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If you look at former cyclocrossers who have moved into the pro peloton (Lars Boom, Zdenek Stybar come to mind), many of them end up specializing in the Spring Classics (Paris-Roubaix, etc). In the multi-day tours, they are all-rounders, capable of winning stages, though not usually near the top of the GC.


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In general, cyclocross bikes are stiff because they are being used to race. A stiffer frame will transmit more energy from the pedal to the rear wheel. Cyclocross races are usually 45-60 minutes (less for lower levels, more for pros), so fatigue from bumps is not an issue. As noted by Frisbee, cyclocross race courses are not as bumpy as wooded trails. ...


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Race courses in city parks are not that bumpy. Most racers run closer to 40 psi (on a 34 mm) but it varies. Clincher tires to run low pressure with pinch flats is common. The bike is stiff for speed. The Revolt 3 is not a true CX bike. It probably came with a 35 mm. That bike will take a 50 mm. You can safely run 50 mm at 40 psi (check the range on the ...


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The real difference to look for is the axle width and connection method. A "standard" road bike has a 130mm/10mm rear axle and 100mm/9mm front axle that both use a standard quick release. If a set of wheels matches those dimensions and has disk brake compatible hubs, then any difference between road/cyclocross disk will only be in the various details of ...


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Road wheels will be more likely to be more aero with aero bladed spokes, and possibly 4 less of them. Deeper section rims are more common on road wheels than cx wheels too out on the start lines.


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I am currently running a Trek Superfly 5, with some cheapy 700cX43mm hybrid tires at about 80 psi. It has a lock out front fork with 100mm of travel and disk brakes for handling. It is running a 3 by 10 gear set that is a little slow for road biking but will climb over anything (especially with some low pressure knobbies). The bars are a little wide for ...


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The answer depends in large part on what type of riding you will be doing. On the road, are you planning to join local group rides? If so, what pace do they ride? When you say "rough trails", do you mean rocky/rooty singletrack? Or, poorly maintained gravel roads? How much elevation is there in your area? Personally, I would pick a cyclocross bike that ...


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Go for the 1200 CX bike. Reasons for this I would give: You can swap the wheels/tyres on a CX bike and its effectively a road bike. With CX tyres on you can ride the majority of the off-road terrain you'll come across A $400 MTB is unlikely to be very good, unless you find a second hand bargain MTB's are terrible on road I've got a CX bike which I ride ...


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I want a bike that will allow to me ride on the road and on the rough trails I guess we can't be sure what you mean by "rough trails", but if you're talking about what I call "rough trails", a CX bike just isn't going to do it. i don't want the relaxed geometry. I want to go fast. Relaxed geometry and high speed often go together off-road (think ...


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First I would not characterize a $1200 CX as low end. Yes since they are typically sold for race the starting point is around $1200. But overall I would not call that a low end bike. It is going to have solid frame and mid range components. I would take $1200 CX with knobby tires on the trail over $400 mountain. Not going to have a front shock on the ...


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Cyclocoss will tend to be wider to accommodate the wider tires used in cyclocross. And tend to be sturdier. Are you buying the wheels for a road or cyclocross?


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An important factor is geometry. The difference is tire clearance and brake type, yes ... but the difference between a road bike frame and a Cyclocross frame is measured in many more millimeters than the ones printed on the tire sidewall. For instance, the 58cm Crux is somewhere generally between a 56cm Roubaix and a 58cm Tarmac, seat tube length ...


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I bought a Shimano Ultegra 6800 wheelset (11 speed) to put on a 10 speed 105 5700 bike. The wheel came with a 1.85mm spacer. However you need to slightly adjust the derailleur and the rim brakes.



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