We recently did a video on the differences between a cyclocross bike and a road bike. And, as many more road bikes become gravel bikes or endurance road bikes with disc brakes, we thought, and many of you down in the comments did too, that we should see if a road bike could handle cyclocross.
We got a set of narrow-ish cyclocross tyres to suit the slightly tighter clearances of our Canyon Endurace frameset, but the rest of the bike remained the same; no change in gearing (Shimano Dura Ace 52 x 36 chainrings with an 11-28 cassette), no change in position on the bike and no change in pedals, either.
You've seen the differences between a cyclocross bike and a road bike in the workshop, now find out what they are out in the fields.
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