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Old 03-05-17, 06:25 PM
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Cyclocross with relaxed geometry

Hi, I'm used to riding flat bar bikes, have a bad shoulder so looking at buying a cyclocross with a more upright riding position. Can anyone recommend one to me? The more upright I can be the better. Thanks
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Are you strictly looking for a cyclocross bike, or would a gravel bike or a light-touring bike be an option for you?

I'm assuming even though you mentioned cyclocross, you're not planning on racing?

Knowing those answers, and your budget, I could suggest some frames/bikes.
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Hi, no I would be happy with a gravel bike also. My budget is up to £1000. I mainly cycle on roads but a lot of them are b class and full of pot holes. I would also like the flexibility of being able to go off road.
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Sounds like a gravel bike then,. Here is a list of gravel bikes,. Most are above your budget, but a lot have other models or variants with lower end groups sets that would fit your budget.

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Originally Posted by chrisjvc1
Hi, I'm used to riding flat bar bikes, have a bad shoulder so looking at buying a cyclocross with a more upright riding position. Can anyone recommend one to me? The more upright I can be the better. Thanks
Curious, why do you want a drop bar bike?

You can make any bike more relaxed with and angled stem (for the handlebars) or additional spacers below the stem.

What you probably want is a bike with a longer head tube, keeping you more upright. Any Audax or Randonneur style bike (bike set up for long rides) is going to be set up this way. This includes a lot of gravel bikes, although personally I find their handling a little sluggish.

Hybrid bikes (do they still use that term), traditionally are more upright, although may not be designed to be that fast (and tend to have flat bars).
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longer head tube will keep you upright.

Most CX bikes are designed for racing can some can be rather aggressive fitting if you'r not flexible. You can run the stem flipped up and go a bit shorter like a 90mm vs the standard 110mm that comes with most bikes. This was the setup I used when I broke my shoulder/ribs a few yrs ago.
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Lower budget commuter cross will be less agressive than top end competition CX bikes..

after all the CX race is about sprinting between the corners to have the fastest lap time.




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