CX to Road Bike

Vidor06

Long term loafer
I currently have 2 CX bikes, a Merida Cyclocross 3 and a Giant TCX. Having 2 bikes is great but they are basically one and the same. So I'd quite like to make one a little sportier. Question is, can I simply stick road wheels on my Giant? Or would I need to make other mods?
Im a big lad so need a good sturdy set up. What upgrade/changes would you recommend/suggest?
 

Rob3rt

Man or Moose!
Location
Manchester
Just put thinner tyres on...
 

cyberknight

As long as I breathe, I attack.
Last winter a guy turned up for a club run on a CX bike with skinnies on , it was only his top end gearing down hills meant he span out a little earlier but otherwise he was as fast as everyone else.
 

potsy

Rambler
Location
My Armchair
I put some slick 25's on my CX bike last year when my road bike was out of action for a few weeks, even fitted some 'skinny' guards.
Worked just like my road bike but with the added benefit of disc brakes, maybe a kg or so heavier but that doesn't matter too much to me :whistle:
 

Venod

Eh up
Location
Yorkshire
Ran this as my Winter Bike last year with 46/36 chain set & 30mm Marathon Racer tyres it was even good for a couple of Strava KOM's

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