|Trek xo1 or Fuji Cross?||d2d1|
Mar 21, 2003 6:51 PM
|Plan on getting a cross bike in the next week or so,& would appreciate some help on choosing the best one.Like the looks of the Trek but the Fuji seems to be a better deal with better componets(105&Ritchey)carbon fork & lighter weight for about $200.00 more.|
|re: Trek xo1 or Fuji Cross?||atpjunkie|
Mar 21, 2003 7:20 PM
|go Fuji, much better spec and equally as good frame. You can find them cheap on ebay.|
|re: Trek xo1 or Fuji Cross?||allezdude|
Mar 25, 2003 10:09 AM
|Unless you're a young dude stay away from alum. frames because they will beat you up. Go for steel.|
|young dudes etc...||atpjunkie|
Mar 25, 2003 5:21 PM
|as a not so young dude of 40 (ex steel Nazi) who owns 2 Alum CX bikes and 1 Alu and 1 Steel roadbike I don't see this as a viable argument anymore. Granted early (and or cheap) Alu (CAAD 3 Anyone) frames were (are) quite the filling rattlers. Modern Alu and Alu composites (Scandium, Metal MAtrix, etc) with modern butting and swaging have reduced this considerably, especially in bikes of European descent (don't ask me why, it just seems they have the technology a little better). I raced this entire season on 2 Alu Bikes and commute on one. My Alu roadbike which I've put some serious mileage on feels barely different form my 853 Steel rig. I haven't noticed more fatigue on centuries or anything. Considering most cx races are less than an hour I think the diff. will be minute. Don't get me wrong I still have a thing in my heart for Steel and lustily gaze at Steelman, Kelly, IF and Ritchey cx rigs but these bikes just cost too much for a entry level racer or rider. get the deal on a light Alu quality cx bike and swap frames in a year or 2. But to shell out 1500 or so for a frame to get 'started' is silly.|
Mar 28, 2003 8:23 AM
|I think aluminum is ideal for cross.
Lightweight for the shouldering aspect and transition.
Comfortable enough because the races are short and you will not be in the saddle for long periods of time.
Steel is real, though. On the road.
Mar 28, 2003 2:20 PM
|after all if you can't handle abuse for an hour, cx probably isn't your sport. My Al cx bikes are light, stiff, acclerate well, and are a joy to portage. I don't think comfort is an issue.|
Mar 25, 2003 4:15 PM
|Nice package, sizings not for everyone.|| |