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  • CX racing

    23 23.71%
  • Commuting

    10 10.31%
  • Commuting and fun rides

    28 28.87%
  • Fun rides mostly on-pavement

    7 7.22%
  • Fun rides both on and off-road

    26 26.80%
  • Group rides

    1 1.03%
  • Touring

    2 2.06%
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    What is the primary use of your Cyclocross bike?

    What is the primary use of your Cyclocross bike?

    CX racing
    Commuting
    Commuting and fun rides
    Fun rides mostly on-pavement
    Fun rides both on and off-road
    Group rides
    Touring

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    Currently, I use mine for commuting and fun rides, I hope that will change next year and I get some races under my blet...
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    road training at night or on roads that are rough and/or have a reputation for road debris

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    Racing. Flat out.
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    one CX bike for commuting and another for off-road fun rides.

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    Commuting, fun rides that involve both on/off road, bad weather crits.
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    I use mine for commuting, fun rides (50 & 70 mile rides to the beach, around town, up a mountain, etc.), light-medium touring (soon) and hopefully race someday.

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    Um, which one? I've got three... (race, pit/train, SS/fun)
    Cyclocross: Side effects may include but are not limited to; nausea, blurred vision, increased heart rate, and an elevation in blood pressure. Should you experience difficulty sleeping, compulsive headset repacking, frequent derrailuer adjusting, constant checking of tire pressure, or impulse bicycle parts purchasing, register for the next cross race immediately.

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    used to be just racing..... now winter training and commutting

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    Commuting, fun rides and cx racing wasn't an option. Given that I use it for commuting about 100 miles a week, it's hard for anything else to be considered its primary use, even if I entered every cross race within 100 miles.

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    bunny hopping speed bumps for right now. I forgot how fun it is to hop over things. There are no cx racing over here in Okinawa.
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    single speed fun on the trail, asphalt training, and commuting

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    It's my only source of transoportation, which is kinda like communting, and it's also used for all kinds of fun.
    Do what makes you happy.

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    i didn't bother to vote b/c i use mine for most of those, i commute on it occasionally and i race on it and i use it for fun rides both on and off road.

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    It's the only bike I have, and as such gets used for just about everything but racing. I don't like racing, takes all the fun out of it for me. Becomes work.
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    Looking good in my living room...

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    Fun rides & excercise, on and off pavement.
    Maybe next year I'll be in good enough shape to start racing.
    I will commute occassionally once I get a helmet. I'm willing
    to ride without a helmet in daylight, but I'm uneasy commuting
    45 minutes home in the dark with no helmet.

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    One was for commuting*. The other just sits in the garage and looks pretty.

    My schedule/fitness wasn't working with CX season this year unfortunately.

    * - i don't bike commute anymore since there's no room in the office for my bike. I still ride the train though.

    I guess the good thing now is that i'll have a spare or pit bike for racing whenever i get around to it.

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    I had been using my Jamis Nova for commuting for the last 3 years. Now that I'm semi-retired, I have a new Giant TCX that is strictly for off road fun.
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    Mine is pretty much a racing bike strictly. I will commute on it once in a while but that is part of training for racing. But then Ihave plenty more bikes to fill the fun, touring, commute gap

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    I threw a 23c wheelset with more aggressive gearing and panniers as soon as I got my cross bike. I keep telling myself I'm going to try some offroading soon so I've kept the other wheelset ready to go, but I just haven't yet. Partly I just don't want to have to clean off a muddy bike Maybe on a cold day I'll try out some singletrack.

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    When I can't figure out what surface to ride on I take the cross and do the road, trail and dirt roads. Used for any real crappy weather ride in the snow/rain/mud. Haven't raced cross in many years but would like to give it one more try if my lower back would just agree with me.

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    One for racing and training and offroad fun, one for commuting and loaning to friends to race on.

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