Newbie looking for advise from cyclocross experts:
I started biking back in May this year and improved my distance from 8-10 miles / per ride to 25-35 miles. My goal is to increase it up to 60-70 miles next season and may be even do a century. In order to ride longer distances I need to upgrade from my hybrid Trek 7500.
So I am loking for new bike that is better fit for longer road rides ( 5-6 hrs or more).
Being a big guy ( 6'5" , 285lb) I read Clidesdale forum and many people there recommend to buy cyclocross as road bike. ( to handle my big weight).
If I understand it right - cyclocross bikes ( geometry, drive terrain) designed for cyclocross races that are short rides under 1 hour.
My question is - how CX bikes behave on longer rides of 5-6 hrs? Same as road bikes or different?
I tested several bikes , road and CX ( Trek 1500, Kona Jake the Snake, Bianchi Axis) and did not feel any significant difference during short 5 min tests on LBS parking lot ( but Axis is my favorite so far...)
Thanks for advise.