I have another thread in this forum right now regarding my working through the process of purchasing my first cross bike. It's located here:
Input welcome - Cannondale vs Raleigh vs Jamis
So, I've pretty much come down to the Raleigh Rx 2.0 or the Diamondback Haanjo. Component spec of the two is extremely similar. One major difference I note is that the Diamondback's wheelset is 24h and the Raleigh is 32h.
I'm 6'2" and about 205lbs, not geared up. Probably 215lbs when riding. Would a 24h wheelset be suitable for me? This bike will likely not see actual CX racing, but will see a lot of fire roads, gravel, light trails and some road time. My mountain bike will be handling all the harder stuff around me.
I know that at this price point neither wheelset would be considered spectacular, but I'm at the point of really trying to narrow down the choice to a clear 'winner' so I can move forward with purchase.
Other than the wheelset, the Raleigh has a 11t-28t cassette and the Diamondback has 11t-25t cassette. I'm curious how much I would need/miss the taller gears.
Once again, any input is welsome.
Thanks in advance!
p.s. I chose to start a new thread about this because I felt it was a bit of a different subject from my other thread and might be useful information for others. Not trying to 'junk up' the forum with multiple threads.
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