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I've been looking at a replacement CX/Gravel Grinder to replace the Ridley X-Bow.
Previous contenders have been Norco Threshold A1 (CX geared ), Trek Crossrip LTD ( don't like the burnished aluminium) and the Specialized Diverge.
Came across this today in the local Avanti-plus shop:
Price is right at $1400 ( sorry we can't all afford the high tech carbon/electronic shift super dooper bike)
It's a cyclocross style frame with road gearing ( 50/34 11/30 )
It seems to have a good mix of gear for the $$ ( Tiagra/105).
Any comments/thoughts anyone.
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For commuting, it's hard to beat a compact crank and the Tiagra 12-30 cassette. Sadly 11 speed doesn't offer such nice ratios, you're stuck with either 11-28 or 11-32.
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Not as light, but far more sturdy considering that it is meant for racing. I changed out the stock tyres to 28's which as expected roll a little more efficiently.
I have found the ride to be more enjoyable and comfortable with the more upright postition albeit slightly slower, however that could just be me. To date I haven't found that I have run out of gears but living in Melbourne the climbs are short and sweet specially when going or coming into the city.
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