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Originally Posted by Lakerat View Post
My son lives in a medium size college town and told me of friends who ride cyclocross bikes for road commuter bikes, and was wondering what makes them suitable for this. They are close to a crushed gravel rails to trails path and might ride on that also. Why would a cyclocross bike be any better than an endurance road bike or a touring bike for this use?

Larger tires need to be pumped up less often and less likely to flat.

Less expensive bike is more lock-able and more scratch-able.

Mtn pedals for utility shoes.

Less bar drop better for around town.
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