- croix de fer as a commuter? pics also very welcome.
- Jon TaylorSubscriber
I used one for 2 years through the wilds of Northumberland. It was heavy, and that was when they were made of Reynolds 725 rather than 520. Don’t know if the newer ones are weaker or heavier.
It’s was pretty good then – had enough clearance for proper mudguards and 30mm tyres. Road discs were a revelation but after 2 years I ditched the derailleur and went Alfine.
towpath by the sea
If it’s going to be salty then you might want to reconsider the derailleurs too.Posted 4 years agoBreganteSubscriber
I had one for two years (the 725 one), really lovely comfy ride. Most of the excess weight is in the wheels. I’d have another – I only sold it because my commute dropped to just 5 miles and it was overkill and just wasn’t getting used sufficiently to justify keeping it.Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
Used daily for 16 mile round trip (half on road, half off) plus weekend road rides. Very happy with it. When I bought it I had the idea of using it for touring as well… that hasn’t happened (yet!) If I were to buy a bike again purely for the commute I’d probably get a steel singlespeed of some kind.Posted 4 years agoRaouliganMember
Love mine 9miles each way it’s dead comfortable…
You can squeeze Schwalbe Kojak’s under guards as well which are super cush and really quite nippy.
Wheels are heavy but Kojak’s have helped with that and a heavy commute/winter bike means that the road bike feels like a proper summer sunday treat.Posted 4 years agoaazladSubscriber
I recently tested a few including croix, day one and the cotic x. The cotic suited me best purely down to comfort. I’ve been commuting 50km per day on it for 4 weeks and I love it.
My commute is 2/3 off road with cheeky bits of singletrack and I’m amazed what you can do on the bike. I did buckle the rear wheel in the first week though!Posted 4 years agozilog6128Subscriber
How tall are you guys and what size you go for? I won’t be able to get a sit on but following many size guides I should be looking at a 56 (5″10 with 32 inseam)…. I have read some reviews saying to go for the 54 as the frames are on the large side…
I am 5’9″/31 and the 54 is right for me.Posted 4 years ago
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