Original offroad cycling
i picked up a 2013 TCX1 for about half retail.
cx9 mini v's, aftermarket tape and arione cx, a530 pedals. goes well, sub 10kg with smart sam's. very happy with it.
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!
Perhaps a little excessive, but I'v had my eye on one of these as a wet weather throw-around commuter type bike...
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.
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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