commute, CX, caferacer and touring DISC bike in one?

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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ww4
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by ww4

I'm looking for commuter, CX, caferacer and touring DISC bike in one. I was looking at Cannondale Bad Boy lefty fork but the stock is low everywhere for size small, then I look at the Bianchi Camaleonte and others etc... Anyone have other recommendation?

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CBoardman CX team? :beerchug:

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by bluerider

Specialized Crux Apex Disc
2012 Blue Norcross EX, Size: ML

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by availpunk9

I'm thinking of picking up a Civia Bryant, but this is strictly for commuting purposes. Switching out my cross check for something w/discs.

ww4
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not sure if I can trust your opinion bluerider as you only have 2 post :) though forgot to mention that I need a rear rack mount too 8)

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by Cyco

Whats the budget like?

If its available go talk to Baum...
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ww4
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by ww4

nice... Everti and would like a Baum as I live nearby the factory but my budget is around $1000AUD with reserve of $200AUD+/- for upgrades on light carbon bits etc ;)

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by bluerider

ww4 wrote:not sure if I can trust your opinion bluerider as you only have 2 post :) though forgot to mention that I need a rear rack mount too 8)


No offense taken. Maybe you should check out the Specialized Tricross Disc for your rear rack needs. I just rode one a couple of days ago. It was really nice.
2012 Blue Norcross EX, Size: ML

ww4
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by ww4

do I know you, your tone of writing seems familiar uhmmm.... I think I know who you are?

anyway, no offence to Specialized & like'rs but you'll never see me on that brand until they bring and match the prices with others, in some cases you'll pay double for the name with lower grade parts on the bike. Please dont tell me because thier frame is better than others co's I'm no Cadel Evans that can ride mountainbike and roadie ;)

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by availpunk9

If you're looking for discs and rear rack, get a frame w/the disc on the chain stay. W/this one can run almost any rear rack.

The early Specialized bikes had the disc mount on the seat stay. I think the current production model has it on the chain stay. That and a full aluminum fork, initially, turned me off the bike.

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by bluerider

Trust me, you don't know me.

You can buy whatever you like. Jamis has a cross bike with discs now. Boardman has a really interesting cross bike with disc although finding a dealer might be hard.
2012 Blue Norcross EX, Size: ML

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I have been thinking about something like that lately and I think the Genesis Croix de Fer would be nice
http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/cro ... oix-de-fer

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Planet-X (or On-One, same brand) - Pompetamine, through an 11-spd Alfine internal on there and you're golden.
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