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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 09-07-09, 06:33 PM   #1
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can this bike change in cyclocross.?

you that bike that i post in that tread...could become a cyclocross bike for me...???

no competition.

just gravel road and off pavement road etc.

i am 260 pound so....need something strong.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...78#post8998678

thanks

i just want something strong. that can hold me..i dont need fast.

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Old 09-07-09, 09:52 PM   #2
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You don't really need a road bike to become a cyclocross bike to ride it on gravel roads and dirt paths. If you can fit a CX tire on it, it's probably OK. Those kinds of roads tend not to be much worse than badly paved roads. Small tree roots are probably easier on a bike than a nice big pothole.
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Go find yourself a set of cross tires that fit your bike and the style of trail you want to ride on. If you have 700c wheels it should be easy. If you have 27" wheels it won't be so easy. For my 27" wheels I found some club roost tires that worked very nicely. They have even held up on normal pavement which is typically horrible for cross wheels.

Your biggest concern will be weight on the rear wheel. just check spoke tension and tire pressure often. Use your current rear wheel and just replace it if its not strong enough.
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Just fit the widest road tyres that will fit, something 28 or 32 mm across if you can. Something like a Schwalbe Marathon or Panaracer Pasela.
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