Exactly, Dawes puts up some exaggerated MSRP numbers. My girlfriend has a Dawes off Bikes Direct (not the same model as above though), and for the money it is not bad at all. It has all decent (and not the lightest) components on it. If you are just getting into CX, then it will probably be a decent enough bike, but don't expect blazing performanceNater said:Where?
Bikes Direct has it for $449 shipped.
cmdrpiffle said:msrp on that Dawes is $1600.00
For $250.00 more you can go up quite a few notches. Example. Giant TCX0. You can pick up a 2009 model for $1850.00 at most shops. Shimano Ultrega shifters/derailleurs, Mavic Aksium, FSA crankset etc.
Not pushing any brand, but for a little more $$ you can do much better on the components.
Over at Bikeforums Mike form BD always said they only use 1 AL frame on all their models. The equipmen:, group, wheels and fork just get better.Smamin said:yes i was looking at this $450 one,
I had a nice steel bike stolen, and don't feel like having anything expensive right now...
just curious to see how these Chinese aluminum frame work out.
I'll send pictures if i buy it.