I hope you guys can help me with this. I just bought my first cross bike & I'm getting quite frustrated with it.
A little history: My prior bike is a Trek mountain bike with slick tires. I was looking for something lighter that would allow me to go a little faster. (Most of my riding is on paved trails & roads)
I've been riding the cross bike, but I'm getting blown away by guys on mountain bikes. I recently timed myself on both bikes & I'm actually going faster on my old mountain bike.
1. I feel like I'm not as strong when I pedal the cross bike due to the position of my body. Will I get used to this & gain speed as I go?
2. Is it possible that the knobbier tires on the cross bike are slowing me down so much that it's making me slower?
Any advice would be appreciated as I'm feeling like I just wasted a boatload of cash on a bike that will just sit in my garage.