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Old 11-02-19, 12:02 PM
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My real dilemma is a struggle between a desire to have a car free life as much as possible and a desire to race. Different bikes for those. I've had a road bike for a few years and every winter get frustrated because I can't get good fenders and I usually want knobby tires. With the one bike thought process i'm wondering if a gravel bike could solve my winter problems and still let me race.

I do want to get a TT bike but I don't know if I have the budget for it. There is a perception that you can buy performance by getting a better bike. I understand that the engine is the most important part will give the most gains. I'm justy rying to balance. out competing bike life and competition bike desires and wondering if i'll be sad if I tilt the balance towards the bike life balance when i'm racing.
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