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Old 10-12-16, 07:11 PM
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Winter cycling is exactly why I got a cross bike (Specialized alloy CruX) and it i perfect- better tire clearance, knobbier/fatter tires, worry-free alloy, etc. It did come 1x and I switched it to 2x. Mine does have discs but no fender mounts so I use the typical rear fender...have not figured out what to do in the front yet. The snow here is dry so we can get away with no front fender till the spring. That is when the snow gets more were so I just want one anyway.

A cross bike is perfect for the winter. We don't get tons of snow here but in Jan-March if we get a bog snowstorm, the snow can hang around a bit. Plus there will be sand around. The Trigger (33) tires roll quite fast and seems to be more durable when it comes to punctures. They are also more comfy for slower miles. Go for it!

Also, I love the Vancouver HQ is there so I visit 1-2 times per year.
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