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    Second wheelset for road/light trail training rides?

    Anyone use their race bike with a 2nd wheelset slick/semi-slick to train on the road, railtrails, etc? To the point, I can't get to the "real" trails as often as I need to. However I can sneak away right out my front door for an hour +- and get in some good rolling/hilly pavement miles, blasts through lighter park trails, railtrails, etc... This would of course burn through off-road tires. I'd consider a road bike, but 1) I think more seat time on the bike I race is beneficial 2) The road bike wouldn't do for some of the light trails, I'd hit. Thoughts?

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    Sounds like you want a CX bike….

    On the other hand, I only have 1 bike and 2 wheel sets. 1 set for mtb/cx riding (I use the same tires) and one for commuting roads and gravel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khardrunner14 View Post
    Sounds like you want a CX bike….

    On the other hand, I only have 1 bike and 2 wheel sets. 1 set for mtb/cx riding (I use the same tires) and one for commuting roads and gravel.
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    Nope but my Rocket Rons did 3000miles of 80% road until I swapped them. The front is now on the rear and still not worn out. Was good for 18mph average too.

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    The mileage is really good to know. I didn't think you'd get nearly that many miles. Definitely need to reconsider a bit now. An extra tire or two a yr is no biggee.

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