Cyclocross - What is the primary use of your Cyclocross bike?
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12-06-08, 12:47 PM
What is the primary use of your Cyclocross bike?
Commuting and fun rides
Fun rides mostly on-pavement
Fun rides both on and off-road
12-06-08, 01:55 PM
Currently, I use mine for commuting and fun rides, I hope that will change next year and I get some races under my blet...
12-06-08, 01:58 PM
road training at night or on roads that are rough and/or have a reputation for road debris
12-06-08, 02:11 PM
Racing. Flat out.
one CX bike for commuting and another for off-road fun rides.
12-06-08, 05:34 PM
Commuting, fun rides that involve both on/off road, bad weather crits.
12-06-08, 06:09 PM
I use mine for commuting, fun rides (50 & 70 mile rides to the beach, around town, up a mountain, etc.), light-medium touring (soon) and hopefully race someday.
I forgot about this video I have (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKxIBpgUHao).
Um, which one? I've got three...:) (race, pit/train, SS/fun)
12-06-08, 06:56 PM
used to be just racing..... now winter training and commutting
Commuting, fun rides and cx racing wasn't an option. Given that I use it for commuting about 100 miles a week, it's hard for anything else to be considered its primary use, even if I entered every cross race within 100 miles.
12-07-08, 03:13 AM
bunny hopping speed bumps for right now. I forgot how fun it is to hop over things. There are no cx racing over here in Okinawa.
12-07-08, 08:32 AM
single speed fun on the trail, asphalt training, and commuting
12-07-08, 12:18 PM
It's my only source of transoportation, which is kinda like communting, and it's also used for all kinds of fun.
12-07-08, 01:27 PM
i didn't bother to vote b/c i use mine for most of those, i commute on it occasionally and i race on it and i use it for fun rides both on and off road.
12-07-08, 11:29 PM
It's the only bike I have, and as such gets used for just about everything but racing. I don't like racing, takes all the fun out of it for me. Becomes work.
12-09-08, 09:47 AM
Looking good in my living room...
Fun rides & excercise, on and off pavement.
Maybe next year I'll be in good enough shape to start racing.
I will commute occassionally once I get a helmet. I'm willing
to ride without a helmet in daylight, but I'm uneasy commuting
45 minutes home in the dark with no helmet.
12-09-08, 12:19 PM
One was for commuting*. The other just sits in the garage and looks pretty. :(
My schedule/fitness wasn't working with CX season this year unfortunately. :(
* - i don't bike commute anymore since there's no room in the office for my bike. I still ride the train though.
I guess the good thing now is that i'll have a spare or pit bike for racing whenever i get around to it.
I had been using my Jamis Nova for commuting for the last 3 years. Now that I'm semi-retired, I have a new Giant TCX that is strictly for off road fun. :beer:
12-09-08, 03:47 PM
Mine is pretty much a racing bike strictly. I will commute on it once in a while but that is part of training for racing. But then Ihave plenty more bikes to fill the fun, touring, commute gap :D
I threw a 23c wheelset with more aggressive gearing and panniers as soon as I got my cross bike. I keep telling myself I'm going to try some offroading soon so I've kept the other wheelset ready to go, but I just haven't yet. Partly I just don't want to have to clean off a muddy bike :P Maybe on a cold day I'll try out some singletrack.
12-09-08, 04:10 PM
When I can't figure out what surface to ride on I take the cross and do the road, trail and dirt roads. Used for any real crappy weather ride in the snow/rain/mud. Haven't raced cross in many years but would like to give it one more try if my lower back would just agree with me.
12-10-08, 01:40 AM
One for racing and training and offroad fun, one for commuting and loaning to friends to race on.
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