At just $2000, this bike a solid value for new CX racers or cross town commuters (click to enlarge).
The Lowdown: Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Ti
Most associate Motobecane with antiquated French steel or budget road bikes available via BikesDirect.com. But there is more to the story. The Fantom Cross line has been popular among beginner cyclocross races for quite a few years, and for good reason. The titanium model equipped with full Ultegra 6800 11-speed weighs just 19.5 pounds out of the box (49cm sans pedals and reflectors) and is an excellent choice for someone looking for a capable cyclocross race bike without breaking the bank. It would also make a great commuter bike or touring setup.