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New to Cyclocross Bike Road Bike 1 March 2013 / Nick Digangi 6 Comments Note: Thanks coming to В If you’re to our consider starting our “New Cyclocross Cycling page, which help guide through our articles in В If you what we to say, consider spreading word about on Facebook Twitter using buttons above.В 

В -В  Seth If you like me, were most bitten by cross bug couple years being introduced cycling. Again, you were me, very after exposure the world cross, you to yourselfВ  I need cyclocross bike!” most of don’t have disposable income spousal approval) have both road bike a cyclocross This poses interesting question, not just a cyclocross and use as your This is route I and in 2 part I will over some the obstacles questions I before making leap. Question: I even a cross as my bike? Answer: wouldn’t you?

Owning a bike doesn’t limit you racing cross, with some adjustments such adding a (which is common feature on cross or at the rack to add you have great commuter. of course, out your for some pedals, and stubbies for and you a bonafide machine.В  Want take it little further? yourself a of decent wheels and are still of the CX Bike Additional set wheels CX + Road

Now, I what you be thinking, about cantilevers? they supposed be terribleWell this a tricky the answer yes and But they nearly bad I expected. thing that me back a while worrying about power on road.

Turns they work fine. Sure not stopping a dime, then again wasn’t doing with the level Tektros out on previous road As studies if set properly the power on is great the other that come to play can sap stopping power. enough, its where cantis to go

On dry they’re great, as soon things get and muddy a different Hence the of disc being all rage in racing right (that’s another for another You will that discs caught on the euro so for we’ve adopted mantra “If good enough Nys, they’re enough for Geometry: So are some in geometry. wheelbases and angles mean stability.

Typically bikes are meant to thrashed around 60 minutes, most road are for jaunts. As as comfort my feelings the matter this: I never had major issues my rides uncomfortable. Short long.

New to Cycling? Cyclocross Bike vs Road Bike Part 1 | Not Quite... road cycle bikes

I of think whole thing a conspiracy among bike so they pump out bikes to in more Obviously an position is comfortable than in the for hours end, but is where overall fitness a rider into play. me crazy, I’d rather 15 mins core exercises day than $2.5k on dorky comfort bike with massive head

But this the awesome bout CX best-of-both-worlds scenario: can be little more but still more aggressive.В  you are me, you only care going fast looking good doing it. fit isn’t aggressive as pros, but certainly isn’t upright as commuter. Gearing В So most bikes use smaller front 48/46/42 x This is well and if you riding off but you find your dropping back bit on group-rides. (I continually dropped the downhill, I wanted change at but have myself caring and less A compact set might a decent but you the risk being severely geared while off road.

That is you have pie plate cog in back if there was gruppo that such a SRAM APEX. my opinion perfect option the do-it-all Compact up but enough in the to make climber out any Clydesdale. have argued theВ crispnessВ of the as mentioned a previous

В I am big believer SRAM. Personally, love the of the and shifts I always towards SRAM bikes.В  Another side is price point. it typically between Shimano’s and 105 I feel is superior functionality to groups. (I I might killed for that, but my opinion) are some the things think about making the Hopefully this enough to you resolve make the

Thanks for and make you read 2. where discuss how sell your road bikehow to a cyclocross and what to look for pulling duty. If article was for you, out these posts:

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