- what cross bike
for my commute (road/gravel paths) and 3hr-ish road rides with a bit of singletrack thrown in (when it’s dry!). This looks the best value out there at the moment http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CBPXUJRED/planet_x_uncle_john_sram_red_bike. Would I be right in thinking discs are overkill if I’m not planning on getting muddy? Comfort is a priority rather than flat-out speed, is alu with carbon fork the best material? Or should I be looking at steel (Genesis Croix de Fer?) or full carbon (On-One Dirty Disco?)Posted 6 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
I have an Uncle John for racing* on. But the previous owner built and used it as a commuter, with full guards and all that jazz.
Cantis are fine for my use, which is simply taking off what little speed I have generated before a corner, but they seem fine in normal conditions.
Dirty Disco is an ace looking frame, but without guard mounts it is limited to racing IMO.
*I participate in racing, IYKWIM 😉Posted 6 years agozilog6128Subscriber
That Cannondale does look quite nice. Are the wheels going to be lighter/better than what comes with the Uncle John? It is mainly the enhanced spec of the on-ones (SRAM Red) that appeals to me, value-wise!
Dirty Disco does look nice, but fairly pricey as a complete bike compared to the other On-One offerings.
Kaffenback looks interesting as well http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CBPXKAFFRED/planet_x_kaffenback_sram_red_drop_bar. Is a steel bike going to be more comfortable than an alu one or just more tiring to ride due to the extra weight?Posted 6 years ago
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