hmmm, a crux module is 770 msrp. I'm not sure carbon beats aluminum for cx.
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Looking like it will go. I'm leaning toward an Ultegra 6700 build. I will see how it rides but I think I will continue to race my Bikes Direct Ti Cross bike. I'll use this one for fenders / road and as a pit bike, if I ever stop sucking at racing....
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You should do Ultegra with the new shimano cross components coming out soon.
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Looks like I have until Aug 14 to talk myself into/out of this... So incredibly tempting.
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Anyone have one of these, and can comment on sizing? I appear to be right between the 53 and the 56. I ride a 2010 Kona Jake in 54, and it fits me well, if that helps any. I also have a Felt hybrid in 55, and, until tomorrow, a 7.3FX in 22.5. All are good fits. Thanks.
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The Forks Have Changed

Just a heads up and it may not matter to you: It looks like they have changed out the fork they are offering (apparently no eyelets?) since the CX1. But they still sell the fork they had available for the CX1, which does have eyelets. Newly offered fork also seems to have no PF logo, which you may or may not prefer.
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Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
Just a heads up and it may not matter to you: It looks like they have changed out the fork they are offering (apparently no eyelets?) since the CX1. But they still sell the fork they had available for the CX1, which does have eyelets.
Thanks. I saw that. They also have a bike fit calculator that I somehow missed earlier. Still trying to talk myself out of it, but wow. The Nashbar aluminum frame with carbon stays is $200. $400 for this frame, with fork (no eyelet) is crazy cheap.

I've also been reading another thread about Pedalforce CX bikes that you commented on.
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I asked PF about the eyelets on the front fork. Doesn't have them. The suggested race blades or spend a bit more for a Ritchey Comp Carbon Cross Fork.

No headset included either. Got one last year with the QS3... boo hoo
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The CX2 group buy is a go. $499 for the frame.
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Anyone else going for this? Or just me?
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I put a deposit down on the CG2 road bike. The CX2 frame is better for my overall needs, but the niche in my quiver for a commuter/CX/light-touring bike is now filled by my Soma Double Cross. I sold my Ti road bike in March; the Pedal Force CG2 road bike will fill the need for a fitness & training bike.

I might purchase the CX2 next year, the Soma has seen 10,000 miles and a stiffer frame would be a worthwhile upgrade.
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Bummer x2. Well I'll post some build / ride pics when I get it going.
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Bummer x2. Well I'll post some build / ride pics when I get it going.
I would like that. Maybe next year, if they have this again, I'll get one.
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Originally Posted by ibis_ti View Post
Hmmm, a crux module is 770 msrp. I'm not sure carbon beats aluminum for cx.
Except that it does by a mile. Every manufacturer that takes cross seriously uses carbon for their top end race frames. I race a CX1, 16.5lbs with Rival/force components.
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I am right on the edge of getting in on this group buy, but from what I can draw from the ordering system is that I would have to pay another $100 for the carbon fork.

Does it come with a carbon fork or is it an extra $100?
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Originally Posted by kappapb View Post
I am right on the edge of getting in on this group buy, but from what I can draw from the ordering system is that I would have to pay another $100 for the carbon fork.

Does it come with a carbon fork or is it an extra $100?
The fork is extra.
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Originally Posted by OnTheRivet View Post
Except that it does by a mile. Every manufacturer that takes cross seriously uses carbon for their top end race frames. I race a CX1, 16.5lbs with Rival/force components.
Tell that to Sachs and Speedvagen(Sacha White)...though Specialized did say they would introduce an updated carbon crux next year. Carbon could potentially save you ~200grams over Al.(though the Al crux is lighter than the cx2 and probably has a stiffer front end and better race geometry)

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