I've been tossing around the idea of building up either a Mooto-X with a Rohloff or a PX and although the Mooto-X/Rohloff would be 'very' cool, I think I'm going to go with the PX. Main reason being financial in that most of my gear from the Compact should as far as I can tell be able to transfer over except for the fork and brake calipers. Jon recommends going with the TRP EuroX brakes so that takes care of that but what about the fork, any suggestions?
Also have a few geometry questions. First off, I noticed the standover height is about two inches higher on the PX compared to my Compact, can someone enlighten me as to why?
Second, the headtube on the PX is shorter. For example, my 55 Compact which has what most would consider a somewhat aggressive geometry, a 137mm headtube whereas the same sized PX is only 135mm. Is there a reason for this? I understand the PX is a race bike but does that mean they are not comfortable for road work? I don't plan on riding centuries every week but I don't want to be bent over like Quasimodo all the time either. In short, is the PX comfortable enough to ride everyday?
The main attraction of the PX for me is the ability to run larger cross tires which would allow me to go places I wouldn't even consider with the Compact. There are lots of great gravel/dirt trails around here that I would love to ride and to be able to do both road work and ride the trails just by swapping out my wheels would be great. Kinda like a 'jack of all trades, master of none' sort of thing.