C2W Schemes – Good CX Options
I can’t deny it, I’m lured to CX bikes as an occasional commuter/long range trail scoping device/something for a change. C2W seems a good option to get something under the radar of the missus (“its for work etc etc”).
But, I know a grand total of zero about CX bikes. The frames, the groupsets, the parts etc – nothing. So for a grand, what is the best kinda thing money can buy? It’d be nice not to spend the full amount and get something for £700 or whatever which might be nearly as good as something at a grand…
Looking at PlanetX (seems a good place to start for all things deviant), theres this which seems really good VFM vs other stuff I’ve seen:
But, I like steel.
So obviously I’ve looked at the Genesis CdF but thats a little over budget. May get a cheap 2014 one under a grand if I shop around… Theres this too:
Alfine hub kind of appeals…
I really like the look of Genesis bikes…
I’d be very interested in the Orange RX9 but at 1099 its over budget.
Any ideas/views? Seen Cotic seem to have stopped their CX bike (is the Escapade the new CX/do-it-all frame?) otherwise that’d have been on the list.Posted 3 years agoIanWMember
I opted for the CDF(actually the croix de fer with the 20g lighter but same in every other way frame for the pedants) after a test ride. It’s a bit over budget and mines going to cost a bit more to go to 105 and a few other changes but worth the extra in my opinion for a bike I like the look of. A friend who already has one ( shod with 35 mm marathons) seems quite happy to drop club groups on carbon, suggesting a bit of frame weight may not be the end of the world.Posted 3 years agojools182Member
I also know nowt about cx bikes
But this looks lovelyPosted 3 years agoHuwzyMember
I went for a Boardman CX bike from Halfords, they had 10%off during the start of the TDF last year(they have it most bankholiday’s too) plus I managed to use my Halfords 10% discount from British Cycling as well. This years models are cheaper than last years. I’m very happy with the bike.Posted 3 years agoDaveyBoyWonderMember
Pinnacle looks ok.
Genesis Day One Disc would be higher on the list if it were cheaper -£700 for a singlespeed cross bike seems pretty expensive. I’ve got a SS as well and don’t really want another.
The Boardman I know is pretty good. Might take a closer look at one if I can.
Anything else I’m missing? Want something that looks a bit understated ideally for commuting stuff…Posted 3 years ago
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