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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 08-02-05, 11:18 AM   #1
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CX frame size - same as road?

For someone interested in racing, it seems (at least from some of the posts) that the bars tend to be a bit closer to saddle height than with a road bike.

How about frame size? Do people stick with the same frame size or perhaps go a bit smaller for easier exit from the saddle?
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check this out:

http://www.cycle-smart.com/Articles/find.php?search=31
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It looks like the Cannodale Cyclocross bikes do have a higher bottom bracket. I read the article that was recommended, however, if you are considering a Cannondale, I'd recommend riding before you buy. I'm currently in the process of getting a cx bike. I ride a 56-58 size cannondale, but if you look at the standover height on the website, the 56 cx bike has a higher overall top tube height than even the 58 cm road frame. I might have to move down to a 54 to be able to standover the bike. So check the manufacturer before you buy if you can't ride the bike before purchasing.
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I ride a 61cm road frame and a 59 Redline cross frame, you need to look at the toptube lenght make that the same as your road. most cross bike do have a higher BB.
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