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    Sailing Cyclist
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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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    astrositupataphysicyclist UBUvelo's Avatar
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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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    Fractional rig. Wait! Wrong forum.
    2009 Salsa La Cruz -- SRAM Rival
    1997 Jamis Eclipse -- Campy Veloce 9sp

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    If you try to ride a cyclocross bike on the road, it explodes.
    1988 Miele Azsora

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    Check wikipedia.

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    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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