CX bike with slicks on group rides - any chance of holding on?
Ladies and Gents,
So the master plan is get a CX bike and two sets of wheels - one with slicks for the chaingang and one with knobblies to take advantage of the towpath I live next to. Maybe even the odd CX race or session in the woods. I am keen on getting a disc equipped bike as I've not got a lot of faith in rim brakes in the wet.
Is a CX bike (such as the Kinesis crosslight pro 6 / CADDX 105 disc) going to be any good as a road based winter trainer, or am I going to be dropped before I know it? I know there is a little extra height on CX bikes, but when you're out with a group on the road, does it make that much difference?
Has anyone got any experience of using a CX bike on road-based club rides?