Mububban wrote:What's the gearing like on CX bikes? I love my granny gears on my MTB, and I just don't have the legs to push the bigger road gears up hills. Are CX bikes geared somewhere in the middle or do they lean more towards one end of the spectrum?
Usually 36/46 or similar up front, anything from 11-25 up to 11-28. This is rule of thumb though, some bike will come with a bigger casette at the back (up to 32) and/or compact cranks (34/50).
I'f you're worried about gearing, just buy 10 speed sram and stick a massive cassette at the back. My last frankenbuild ran 36 at the back with sram apex. Clutched RD is a bonus too.