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  1. Have you seen the Motobecane Fantom Cross Trail from BikesDirect yet? This looks VERY interesting, and given your remarks about the outgoing, higher end Phantom, this definitely looks like a contender for an updated list given its at the $600 price point at this moment

    1. No, you’d need a carbon frame for that, which would push them well above the $1k price point. These are mostly in the mid-20 range.

  2. I think the new winner of this challenge would be the Nashbar 105 Cylocross Bike. It is higher spec bike than the Nashbar Steel Cyclocross bike with an aluminum frame and carbon fork. It’s currently $999.99 on, but you can get it even cheaper during one of their 20% sales.

  3. I can’t seem to find the redline conquest from any store at that price. I live in northern Virginia.


    1. The MSRP is $1089, but it’s up to individual stores to set their prices. I’ve seen them as high as $1400. Most LBS owners should be flexible in their pricing. With 2015s coming out now, it’s a good time to ask for a deal.

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