As cyclocross season winds down, our attention turns to Spring riding - maybe one of the increasingly popular gravel events like Redlands Strada Rossa, Dirty Kanza; or group road rides, and so on. Riding your cyclocross bike in the "off season" in these types of events is a great way to stay in touch with the fit and handling of your race machine - but the components and setup that are ideal for cyclocross won't be for other types of riding.
But don't hang up your 'cross bike just yet - with some quick changes you can easily modify it to be better suited for these types of events. Here are some easy, economical, and fast tweaks you can use to transform your cyclocross bike into a gravel slayer.
With these subtle changes you'll have your cyclocross bike ready for gravel and adventure riding in no time. I hope to see you out there this Spring!