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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 04-25-10, 08:24 PM   #1
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Ok so I just learend about Cyclocross and bought a cannondale Caad9 road bike.

This sport looks like a blast. I have been a long time Mtn biker and recently bought a road bike Caad9. Can I use my road frame for this ir are the Cannondale CAAD9's cyclocross frames beefier?

I would love to buy a set of wheels for my bike and try it out. I understand the brake issue but to be honest I rode mtn bikes back in the day that were old school caliper type.
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Old 04-25-10, 09:12 PM   #2
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you won't have room for wider tires. If you willing to dish money out, go get a CAAD9 and knock yourself out.
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No, carbon frames and road bikes are not what you want for a multi surface bike.
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Cyclocross bikes usually have slightly shorter top tubes, higher bars and more relaxed steering geometry, to make it easier to keep control with difficult surface conditions. You dont want road shoes with exposed cleats as this would be hell on running sections
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:-) That would be a fun cross race to watch.....
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