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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 10-05-07, 06:17 PM   #1
dirtspin
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Frame change ??

I currently ride a 2006 Brodie Romax.

I don`t race but i love to ride my cross bike on long fast paced rides where ever
my curiosity might lead me.From paved roads to whatever types of trails and paths
and whatever season.
I don`t want to sell my bike and buy another one.
I don`t want to give up having disc brakes.

I thought about just buying a disc compatible frame that was both light and durable
and had a more race oriented geometry than my Brodie which seems to be a little
on the relaxed side.

I`ve already swapped out lots of parts to save weight.
The only thing i have not changed is frame and wheels.

My bike currently weights in around 22 1/2 lbs.
I would like to know what is available in a disc specific frameset
that is still somewhat reasonable in price.
All my other components are worth swapping over to another frame.

Thanks
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Old 10-05-07, 08:44 PM   #2
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I think you are silly.

Save up for a road bike and go nuts on and off the road.
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Old 10-06-07, 10:34 AM   #3
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I already have a road bike that i put a lot of miles on.
I like to ride my cross bike when the weather is less than ideal
and when i look to get off the pavement.
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Old 10-06-07, 01:28 PM   #4
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Romax seems pretty race-oriented to me . . . I mean, most cross bikes are designed to be a bit more stable than a comparable road bike. Is it the weight you are concerned with? Maybe just upgrade the fork to some carbon job?

Seems like most of the truly "race-oriented" cross bikes don't come disc-compatible, presumably to satisfy the UCI's outdated rules on brakes.
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