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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 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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