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first ride: Gunnar Crosshairs £2,450 (frame and fork £995)

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15th February 2011

Despite our tester’s best efforts, the Gunnar Crosshairs came out alive and showing how some solid, reliable technology can build a bike you’ll want to keep.

group test: Cross Purposes

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12th November 2010

Cross bikes have become the natural choice for many as a winter commuter or training bike; their appeal is in their versatility. Derri Dunn tests three cross bikes from Kona, Specialized & Genesis.

group test: Kona Jake £770

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12th November 2010

“You’re probably thinking, what on earth are we doing pitching the humble Kona Jake up against a couple of bikes that sell for hundreds of pounds more?”

group test: Specialized Crux Elite £999.99

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12th November 2010

“Evidently, this is very much the racer of the bunch. If you wanted to use it as a commuting and training bike, with a set of slick tyres it’ll certainly hold its own amongst the roadies, but there are few concessions to long-distance comfort.”

group test: Genesis Croix de Fer £1,099

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12th November 2010

There’s a classy pun hidden in the bike’s name — ‘Croix de Fer’ translates as ‘iron cross’ — and this Reynolds steel beauty is certainly a classy looking bike.

group test: Cross Purposes verdict

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12th November 2010

“The design brief seems mostly to be about producing one bike which can do it all, for those of us who can only afford to own a single steed, but don’t want to be stuck with just one type of cycling.”