New Year, New Bike?

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, I’ve been wanting a new bike for the new year. I figured something new would get me more excited about riding bicycles. So I started looking around for a CycloCross Bike, or some may call it CX bike.

I’ve always loved 700c wheeled bicycles for commuting. To me they just ride smoother and faster than 26″ wheels. So that meant a CX bike would be a great addition to my stable. I’ve had my share of CX bikes in the past and I love them. This time around I want to focus in on a bike that is going to be budget minded. I really don’t want to, nor have the funds to get a fancy bike.

So a few choices came to mind. The first one is the Liberty CX available only through BikesDirect for about $399.99.

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The next choice was to go single speed with the State Warhawk which retails for about $579.
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Anyhow, if things go as planned with selling off my body parts and services, I may be able to get this new bike soon. We’ll keep you updated on the progress.

1 Comment

  1. Pete

    I had a hankering to add a cyclocross bike as a second commuter (my first being a Bianchi steel road bike) for snowy and otherwise messy commutes in winter, or just to ride offroad whenever. I also didn’t want to spend much money. I bought a State Warhawk right after Christmas. To me, the stock gearing is way too easy for flat terrain, so it helps to swap in a larger chainring and a smaller cog. That made all the difference for me. A few other minor adjustments…done. I love it, and ride it every day now.

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