Which Cyclocross?

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  1. Dancook

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    I've got a 29 mile roundtrip commute, and I'm going to keep off the road as much as possible - because the roads are busy, condition is often bad, they are hilly and stressful!

    So I'm thinking Cyclocross

    so far I've considered...
    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBOOPICKCX1/on-one-pickenflick-sram-cx1-cyclocross-bike

    and
    http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/trek-boone-5-disc-2015.html
    http://www.pedalon.co.uk/acatalog/trek-boone-7-2015.html

    The boone 5 mentions it has eyelets for mudguards, but I don't believe the pickenflick does and the boone 7 doesn't mention it.

    The deal with the trek boone's appeal, 0% finance + accessories thrown in - however i'm not wholly taken by the paint job.

    I really like the pickenflick but have been put off it by lack of eyelets.

    any suggestions, other CX to consider?
     
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    when you say off the road, are they gravel tracks, mud?
    I'm not a CX expert by the way :p
    if it was mainly tarmac but just B roads you could go road bike with larger wet weather tyres
    you will want mudguards either way. it wont be a problem getting a clip on guard for the rear of the planet x, not sure about the front though
     
  3. Dancook

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    i ordered the PX titanium CX bike, I understand I can get P clips or something for fenders
     
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    Hey Dan! How's the bike, after all this time? Did you manage to find a set of mudguards that would fit - maybe the SKS Race Blade? :)
     
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    i didn't bother and i didn't ride through winter either :) I will get back on my bike when it gets dry ;):)
     
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    Haha, a cyclist after my own heart! Although the last couple of days have been disarmingly dry (during the day anyway), so I'm starting to run out of excuses...
     
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    I am yet to see the sun ;)

    I joined the gym again so I have something to keep me from getting fat.
     

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