Atlanta Road Racer
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL3 will full carbon everything/everywhere and Zipp 404 tubulars for racing. Cyclocross bike is a 56cm carbon Blue CXc with carbon everywhere.
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Advice on Upgrade Bike from Tricross Comp to something lighter/better race geometry
I started racing CX last year as Men's C racer in cross and a Cat 5 road racer. This year I made it to Cat 3 road racer and Men's B cross racer, and I am ready to upgrade my cross bike. I love the Tricross comp for what it is (sturdy, cheap, etc...), but I find that it is a little too rigid and sluggish at times due to a geometry that seems to be focused on being a part time cx race bike and part all-around free road bike. Am I imagining this, or have others made the same switch? If you upgraded from Tricross to something else, can you please share your experience so I know that I'm not just dreaming about spending money for the sake of a new bike? What was your experience racing the Tricross and later upgrading? Big improvement?