CX new buyers guide
Guys, I am after some advice on a new bike CX bike and thought the information may be useful for others:
I am after a swiss army bike. It will mainly be used for wet weather commuting, with some fire trails and the possibility of doing some racing. What should I be looking for?
I have been contemplating a Boardman as Wiggle have a 25% off code for the month of november:
Boardman Bikes : CX : PRO
Boardman Bikes : CX : TEAM
Any other ideas would be appreciated.
Why not look local?
Focus at Bike Station
Giant at Giant
Merida at Trak
Ridley at Super Elliots
all around the $1600 ish mark.
Originally Posted by Huge
Iif you're doing lots of wet weather riding, go for disc brakes.
Have a look at the Kona Honky Inc. Steel frame, discs, 105/Ultegra for about $1700 locally.
Originally Posted by AL9000
Tom's got a Honky Inc and has ridden it from BrisVegas to Melbs so far. He's pretty happy with is but it sucks for mud clearance. We did some CX type rides ending at Lynton and he's wasn't loving that at all.
Alex got his Boardman CX Pro last week. Will see it in the flesh in 2 weeks & let you know.
Originally Posted by spirito
Originally Posted by munga
I'm a bit biased as I work in a shop that sells them, but the Cube Cross Race (or the Pro if you have the money) is damn sexy and very well specced with mostly 105 and Easton bits on it. No discs thou.
Originally Posted by crash
Originally Posted by shifterbikes
There are some good 2011 model runout deals to be had at the moment.
Not sure if Giant has any 2011 models left but they were out for $1200 and also saw Lifecycle on Kensi Road has some Scott CX Addicts reduced to $1300 they even had braze ons for full length mudguards.
What size do you ride?
All the best for a speedy recovery on that leg too.
Last edited by clarion; 29-11-2011 at 09:15 PM.
Reason: Typo madness
these pop up and sell on ebay locally somewhat frequently for about half that price almost new.
Originally Posted by nexus
Originally Posted by eavyMetal
Originally Posted by iwearmoccos
What are peoples thoughts on the Giant TCX 1
TCX 1 (2012) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | Australia
Looking for something to train and commute on.
Still looking then?
Edit I just realised it wasn't the op. The components rival/apex are all good on the giant.
Last edited by horatio; 24-01-2012 at 10:46 PM.