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Cyclocross build
#1
Hi everyone,

I am living in Denmark little country of the scandinavia, I am riding a lot and for those who dont know Denmark is probably one of the most flat countries on earth. No big mountains just hills, wet mud, gravel and hundreds of thousands of kilometers of bike lanes. Wide clean and not bumpy. Race bikes are a lot. I am a big fan of cross country tho and I want to build a cyclocross for this. I would like to know your ideas about some frame and rims... I use a 60cm city bike probably i could easily use a 61 or 62. I saw a nice genesis vapour frame on a bike shop over the corner. Any ideas any suggestions from people who have experienced choosing a cyclocross frame this size?
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#2
Hi Konstantin;

Cyclocross is not a big sport in the USA, there are some pockets here and there.  Generally, you will a slightly lower top tube on a cyclocross bike than you would on a road bike, because you are going to be stopping on terrain that is far from level.  Clearance to your body's parts is important.....   You also want a bike that is more nimble, so that you can change direction quickly when you encounter obstacles. 

In the USA, most would get a mountain bike for the application you are talking about.

You will probably have better luck on this forum: http://www.bikeforums.net/recreational-cyclocross-gravelbiking/
Nigel
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thanks Nigel, you are always helpful!
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