Looking for some advice, and really a polling of the brilliant minds in this forum.
I plan to buy another bike in the spring so that I can commute into my office. It is a 6 mile commute, which will cut my commute from 1 hour to 30 minutes on a bad day (Boston public transit is the worst). Anyway, my plan was to get a bike that I could also use for cross races in the winter. I don’t race cross now but I figured why not, so I was going to get a cross bike and use it as my commuter.
But now, I’ve seen a few gravel races/rides in the area that might be cool to check out.
So the question is what to get…gravel bike or a cross bike? Can I use the gravel bike at cross races or a cross bike at gravel races? Should I get a gravel bike and then get multiple wheels for the different rides (commuting/gravel/cross).
I don’t anticipate being good enough to race UCI events ever in my life, so really looking for the “one bike to run them all.”
Opinions are valued!
Thank you all for your help!