- What am I missing?
Ok I am thinking/planning a new bike.
Probably a cyclocross type disc with rack mount. Really an all rounder.
What I want to understand is these are variously described as winter bikes etc for training. Anyway something like that.
Really trying to understand all the differences and uses as I look into it so why would a roadie want to swap a roadbike to something with mudguards, fatter (all be it slightly) tyres etc for the winter when he will use it on exactly the same terain? What am I missing?Posted 7 years agomattstreetSubscriber
My understanding is that, as well as mudguards mounts & fatter tyres, a ‘winter bike’ has generally more robust (=heavier) components, which are a more tolerant of the wet, dirt and salt and stuff you get more of on the roads in winter. Whereas summer bike = lighter. Cyclocross with disc brakes and mudguard + pannier mounts makes a great commuter / tourer / all-rounder too imho. 🙂Posted 7 years ago
I realise the rack needs to be disc specific but even then some are still problematic.
I guess when the time comes to just ensure I can getr a rack thats correct. Not bothered about mud guards. Remember them as a kid, nightmare.
The reason for the rack is a little light touring rather than having stuff on my back can go on the bike. No need for front rack as wont be travelling that heavy and can always add a little on my back.
Now stupid question No2. A compact set has a different front derallieur while the rear is the same as normal?Posted 7 years ago
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