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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 04-10-08, 09:20 PM   #1
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Felt Road bike conversion - Possible, yes. Recommended?

Hi I'm looking at converting my 2006 Felt F80 road bike to a cyclocross setup.
I know that it's possible, but is it worth my time/money? Should I just sell it and start over?

Can I put thicker tires on it despite the road style brakes? Is the lower BB really a big issue? Will I regret having a road carbon fiber fork? These are all the questions racing through my head... Please help!!
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Old 04-10-08, 09:28 PM   #2
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Swap the frame/fork and buy cantis. Sell the frame & fork & calipers. Modern road bikes have barely enough clearance for 23s, no way enough for 32s.
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+1000 Good way to trash your road bike though. You can pick up a decent used cyclocross bike for less than $500.
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I've fit 700x28c Zaffiro Pros on my F50 for supported touring but I would never consider racing cross with them.
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