Cyclo Cross Choice

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by gutbucket, 3 May 2010.

  1. gutbucket

    gutbucket New Member

    Hi All...I am new to Cyclechat & have a question...Have oped to go for a cyclo cross machine with my £1000 cycle to work voucher. Any views on best buy...Genesis, Scott, Ridley etc etc?:wacko:
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Don't forget to consider Kinesis Crosslight builds eg

    http://www.fatbirds.co.uk/detail.asp/sku=upgra-cross5tbk
    http://www.epic-cycles.co.uk/kinesis5T.html
    http://www.bikebike.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b73s23p2148&rs=gb
     
  3. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Guru

    Location:
    Reading
    Can you use your voucher at any shop or on-line vendor? Are you planning to use it just for cyclo-cross or commuting or touring as well? A lot of cyclo-cross frames have eyelets for a rack and mudguards, so that is something to consider. I saw an Planet X Uncle John bike yesterday. That looks pretty good. A Kona Jake the Snake's another option. The Specialized Tricross gets good magazine reviews.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    gutbucket

    gutbucket New Member

    the voucher can i think be used anywhere. had a chat with local bike store today - moore bros - who speak v well of genesis croix de fre? I understand this is a steel frame which may or may not be wise?
     
  5. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    Having ridden a Tricross & a Croix De Fer the latter takes the Specialized to the cleaners. If you're looking at that sort of bike a Tricross is no way bad, it's just the Genesis offering just feels so much nicer. In the end though the hydraulic discs of the Boardman Hybrid Pro Ltd took my money.. now when are hydraulic STIs coming out? :blush:
     
  6. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

    Location:
    ...on the slake
    Wise!

    The Croix de Fer is the one I'd go for.

    I'd have thought a friendly mod :blush: would've popped this in the right section by now where you might get more response.

    Welcome to the forum BTW!
     
  7. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Any one of those three, take them out for a test ride and buy the one you like best, you can't go wrong with those... :biggrin:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    gutbucket

    gutbucket New Member

    Well all...it's a test ride on a Tricross vs the Croix on Friday (as long as my wife doesn't lose the voucher!)
     
  9. Norm

    Norm Guest

    Which shop are you using, gutbucket? I was over towards Staines (well, Egham) on my Tricross earlier today.
     
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