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    can i use my cannondale caad5 r800 road bike as a cyclocross?

    I managed to fit some 700x32 ritchey speedmaxs on them. Aside from mud clogging up my calipers, anyone see a problem with this? will i damage my road bike? Also, I have a pair of mavic cosmos with 24F/28R and I weigh about 165. Will that work out or should i use 32f/32r?

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    no. mud will be an issue. the for is not designed to withstand the stresses of cross

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    Other than the fork issue, you could probably do it. I saw a guy racing on a carbon Trek Madone with a 29'er suspension fork one time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    I saw a guy racing on a carbon Trek Madone with a 29'er suspension fork one time.
    How'd he place?

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    Pretty well actually. The courses here in Florida are completely dry in the "winter".

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    Not a good idea. If you want to have fun, just get a used rigid MTB and go at it.

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