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    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
    ($1650 delivered)
    or
    Boardman Bikes : CX : TEAM
    ($1290 delivered)

    Any other ideas would be appreciated.

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    Why not look local?
    Focus at Bike Station
    Giant at Giant
    Merida at Trak
    Ridley at Super Elliots

    all around the $1600 ish mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huge View Post


    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?

    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    Schwinn - Tiagra/105, carbon fork, half price - $999

    Buy Schwinn Fastback CX , Schwinn, Cyclocross Bike for Sale in St.Kilda, VIC
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nexus View Post
    Schwinn - Tiagra/105, carbon fork, half price - $999

    Buy Schwinn Fastback CX , Schwinn, Cyclocross Bike for Sale in St.Kilda, VIC
    these pop up and sell on ebay locally somewhat frequently for about half that price almost new.
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    What are peoples thoughts on the Giant TCX 1

    TCX 1 (2012) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | Australia

    Looking for something to train and commute on.

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    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.

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