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    Frame recommendations for cross/road

    Ok here is the skinny. Im gonna sell my road bike to buy another cyclocross bike. Reason being is so I can have a spare bike ready to go in the pits for next season, but I cant afford to buy another bike and keep my road or mountain rig. SO. I want a full carbon cross bike that performs well on the road for the off season. What have been y'alls experience riding your cross bikes with road tires and which exceeded your expectations on the pavement? Open to any brand, even chinese. Yeah yeah i know it will explode, but im a gambler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba117 View Post
    Ok here is the skinny. Im gonna sell my road bike to buy another cyclocross bike. Reason being is so I can have a spare bike ready to go in the pits for next season, but I cant afford to buy another bike and keep my road or mountain rig. SO. I want a full carbon cross bike that performs well on the road for the off season. What have been y'alls experience riding your cross bikes with road tires and which exceeded your expectations on the pavement? Open to any brand, even chinese. Yeah yeah i know it will explode, but im a gambler.
    If you already have a c-cross, get something where you can swap wheels back and forth. Leave the cross tires on one bike/wheel set, then road tires on the 2nd cross bike. Race days mount a 2nd set of cross tires on the spare bike.

    Or if going full tilt, new bike with disc's, different group, etc... get a 2nd set of wheels, one for cross tires, one with road.

    R&A Cycles has 2 cyclo cross frames, one's a M/L Litespeed titanium, no fork, $954

    https://www.racycles.com/outlet/cycl...-c-xframe-3003

    Lots of stuff out there. I'm at 2500 miles on a Chinese. Workswell, Hongfu, Dengfu, Flyxii are all frames with decent reputations and good customer service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba117 View Post
    Ok here is the skinny. Im gonna sell my road bike to buy another cyclocross bike. Reason being is so I can have a spare bike ready to go in the pits for next season, but I cant afford to buy another bike and keep my road or mountain rig. SO. I want a full carbon cross bike that performs well on the road for the off season. What have been y'alls experience riding your cross bikes with road tires and which exceeded your expectations on the pavement? Open to any brand, even chinese. Yeah yeah i know it will explode, but im a gambler.
    You got that wrong. It will actually implode.
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    Or it could melt in the heat

    Whatever you do, track down your best frame geo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba117 View Post
    Ok here is the skinny. Im gonna sell my road bike to buy another cyclocross bike. Reason being is so I can have a spare bike ready to go in the pits for next season, but I cant afford to buy another bike and keep my road or mountain rig. SO. I want a full carbon cross bike that performs well on the road for the off season. What have been y'alls experience riding your cross bikes with road tires and which exceeded your expectations on the pavement? Open to any brand, even chinese. Yeah yeah i know it will explode, but im a gambler.
    The Canyon Endurace will take 32mm tires so if you need to stick to UCI tires regulations, you're not really giving up anything.



    The two biggest issues with the bike in the video were self inflicted. Throw some proper cross shoes and pedals on over the road ones Si used and you are in business.

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