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Old 10-29-06, 05:09 PM   #1
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winter bike

i have two rides.... a specialized roubaix comp and a specialized tricross comp. obviously the tricross is the obvious winter choice. But if i really wanted to ride the roubaix in winter... is there anything wrong with that? or will the tricross be safer when it comes to road surfaces? any thoughts would be appreciated...
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Old 10-29-06, 07:06 PM   #2
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The less agressive geometry coupled with the widest tires possible will give you the most stability in winter. You can pick from there. Personally i prefer mountain bikes in the winter, and my road bike hangs in the garage.
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Matt, where are you located? Road bikes generally suck in snow, but if you have no snow to contend with, there's no reason not to ride in the winter. Locally, lots of people ride CX and road bikes all winter, but typically put knobbies on. I have one friend who rides all winter on a CX bike with spiked tires and has yet to crash...
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