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Drtgirl2011-09-07 04:22:59 +0000 #1
I'm going to buy a new CX bike this summer. I've had Redlines for the past 3 seasons but want something lighter ~17lbs or less would be great. Just wondering what everyone else is riding...
zoom-zoom2011-09-07 04:31:57 +0000 #2
I don't yet have a CX bike, but that is the next type of bike on my list--because we have a lot of crappy and unpaved roads, but also to maybe try some racing.

I've been looking at Cannondale's offerings. I've been very happy with my Cdale road bike and I could get a pretty decent bike for the price. Redline is on my list, too. Our favorite shop also carries Salsa and Surly, but they are more $$ and I believe are heavier bikes, too.
thelawgoddess2011-09-07 04:58:32 +0000 #3
I ride a Baron Nightingale CX: www.baronbicycles.com/bikes/nightingale-cx . (Mine is black.) The owner is a local Seattle guy that I know from my rock-climbing days. He's an active cyclist and hosts some informal cyclocross rides on the weekend. His bikes are semi-custom, which means he designs stock sizes of steel frames (which are built locally) and he installs whatever components you want. Been happy with mine so far and I've put 1,700 miles on it in since March 30th training for the STP. (Hoping to CX race it this fall!)
bboston882011-09-07 05:32:29 +0000 #4
Upgraded last year to a Blue CXC (XS) with SRAM force. Got it used but in great shape. It's sooooo light, I love it!
bluebug322011-09-07 06:10:33 +0000 #5
I've had a lot of trouble with cross geometry (too long of a top tube). My husband recently surprised me with a woman specific cross frame from Cannondale's pro women's team. As far as I know, it's not available through retail outlets, but it has a geometry that's very similar to my Synapse Femenine. I recently finished the build and love it! I'll have to post pics on my Cannondale Mona Vie.

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