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    Motobecane Fantom Cross Pro Cyclocross w/Rival

    Just saw this on BD... only $999... Is this a good deal? For what I know just the Rival group set costs more than this... And it came with a carbon fork! And a not too shabby Mavic Aksium Race wheel set





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    Its an amazing deal I bought one a couple of months ago and have raced a couple of cross races on it, good ride good parts spread, figure you will save between $500-$750 from an LBS by getting one of these. Its no light weight though I think they clain 18-19 pounds I haven't weighed it but it sure doesn't feel that light

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    Great to hear.. I wish I have the extra money to burn on one of these, figured my road bike can't really go to many park trails but this prob can...
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    It's not full rival. Most bikes in these price ranges aren't. You need to look carefully at the compoment listing.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it isn't a good buy. I just hate how bikes are advertised.

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    It looks like a great deal to me...although I am a newbie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ash View Post
    It's not full rival. Most bikes in these price ranges aren't. You need to look carefully at the compoment listing.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it isn't a good buy. I just hate how bikes are advertised.
    What does it need to be considered "full rival"? Not being snarky, I'm new to cycling and trying to figure it all out. According to BD the bike has Rival front and rear derailleurs and shifters, what else should it have?

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    Brakes, crank and bottom bracket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linded View Post
    Brakes, crank and bottom bracket.
    Quite.

    And you'll also notice cranks are the most expensive of those for a full rival setup. Cranks are almost always the first place they skimp. All manufacturers do this though, not a knock at anyone in particular.

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    Bonktown has been selling a Fuji Cross Bike with the same exact Rival setup except the wheels for $1049. It has been discussed in the past that the Bikesdirect cross bikes were Fuji's.

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