New bike

Norfolk nik

My employer has recently set up C2W again this year. I own several Italian race bikes which are too good to commute 2 miles each way. Looking through the options I fancy a cyclocross.
Options are
Cube Cross Race 2020 or GT Genisis cad 20 2020.
The cube is £42 for 12 months and GT £32
QUESTION is which one.
Thoughts/opinions greatly accepted.


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Go ride them and see which you prefer

be helpful if you could post links to specs so people can see which


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Agree - I've done longer walks after my train commute into Victoria/Blackfriars and then the walk to the office.
Indeed. Weightbearing exercise is also important for health of bones, muscle, connective tissue


If you really want a bike for commuting, you need to think about ...
- weather protection - full mudguards
- good luggage carrying facilities to carry books, laptops, clothing, tools or whatever you need for work.
- good lighting - possibly a dynamo, so you never get caught with flat batteries.
- flat pedals, so you can commute in ordinary shoes/clothing (especially if only 2 miles)
- Could consider solid tyres - you don't want to be leaving the house to find a tyres has gone flat overnight.

Of the bikes you suggest, the cyclo-cross one might be an option. You could train for cyclo-cross by running to work and carrying the bike over your shoulder.

I jest a little, but good luck with choosing.


How far can I go?
I'd go with the cross bike, mainly because they are a boatload of fun off-road as well as being a sensible commuting machine. My CX bike is my winter steed and is getting a lot of love at the minute, on my daily 25 mile commute. If you don't carry more than will fit a backpack, no need for panniers. Wear whatever shoes you like, and remember to charge your lights.
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