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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.

View Poll Results: What is the primary use of your Cyclocross bike?
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%
Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-06-08, 12:47 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-06-08, 01:55 PM   #2
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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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Old 12-06-08, 01:58 PM   #3
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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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Old 12-06-08, 02:11 PM   #4
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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)
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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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Old 12-07-08, 03:13 AM   #11
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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.
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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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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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