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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 10-17-09, 04:22 PM   #1
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What makes a CX frame?

Other than tires and possibly rims, what's the difference between a CX bike and a standard road racing cycle? Is it just the XC frame being slightly heavier and stronger? I know little about geometry beyond the obvious difference you see in MTB, Hybrid, road.
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Old 10-17-09, 05:06 PM   #2
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it's been covered alot here...brakes, tire clearance, knobbier tires, gearing...quite a bit actually, esp. as the competing level goes up. the experts here will better clarify. but the search function here is a real beauty!
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Old 10-17-09, 08:52 PM   #3
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Fractional rig. Wait! Wrong forum.
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If you try to ride a cyclocross bike on the road, it explodes.
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Check wikipedia.
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