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Old 03-03-18, 11:51 AM
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Fuji Tread 1.1 Disc Road Bike - 2016 - Bike Nashbar

Not bad for $699...shimano hydro, Al frame/carbon fork, front thru axles. From what I can tell, the Fuji Tread that year was the same frameset as the Fuji cross (which I have seen many of at local gravel events).
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If Canyon made a gravel bike there's a strong chance I'd buy one. Their bikes are well thought out and engineered, great looking (except for the cx one), priced well and consistently get great reviews for their riding characteristics.
I can't decide whether I like the bike or not. I'm seriously considering it - looking around for a CX bike this summer.

If I'm being honest...if their AL version came in a non-hideous color I'd probably have decided on it already.
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I think their Inflite CF would be a good gravel/Cyclocross bike. Fast and light, easy to portage, lots of room in the frame for a framebag. The AL model is a nice bike, but the CF model is a lot better from the German articles I read (they were luke warm on the AL bike, but loved everything about the CF bike).

the CF Inflite seems to have the handling and ride of a gravel bike, with the agility of a CF bike. Its not a bikepacking mule, but for hour long to day long races its hard to beat.
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Originally Posted by chas58 View Post
I think their Inflite CF would be a good gravel/Cyclocross bike. Fast and light, easy to portage, lots of room in the frame for a framebag. The AL model is a nice bike, but the CF model is a lot better from the German articles I read (they were luke warm on the AL bike, but loved everything about the CF bike).

the CF Inflite seems to have the handling and ride of a gravel bike, with the agility of a CF bike. Its not a bikepacking mule, but for hour long to day long races its hard to beat.
Yup, this would be for CX racing, fast group road rides, an occasional ~40-80 mile gravel ride, and nice weather commuting. I've got my older canti steel CX bike with a bajillion braze-ons still if I ever want to take up bikepacking.

The only question really is whether I want to go all the way up to ~$3000. I once would have thought it ludicrous to spend that much on a bike...but my budget keeps creeping up somehow lol
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Originally Posted by wheelsmcgee View Post
Fuji cross 1.3 (2016?) on sale at nashbar today for $739...not bad for SRAM Rival 1x11, trp spyre brakes, al/carbon frameset and thru axles.
Downside: I have seen this bike in person, and the paint job appears very “fleshy”.

Fuji Cross 1.3 Cyclocross Bike - Nashbar
I see they have the Cross 1.1 on sale for $1099 (Fuji Cross 1.1 Cyclocross Bike - 2016 - Bike Nashbar), but was wondering how Fuji frames are compared to other brands such as Cannondale and Specialized. The bike specs look great on the Fuji for that price, but I have no experience with their bikes.
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
Yup, this would be for CX racing, fast group road rides, an occasional ~40-80 mile gravel ride, and nice weather commuting. I've got my older canti steel CX bike with a bajillion braze-ons still if I ever want to take up bikepacking.

The only question really is whether I want to go all the way up to ~$3000. I once would have thought it ludicrous to spend that much on a bike...but my budget keeps creeping up somehow lol
Previous gen Trek Boone Disc frameset is on sale for $1500. The paint isn't my cup of tea but it's one of the best cx frames imo, particularly for all around use.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...de=orange_grey
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Ugh, now you tell me! Still, the 2017 Raleigh Roker is one of the best gravel bikes out there and I've seen it (Comp) $1600-$1700 on ebay and other places. That is for a full bike. The "sport" is about $400 cheaper.
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Originally Posted by chas58 View Post
Ugh, now you tell me! Still, the 2017 Raleigh Roker is one of the best gravel bikes out there and I've seen it (Comp) $1600-$1700 on ebay and other places. That is for a full bike. The "sport" is about $400 cheaper.
How do you think I feel?
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Reynolds Carbon ATR 700 (and 650) disc wheelsets at a great price at the pro's closet.
I picked up a set and though the ebay listing says they are cosmetic blems, I see no blems at all on my set.
Just installed my 35c g-one allround tires on them without issue.
https://www.theproscloset.com/produc...00c-wheelset-1
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Reynolds Carbon ATR 700 (and 650) disc wheelsets at a great price at the pro's closet.
I picked up a set and though the ebay listing says they are cosmetic blems, I see no blems at all on my set.
Just installed my 35c g-one allround tires on them without issue.
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Do you know if the axles can be converted?
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Do you know if the axles can be converted?
I have 15mm front and 12mm rear axles on my stigmata
After installing, I have a pair of 12mm adapters left over (assuming they were in the kit for the front wheel)

The front and rear wheels come with centerline to 6 bolt rotors adapters.

Took the wheels out yesterday on a 40 mile gravel trail run, and they seem fairly awesome.

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Originally Posted by motorthings View Post
The rear wheel comes with converters for 12 and 15 mm axles , and centerline to 6 bolt rotors adapters.
The front wheel only comes with centerline to 6 bolt rotors adapters.

Took the wheels out yesterday on a 40 mile gravel trail run, and they seem fairly awesome.
Sweet, so the front wheel is 12mm TA only then?
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Sweet, so the front wheel is 12mm TA only then?
edited my last post to correct the info...
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btw - you can go to the pros closet site and sign up for their newsletter to save $20 on the order.
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I have absolutely no experience with them, but Competitive has a set of Mercury G1 wheels (carbon, tubeless, 24mm int/30mm ex wide, 1540 grams) on sale for $880 - https://www.competitivecyclist.com/m...NhbGU6MToyMjo=

Also on sale, in addition to a number of others, are Reynolds Assault SLGs (which I do have experience with) for $1185 - https://www.competitivecyclist.com/r...NhbGU6MTo4Og==
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so is this a deal, or a head ache?
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a bad frame cheap parts, if a guy upgrades this after buying it in the long run he has spent more than just buying a good bike upfront. so now he spent more, and still has a crap bike, so deleted.
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interesting bike.
Curious about the crankset- never heard of RPL. Google says it's a Prowheel model. I'd be interested to find out how they get the 32t ring. Do they edge the inside like Praxis?

not sure why this bike would be a headache.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
interesting bike.
Curious about the crankset- never heard of RPL. Google says it's a Prowheel model. I'd be interested to find out how they get the 32t ring. Do they edge the inside like Praxis?

not sure why this bike would be a headache.
because It's almost a walmart bike..... LOL

you can't have manufacturing tolerances (aka quality) and also be cheap. 1 of them has to hit the road. and the price tag has cheap written all over it.
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Price wise it compares to a hybrid, I have a 10 year old hybrid with cheaper shimano components that has given me zero problems. I think at the $599 price point it would be a good option for a newbie or roadie that wanted to do an occasional gravel ride with friends. Plus if you really ended up liking the bike, upgrading components and seat and wheelset later on still would keep the bike at a nice price point.
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
because It's almost a walmart bike..... LOL

you can't have manufacturing tolerances (aka quality) and also be cheap. 1 of them has to hit the road. and the price tag has cheap written all over it.
https://www.raleighusa.com/merit-1
this costs $510. A friend's wife has the women's version which costs the same. It has an alloy fork instead of carbon like the bike you linked. Ay the same time though, it's less expensive.
she has ridden it for a couple years now. Not a die hard roadie, but based on rides its easily over 2k of miles

the wheelsets are inexpensive for both this bike and the one you linked.


it isnt at all almost a Wal-Mart bike. It isnt even close to almost a Wal-Mart bike.
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