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    Senior Member westman2003's Avatar
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    Cyclocross bike questions

    Hello

    Can someone explain to me the difference between a cyclocross bike and a roadie? At first glance the cyclocross looks "beefier."

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    Westman

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    cyclocross bikes generally have a slightly higher bottom bracket, slacker geometry, slightly shorter top tube, cantilever brakes, sometimes beefier frameset, and clearance for tires up to 35's or so.
    oh...they're also just cooler...

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    You can make a cross bike pretty mean looking with some big, beefy tires, linear pull brakes, and a big 'ole carbon or steel fork... In my experience, most cross bikes have a little bit longer top tube (effective top tube length in a sloping TT design...) for a given size. Somewhere between a road bike and a touring bike.

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