Should I buy a road or cyclocross bike?

I'm not competitive, I bike mostly for fun and commuting. Calgary streets can be rough, both in condition and weather. I also worry if a road bike can handle curbs and occasional pot holes. If not I'll go for the cross. Also, how would a cross compare to a road if the treads were switched out for slicks? show more I'm not competitive, I bike mostly for fun and commuting. Calgary streets can be rough, both in condition and weather. I also worry if a road bike can handle curbs and occasional pot holes. If not I'll go for the cross.

Also, how would a cross compare to a road if the treads were switched out for slicks?
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