Should a cyclocross bike be the same size you would use in a road bike? Or should you get one size smaller since it will go off-road from time to time?
Assuming that you place the stem on the top of the headset, and not use spacers to place the bars in the same position.Float said:The advantages for a sligtly undersized CX bike is (this pertains to all bikes) you can have a more heads up position on the bike. This puts your body in a positon that allows for more dynamic use of your center of gravity.
PeanutButterBreath said:Is riding off road better on an ill-fitting frame? (Wiseacre response but I'm sure you see what I am saying.)
I used the phase "dynamic use of your center of gravity" instead of nimble.Toff said:When I went down a frame size I instantly felt more nimble and riding just became more fun.