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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 08-15-12, 09:29 PM   #1
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first bike

Hi All,

I already asked a question in the Road Bike section regarding whether I should buy a cyclocross bike as my first one (I am in mid 30's and haven't ridden since my teen years). So, now I am pretty much set on getting a cyclocross bike, but the question is which one I should get. I've kinda narrowed my selection down to the following 5 bikes: Cannondale CAADX 6, Cannondale CAADX 5, Bianchi Volpe, Bianchi Zurigo and Colnago World Cup 2.0. Would the CAADX 5, Zurigo and Colnago be an overkill for a complete beginner like myself? I don't plan on ever racing, just weekend rides on the streets of Brooklyn, NY to keep myself in shape.

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Old 08-15-12, 09:33 PM   #2
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The all for sale where you Live? go talk to the folks at your LBS,
you cannot test ride a data stream..

Over buying is sort of a theft magnet.
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I ended up getting CAADX 6
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I ended up getting CAADX 6
Well? Do you like it?
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Old 08-26-12, 07:58 PM   #5
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Well? Do you like it?
I finally rode it for 11 miles today and loved it The saddle might be a bit too firm though, but then I'd never ridden this kinda bike before.
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