Don’t give up on riding just because it is getting colder – a cross bike can keep you outside and riding instead of inside on the trainer. Fall is a great time to get out and explore some of the “off the beaten path” places you may not go during the summer riding months. Maybe you are feeling a bit stale and burned out from the long season but there is still almost two months before the snow (if you live in the north) forces the indoor trainer to become a necessity in most places. These couple months are a great time of the year for a cyclocross bike. In addition to cross racing, cross bikes are great for recreational exploration of those back roads you so want to take your road bike on in the summer but are afraid of what will happen if you do. With great versatility and the ability to put on fenders and use wider tires, cross bikes also make great commuter bikes, early spring road steeds and excellent cross training platforms for tri bike riders.
Fit Werx has complete cross bikes starting at $999 (the Felt F75X pictured is $1699); we can also custom build your cross dream machine. Fit Werx offers cross bikes available from Felt, Gunnar, Ellsworth, IF, Parlee, Serotta, and Moots. Call or e-mail for more information.