Cyclocross - Trading up frames: Road to CX
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03-15-10, 11:14 AM
I'm thinking about swapping out my Giant tcr frame for a TCX or a kona. I love my tcr but I do like getting muddy and going out on trails. I'd also like to get into some cx racing next season. I feel like I'm a bit limited on my tcr as far as variety of terrain goes.
03-15-10, 11:44 AM
DG Going Uphill
03-15-10, 02:05 PM
I sold the Madone and replaced it with a Marin Cortina. Technically, this was a step down, but for enjoyment, a huge step up. I have 32 mm slicks on there and can cover anything I feel like on my rides. Yesterday, I did 52 miles, with 15 being up a rocky fire road up a mountain, and then a 40 minute descent on the road. It would not have been anywhere near as fun on any other kind of bike.
03-15-10, 02:46 PM
Can't blame you there. I've had road and CX bikes at the same time and while road riding, the road bike is more fun, I don't like being limited by surface. I ended selling my road bike(s) and have nothing but a CX bike. Like DG, I have 32mm tires on it and can go anywhere that I want. Minus single track but I can't ride those anyway.
03-15-10, 04:22 PM
Yeah, that's my main reason for wanting to switch it up is versatility.
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