Cyclo-Cross Road Bikes

Cyclo-cross bicycles roughly resemble road racing bicycles. The major differences between the two are that cyclo-cross frames have wider clearances knobby tires cantilever or disc brakes and lower gears. A rear brake cable routed on the upper right side of the top tube allows the rider to carry the bike on the right shoulder through portage sections. Popular on many cyclocross bikes is routing the brakes opposite that of a classic road bike meaning the right brake is often the front brake. This is done because a majority of a bicycle’s stopping power comes from the front brake and many people use the right brake more often than the left brake. As a high-end bicycle purpose-built for a specific sport competition they also differ from ordinary cross bikes which are general-purpose utility bikes fitted with slightly wider 700C tires for use on unpaved paths or trails.

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