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CX v Gravel bike

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Bored@work    1,438

Looking at getting a CX bike or gravel bike.  Are they the same thing?  I'm looking to use it to commute to work on it & maybe have a crack at a couple of CX races. 

 

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willie    608

I always thought they were the same thing... but maybe a gravel bike is kinda like the gran fondo kinda CX bike, so you can have panniers etc. I'd go for the cross (race) bike personally, they're not bad to commute on with slick tyres (nor is a MTB I've come to realise)

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dazmuzza    33

There are subtle differences, though I race what I call my 'gravel' bike in CX races no problems.

CX bike will be built for racing and have a more aggressive geometry. A gravel bike may be a bit more relaxed, sometimes have rack points for off road touring etc etc. 

 

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