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What the Hee Haw - I've been to several shops and EVERYONE has the best CX bike. Do I really need to spend $2000 CAN to $3000 CAN to learn to ride cross?


The best bang for buck seems to be the Kona - Jake the Snake, but a fella at a local shop told me they were absolute crap because of their welding and lack of FULL 105 kit. Man I remember when I got my fist mountain bike - a Rocky Mountain Team Comp for $800 bucks, what has happened to cycling? 


Any suggestions on a reasonably priced and bomb proof steed?


All the best!






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Congrats...I doubt you will ever have a single regret on the JTS. That shop guy was full of it. As has been said, unless you are a phenom, it is best to keep it real at first.

I personally ride a Major Jake that had Dura Ace and Ultegra all over it. After one race in the sand I moved the sweet parts to my 2nd road bike and put on 9 speed Tiagra/105. I have never regretted doing so and can now hammer my cx bike with no worries. Mud, sand and Dura Ace are a crazy mixture unless you are getting a DEEP discount on parts.


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