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sean put this bug in my ear yesterday... what about a cx instead of a dedicated road bike as a second bike to supplement riding and training?
I have been having this same discussion/debate as i look into purchasing a new roadie. At one point i thought i would buy a cx bike and have two sets of wheels (road/cx).sean put this bug in my ear yesterday... what about a cx instead of a dedicated road bike as a second bike to supplement riding and training?
ya i think you just need to figure out how much use youll get out of each and then choose from there. Good luck!no worries, this is helpful. AON echoed the internal debate that i am having - versatility vs. quick and snappy. i have plenty of opps to ride the roads to the rail trails, etc., and it *kind of* makes sense.
Definitely second this. I've only gotten in a few rides on my CX, but if someone was to force me to get rid of all my bikes save one, it would likely be the CX that I'd keep.my whole thing with cross bikes is the versatility. put slicks on them and they're barely discernable feelwise from a road bike. you can put bigger, touring tires on them if you want a bit more cush, you can put wider cross tires on them and actually go out xc mountain biking with them. especially at parks like kittatiny. they have room for studded tires for winter riding, and plenty of clearance at the brakes so snow or mud won't build up as much.
I believe the seat/chain stays are a bit longer and the bottom bracket is higher. The wheel base is wider/longer too. The geometry is different.this was a concern of mine as well. I had asked some questions way back to the guys I was dealing with and they said that the geo. and frame build was usually pretty close to a roadie. I dont know if this is true, never road a cx and havent been on a road bike in like 15 years. Will a cross bike allow me to be more aggressive on the road, in terms of terrain, and are their any actual differences in overall geometry and build?