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Looking to buy a CX type bike (if I can get the distributor to actually sell me one - viewtopic.php?f=9&t=94467&start=25) just for riding dirt tracks that are too rough for road bike and not rough enough to need a MTB.
So what pedals should I get? MTB? I think I would prefer SPD ones so they are compatible with MTB and don't have to buy another pair of shoes.
What frame type pump should I get (700 x 32 tyres) a high volume MTB type one or high pressure road?
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For the usage you propose, I'd be getting MTB pedals and shoes you can walk in.
My choice would be XT Trail pedals.
700x32 tyres are not high volume. You will need a high pressure pump.
However a gravel bike may have wider tyres so a high volume pump may be called for.
Good luck trying to get the distributor to sell you a boxed bike. I don't think it's gonna happen.
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I run ~30psi in my 40mm cross tyres so I carry a short, fat MTB pump but it doesn't really matter that much - the volume is relatively low and the pressure is relatively low so you don't need anything special like you would if you were running 23c @100psi on a road bike or 2.4" 29er tyres on an MTB.
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