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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 09-09-08, 11:50 AM   #1
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winter training

Is a cyclocross bike a good option as a road winter training bike, what tyres are avaible for road riding?
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yes, and you can use just about any tire you'd use on your road bike.
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Is a cyclocross bike a good option as a road winter training bike, what tyres are avaible for road riding?
Most cross bikes will work great as winter training bike. Since you don't need as much tire clearance, you might want to try a pair of mini-V brakes. I assume you'll want to ride in the rain, so putting on a pair of full-length fenders can be just the thing to protect your bike (including precious drive-train!) from grime and grit. Go a little bigger with the tires, something like Vittoria Pave or something in the 25c to 28c range.
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Make sure the bike you are intending on has braze-ons for fenders, racks and bottles etc. I would use normal road tyres (well, wider than racing tyres) rather than cross knobblies. Semi-slicks are nasty on the road too.
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