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Need recommendations for my first cross bike(7 posts)

Need recommendations for my first cross bike-twitch-
Nov 2, 2002 11:38 AM
My cross country bike was stolen about a month ago, and my commuter ('74 Peugeot, baby) was trashed when I was hit by an SUV about a week after that...I'm now without wheels, and looking to try something new. Cross looks intriguing, so I thought I might as well make my next bike a cross bike. I'm looking for something particularly light, that can compete with roadies on the pavement. Currently I'm looking at the Cannondale 'cross bike and the Redline Conquest/Conquest Pro. Any others I should take into suggestion? What would your recommendation be?

Jamis Nova...merckx56
Nov 2, 2002 6:01 PM
631 steel frame/Kinesis alu fork/full 9 speed Tiagra/Avid brakes/Ritchey hubs on Mavic MA3 hoops/Ritchey clipless/Ritchey bar,stem,seatpost... and you can have it all for the low, low price of... $750 plus shipping!
Gunnar CrosshairsJimena
Nov 4, 2002 9:59 AM
I love mine--just got it. It's so fine. Those guys really know how to build a bike in Waterford, WI. Buy American!
Nov 4, 2002 12:41 PM
if it's light weight that you want, forget those steel & aluminum tugboats. a dragonfly cross from calfee is what you are looking for. setup with the right stuff, and some light aero carbon wheels it would go sub-18lbs or less.

search ebay...atpjunkie
Nov 4, 2002 3:02 PM
and the classifieds here. you can get a much better used bike for the price of a mid to lo spec equipped new one.
Great 1st Cross Bikerobbz27
Nov 5, 2002 11:08 AM
I'm currently trying to sell my 2001 Trek XO-1. It's full Sora 8-speed but I upgraded to XT rear der., XT cassette and Rolf Vector Comp wheels. It's a 56cm. Looking for $600 for it, and it's only been ridden a few times. email me at if you are interested.
I'm an idiot...robbz27
Nov 5, 2002 11:13 AM
Yeah...let's try 2002 for that XO-1. That's the one with round tubing, not tear-drop, and the black and blue graphics. Sorry, rough day at the office.