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cyclo-x for single track(3 posts)

cyclo-x for single track10
Aug 11, 2001 1:54 PM
hi all,

i've recently been considering selling my two mtbs and my old road bike and get myself a nice cx. it would be used for commuting, road riding (no racing) and off roading. however, i can't help to be sceptic about how it performs in the dirt, especially on single track. one thing to consider is that i live in sweden and our single track can get quite technical. also, most of my riding would be well suited for a cx, but i'd still like to single track from time to time.

so, can anyone shed some light on this subject?

thanks in advance!
re: cyclo-x for single trackbadabill
Aug 12, 2001 6:01 PM
If you are looking for speed on tough singletrack a cross bike is not a good choice. If your singletrack has a lot of drops and big rocks it can be a challange.Its much tougher on the upper body with no susp. What is great is clearing a tough section in front of a group of MTBs, the look you get from them is worth the extra effort. :-)
why not get a 29" tired MTB ?? nmclimbo
Aug 14, 2001 4:35 PM