Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Bikes: 2010 S1, 2011 F75X
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Because Apex is perfectly fine on a commuter bike.
Sure you COULD race the tricross - but:
1) Aluminum fork could make for a pretty rough ride.
2) Long chainstays tend to make the handling much slower
3) 50/34 compact isn't ideal for cross
4) Not to mention direct from the Specialized website: "Whether commuting to work, exploring local singletrack treasures, or touring the coast with fully laden panniers....". Me thinks this bike isn't gear (pardon the pun) towards racing.