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CX bike suggestion questionJerBear
Feb 9, 2003 9:46 PM
Looking for some help from the CX gurus! Here's where I stand..got a 4 yr old GT hardtail for MTB'ing..just got an '03 Zurich for the road and will be ordering a Fuel 100 as my new MTB. I want to start commuting to work and was told that I should have just purchased a CX bike to start. But..I didn't..Now..you guessed it..I WANT ONE!! Here's the deal, I work at a bike shop part time and have access to the XO1 or the Poprad at a screaming deal. But just because I can get them, doesn't mean I should. The more and more that I get into the biking industry, I see more great small indie builders and have been looking more at the Surly and IF bikes. Any suggestions...I'm not planning on racing it, I just want something more durable for the commute (no panniers and no plans for fenders but may want them later) I live in San Diego so there isn't a lot of adverse weather and I can drive when it's really coming down...thanks
re: CX bike suggestion question XO1cross bro
Feb 10, 2003 4:02 AM
Trek XO1 sounds just the ticket for you, especially at the right price. You may want to upgrade some of the components if you prefer top notch kit.

Why not try racing it !
Its what C.X is all about.
you must work at one of the Trek Shopsatpjunkie
Feb 10, 2003 11:55 AM
personally I'd get the Lemond (steel baby). but get it as a Frame and build up. Both the Trek and Lemond come with a so-so spec.
I'd start here, hold off on the custom until you are 'sold' on cx.
There are many great bikes (IF, Steelman, Kelly, etc...) but wait until you are ready and stoked (besides if you get 'sold' on cx you will want 2 bikes). Yes, you should start racing (next year, the season in SD is over). So save some money and build one up from your 'shop deal' and wait before you drop the big $$ on custom. We cx freaks love to prey on the deals of the "tried it, didn't like it, now I'm selling" types. iT's how we get good deals.
BTW I'm inSD as well
you must work at one of the Trek ShopsJerBear
Feb 10, 2003 12:11 PM
maybe ;) I work at the LaMesa store..Where are you in SD?
you must work at one of the Trek Shopsatpjunkie
Feb 10, 2003 12:37 PM
live in South Park/ work in Sorrento-Mira Mesa. get the bike, we'll hook up
re: CX bike suggestion questionjrm
Feb 10, 2003 12:37 PM
Swap your Zurich frameset for a Poprad, Surly, Soma, Curtlo, Steelman or IF CX Frameset. Transfer the parts over from the Zurich. You might want to change the crankset, stem, and brakes.