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  • Premier Icon kelvin
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    Assuming you’re not going to be racing: CX bike with spare slicks.

    Gary_M
    Member

    Get a cx bike and either a set of road tyres or a full set of road wheel with casette and chain. Makes it much easier to roadify the cx bike.

    Joxster
    Member

    Are you wanting to race on the darkside or just dabble and use it for training?

    If you just want to train then get some road tyres.

    finbar
    Member

    I ride my Trek XO (with slicks and a 53-39, natch) on club runs and chaingangs, its no drawback at all.

    training, not interested in racing.

    Kinda wanted discs too for minimal faff etc too.

    Is there much difference i.e. is road bike lighter and bigger gears?

    mudshark
    Member

    I have a Pinnacle CX bike and it’s very like my Lemond – I use the CX bike as a winter road bike and never offroad; actually I’d like to sell it really if you’re interested in it – it’s a large.

    aP
    Member

    Just get a spare pair of wheels for your cx. That’s how I used mine, with a pair of sprints, and two pairs of clinchers (one with 23mm road tyres on).

    Mudshark is large 56 or 58cm and do you have any pictures?

    grunty
    Member

    Mudshark,

    I might be interested in your Pinnacle if the price is right.

    Would the bike take ‘guards and racks? Looking for a real all rounder.

    mudshark
    Member

    It’s marked as a large which works out as 56 I think – certainly a 58 would be too big for me.

    No racks or guard attachments but p-clips would work; it’s this one:

    http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/article/mps/uan/2801

    My email address is in my profile if you want to mail me.

    Gonna get a CX but also considering dabbling in the dark.

    Shall I split the budget or just get some road tyres for the CX?

    Opinions!?

    bugger too small for me then.

    thanks.

    mudshark
    Member

    How tall are you? Says up to 6’1″ on the frame.

    grunty
    Member

    Mudshark

    YGM!

    6’2 – how mcuh is it?

    mudshark
    Member

    Grunty – ygm

    singletracksurfer – if you’re interested mail me using address in my profile

    I’ve got discs on my CX bike, and in all honesty they’re not worth it. Add a lot of weight, don’t really take away any adjustment faff because they’re cable operated and to top it all off they’re not very powerful.

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