CX Bike around £1000

by jaredholdcroft   May 27, 2014  

Hey,

Looking for a cyclocross bike around £1000. I will probably use it occasionally as a winter bike but it really needs to be race ready too so ideally will have a cx specific chainset.

Options so far are CAADX 105 (bad brakes?), Rose DX pro and current favourite Whyte Saxon Cross 2013. Anything else I should be looking at?

Cheers,
J

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posted by cw42 [28 posts]
28th May 2014 - 0:51

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It's a bit more than £1000, but I used a 10% off offer from a LBS to buy the CAADX Ultegra for £1350. I can highly recommend that for off road and if you swap over to road tyres it still holds it's own.

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posted by southseabythesea [83 posts]
28th May 2014 - 13:26

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So are the Planet X carbon frames on their £1k bikes any good? I've seen a couple of the lower end road bikes and the carbon looks a bit nasty.

Wondering if it they are any better than a really good ali frame?

posted by jaredholdcroft [14 posts]
28th May 2014 - 17:06

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Yeah, that would nice but I have a hard limit of £1100. The 105 version looks really good but the brakes don't. I could replace them at some point though I guess.

posted by jaredholdcroft [14 posts]
28th May 2014 - 17:08

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If you need mudguards the Planet X is out

posted by bendertherobot [382 posts]
29th May 2014 - 8:41

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If you do a quick comparison between the CAAD X 105 and Ultegra the main difference is, obviously, the groupset. The important factor is it's the same frame and forks (even the rims are the same) you can upgrade around that as and when. 105 is still a good groupset.

Cheers

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posted by southseabythesea [83 posts]
29th May 2014 - 19:44

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Thanks for all the advice.

In the end I ignored everybody and bought a Genesis Vapour Disc (2014).

It's possible there is a little bit of style over spec but apart from looking great it just felt perfect when I sat on it.

Now just need to get it muddy.

posted by jaredholdcroft [14 posts]
30th May 2014 - 14:41

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Brand new 2015 Felt F85X...seriously, unbeatable value.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
3rd June 2014 - 21:38

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