Road or CX
recent thread think same budgetPosted 3 years ago
I’ve decided to get a road bike to train on and as a second bike to my Orange 5.
I think I’d be better with a CX bike as it may be used to commute along the canal and I think I’ll be tempted to hop off a few curbs. I also like the idea of disc brakes as I don’t think I can cope with braking on wet/muddy rims.
Or should I just embrace the dark side and get a proper road bike albeit one that is set up for winter use.
As an Orange lover I’m tempted by a RX9 but an alternative would be a Genesis CDF. Budget is limted to £1K as the bike is being bought on cycle to work therefore choice is limited as per the link. http://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/cyclocross/c575?psize=50&sPrice=540&ePrice=1111Posted 3 years agoreggiegasketMember
The Orange RX9 isn’t good value for money when you consider the compitetion
a mate got a CAADX Cannondale for about a grand. That’s tidy.
Posted 3 years agosomewhatslightlydazedMember
Any road bike should be able to cope with a hopping kerbs and a bit of canal towpath (with appropriate tyres).
Have you considered a proper disc equipped tourer? Should be good for everything unless you want to ride really fast or go over really rough stuff.Posted 3 years agotubthumpedSubscriber
Cube CX disc would be my shout.Posted 3 years ago
Bought as a road going bike to help cover extra miles and to do a couple of duathlons on.
Didn’t want just a roadie as I knew I’d get a little bored and want to go somewhere I shouldn’t. The cube works perfectly well both on the smooth and on the rough. Even take it to trail centres and Chuck it down the black runs every so often for a laugh.plus oneMember
Pinnacle akrose 2 looks good(if you like loud) down from £900 to £750
Hydraulic discs and 1×10( bar end shifter) cuts out cable faff 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Thanks for all the suggestion but choice is limited as it cycle to work so I’m restricted to the following bikes if I want a CX with discs.
The choices are:Posted 3 years ago
[list]Giant AnyRoad 2
Cannondale CaadX 105 Disc
Cannondale CaadX Tiagra Disc
Roux Conquest 3500
Eastway CX 2.0 (2013)
Merida Cyclo Cross 3
Merida Cyclo Cross 4
Giant Revolt 1
Giant Revolt 2
Saracen Hack 2
Charge Plug 3
Charge Plug 4
Specialized Tricross Sport Disc
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