peletor wrote:Hey guys, thought I'd give you an update. I've been to about 10 bicycle shops over the past few days and I can highly recomend Beasley cycles in Footscray, commuter cycles in Brunswick and velocycles in Carlton North. There were a lot of other unhelpful shops which I won't mention! I was actually surprised generally how most stores tend to only stock one or two brands, it makes it really difficult to sit down and ask "so, the CAADX v the Surly which do you think I should go for?".
At the moment I'm sort of milling it over. I feel disc brakes would be cool to have but none of the cyclocross have them. The surly is very comfortable but the bar end shifters feel awkward, and I'm still trying to hunt down a caadx to test ride. So It's all still up in arms.
Special mention to the https://www.facebook.com/pedalcyclery pedal cyclery, New setup on Nicholson street near bell street that kits up old frames with new and old parts. Very friendly and knowledgable, definitely worth a visit.
I have a Boardman cx pro i bought off wiggle it fulfils all of your criteria, also the merda cx4 disc also does and it has all the braze ons for racks and guards, i know someone with the 2013 model.
Mine cx has the AVID BB7 cable discs front and rear in the 160mm size, means i can work on it in the bush if i really have to, way more stopping power than i really need unless in an emergency ( arguably the best of the cable discs) - and boy will that start an argument
If you dont want disc's look at the kona jake the snake another beautiful light weight cx bike.
I love my cx, it is so versatile i just jump on it and go.
I bought a pair of no name chinese carbon disc wheels as an upgrade and woohoo, does that thing accelerate now