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I'm thinking of buying Canyon Inflite CF SL 7.0 RACE for commuting as well as recreation and a bit of off-road. I'm a bit worry about the its performance on the road and whether I'd need to pedal really hard to reach the roadie performance. I've been riding a very amateur roadie for commuting purpose and thought Inflite might be a good option. The alloy model to me is a normal bike you can find in every brand but I do like the design of the CF models. Any thoughts? experience?
Would be appreciated it - cheers
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- Location: Perth or 42km south as the singlespeed flies
A CX bike might have a slightly different setup than a roadie, but the main difference is the rolling resistance of the tyres.
I have taken my CX bike on bunch rides and my 40km commute by pumping up my CX tyres to max. The noise the tyres makes on the road when sprinting in 46x11 is interesting and does freak out your fellow riders when you go past.
Swapping out the CX tyres for road tyres and it is a capable as any other bike, the big difference is my CX bike is set up for CX, which is different that my commuter or road bike. So I do not find it as comfortable for long hours in the saddle, I could make changes but then it would be less suitable for CX and off road riding. It is about compromise.
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- Location: Perth, NOR
I just pop on a spare set of wheels with Spec' Roubaix Pro 30/32C tyres setup as tubeless and raise my saddle 10mm (I have it dropped slightly for CX/racing).
It's ok. You will just suffer a bit if you were to join a bunch ride, but it's more than capable for solo commuting, just don't expect to smash any KOMs.
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It's been great. I had a Bianchi Sempre 105. Comparatively the Canyon is a bit more comfortable and less twitchy. I think this is due to a more upright riding position and more rake on the forks. The fatter tyres (32mm I think) are also a bonus (but will still go into a stormwater grate). I am getting to the point now where I think I need to put a bigger chain ring on though.
I was tossing up the carbon frame but didn't go that way due to;
- Cost vs components - I'd rather spend the $$ on 1x and hydro disks
- Storage in a bike rack in a common area at the office,
- Less care requirements (this is probably my perception only by the way).
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