Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational)
Reload this Page >

Blue Norcross SP vs Giant TCX 1

Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like : "Unbound Gravel". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

Blue Norcross SP vs Giant TCX 1

Old 05-31-11, 07:35 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Blue Norcross SP vs Giant TCX 1

I'm in the market for a cyclocross bike and I'm having trouble deciding between the two. One difference I know of is the bb30 on the Blue. I want to run single speed. Which would be easier to set up as a single speed? I know of the eccentric bb that can be used on the bb30 that negates the need for a chain tensioner.

Please provide some input and help me sway my decision.
aikalee is offline  
Old 05-31-11, 11:02 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 15
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If geometry isn't a concern, I'd opt for the Blue. I ride the Norcross EX and love it. Rides very similarly to the Ridley. And, yes, the eccentric BB will make running single speed super easy. Some of the guys on Team Beer (Sacramento) use them with good results.

You could also opt for a Felt Breed if you want an out of the box single speed.
riotgear is offline  
Old 06-05-11, 09:10 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 180

Bikes: Rocky Mountain Blizzard (stolen), Haro Roscoe (sold), Giant TCX Rabobank, Cervelo RS, Rocky Mountain Altitude

Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have the TCX Rabobank and I like it. However, I cannot provide any useful insights regarding single speed as the only experience I have with them is the single speed bike I had when I was a kid.
Watchdog is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Colorado Kid
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
06-23-18 04:05 PM
Bicycle Mechanics
02-10-18 02:28 AM
elmore leonard
Bicycle Mechanics
05-16-16 11:26 AM
Classic & Vintage
09-13-12 07:41 AM
05-21-12 01:17 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.