What CX Bike under $2000?

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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby munga » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:26 am

i picked up a 2013 TCX1 for about half retail.

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cx9 mini v's, aftermarket tape and arione cx, a530 pedals. goes well, sub 10kg with smart sam's. very happy with it.
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby ProCelebrityGolf » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:27 am

I gave up waiting for Focus to get their s*%t together and ended up buying a 2014 Giant TXC Advanced 0.

I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting but whatever it was has certainly been exceeded. Excellent bike. Is it for everybody? No. Is it twice as good than a focus that was going to be half the price? Yes, easily.
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby Carrots » Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:06 am

ProCelebrityGolf wrote:I gave up waiting for Focus to get their s*%t together and ended up buying a 2014 Giant TXC Advanced 0.

I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting but whatever it was has certainly been exceeded. Excellent bike. Is it for everybody? No. Is it twice as good than a focus that was going to be half the price? Yes, easily.


Noice! Between the Adv 0 or 1 any punter is going to be a happy camper!
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby Dirty32 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:52 pm

Perhaps a little excessive, but I'v had my eye on one of these as a wet weather throw-around commuter type bike...
http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/cyclocross-bikes/focus/vic/melbourne/mares-ax-1-0/102543934

There is one in my size at a local dealer (but I dont think there can be many left, or can be ordered). The missus is not yet onboard, but if it doesnt sell in the next little while, I might throw a cheeky offer out there. I havent seen anything newer from Focus though?

Didnt realise that these had come down by quite so much, so this could also be an option.
http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/cyclocross-bikes/giant/qld/norman-park/tcx-slr-1-cyclocross/102534544

Definitely want something with Hyd-Disks though... Which brings up a point. Given I wont be doing any actual Cyclocross riding, If I can hold off through this winter and wait to see what Disk Brake Roadies come out (Defy around the same price etc.), then maybe that'd be a better option for what I am looking for, for next winter? The CX type bikes seem pretty heavy to me, in comparison.
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby Drizt » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:50 pm

Focus cayo 4.0 disc (sram rival) and cayo 3.0 disc (mech ultegra) will be released in august. Both should be great options with hydraulic disc
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby macca33 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:46 pm

Re-hashing an old thread, I know.....

I recently bought a 2013 Focus CX2.0 frameset and built it up - thread here:- viewtopic.php?f=73&t=79786

I built it up with Ultegra, Zipp, Avid and FSA components and run it on gravel / dirt with Conti CX Speed 35mm tyres and on the road with 23mm Maxxis Re-Fuse (until they wear out, which may be never!).

The bike rides very nicely and I cannot complain about anything with how it went together. I've done about 500Km (mixed) on it and am very happy.

I can recommend Focus Mares to anyone shopping for a CX frame and/or complete bike.

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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby thecaptn » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:38 pm

macca33 wrote:Re-hashing an old thread, I know.....

I recently bought a 2013 Focus CX2.0 frameset and built it up - thread here:- viewtopic.php?f=73&t=79786

I built it up with Ultegra, Zipp, Avid and FSA components and run it on gravel / dirt with Conti CX Speed 35mm tyres and on the road with 23mm Maxxis Re-Fuse (until they wear out, which may be never!).

The bike rides very nicely and I cannot complain about anything with how it went together. I've done about 500Km (mixed) on it and am very happy.

I can recommend Focus Mares to anyone shopping for a CX frame and/or complete bike.

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But was it under $2000?
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby mitchy_ » Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:48 pm

alloy Giant TCX or alloy Norco Threshold is my pick of the bunch under 2k. both great bikes.
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby macca33 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:32 pm

thecaptn wrote:
macca33 wrote:Re-hashing an old thread, I know.....

I recently bought a 2013 Focus CX2.0 frameset and built it up - thread here:- viewtopic.php?f=73&t=79786

I built it up with Ultegra, Zipp, Avid and FSA components and run it on gravel / dirt with Conti CX Speed 35mm tyres and on the road with 23mm Maxxis Re-Fuse (until they wear out, which may be never!).

The bike rides very nicely and I cannot complain about anything with how it went together. I've done about 500Km (mixed) on it and am very happy.

I can recommend Focus Mares to anyone shopping for a CX frame and/or complete bike.

cheers

But was it under $2000?



I could have bought it as a 105-built rig (how I first saw it in the shop) for $1700, but had it stripped and bought it frameset only.

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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:30 pm

Here's my pick for under $2000.

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... ibbfrax205

Cheap and cheerful frame. If it's as tough as their audax alloy frame it will give years of service. Build it up with spares from the shed and ride it into the ground.
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby caneye » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:49 am

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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby Dirty32 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:44 pm

There was one of those BH's being advertised on here by a fellow member, a little while back.
Had some nice little upgrades from memory too... Pretty well priced, I thought.
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby Ross » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:35 pm

For an extra $999 this would be a great deal - http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/cycloc ... /102595513
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby mitchy_ » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:06 pm

i'm not so sure the crux is worth $3k. can get a similar specced 2015 Threshold in carbon for $2400.
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby macca33 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:31 pm

mitchy_ wrote:i'm not so sure the crux is worth $3k. can get a similar specced 2015 Threshold in carbon for $2400.



But, it is Special(ized) and people are happy to pay for them......
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby Ross » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:49 pm

mitchy_ wrote:i'm not so sure the crux is worth $3k. can get a similar specced 2015 Threshold in carbon for $2400.


Yeah the Norcos do look good. I've been researching CX bikes recently and overlooked them. Until now the Crux looked to be the best value. Norco have a great variety/range of specs with different (Shimano) drivetrains. Most other CX bikes seem to come with any groupset you want as long as it's SRAM.
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Re: What CX Bike under $2000?

Postby mitchy_ » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:58 pm

Ross wrote:
mitchy_ wrote:i'm not so sure the crux is worth $3k. can get a similar specced 2015 Threshold in carbon for $2400.


Yeah the Norcos do look good. I've been researching CX bikes recently and overlooked them. Until now the Crux looked to be the best value. Norco have a great variety/range of specs with different (Shimano) drivetrains. Most other CX bikes seem to come with any groupset you want as long as it's SRAM.


they chop and change... 2014 Giant TCX range was all Sram, 2015 is all Shimano!

apparently the Norco's are selling out very quickly, there are delays until the second batch are built some time next year i'm told.
they've a fantastic bike, Norco have come leaps and bounds with all their bikes over the last ~12 months. plenty of their MTB's are flooding the market too.
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