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Moving to disc brakes

Old 01-15-18, 05:06 PM
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Moving to disc brakes

I am interested in moving to a disc brake equipped cx/gravel bike. I am currently riding a Van Dessel cx bike with cantis. I am looking for something that I can ride in cx races and use for gravel riding. Can anyone recommend a good bike that can handle both? Maybe the average cx bike is fine for gravel. But I see that there is so much sub-specialization in the genre of bikes that makes me question whether one bike can still do the job of two. Thanks
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What is your budget? If you can afford to spring for hydraulics like Shimanos--do it, they are far better.


In VA what is your gravel like? As with CX, conditions vary everywhere--I need to go armed for pea-gravel with no compaction that is basically rock-soup, you might not.
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