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    Cross-country MTB racing on a single speed

    There is no racing forum and the single speed forum seems to be 90% fixed gear topics, so I started this thread here, sorry. Next year I want to try my hand at mountain bike racing. What I wanted to do was buy a single speed over the winter and use it to race next year, I was inspired by Jericho/WTB team in the 24hrs of Adrenaline race. The reason I'm considering this is because I'm a big strong boy and I tend to leave my bike in one gear all the time anyway when trail riding. I would use my geared bike for racing but it would take at least a $1000 just to get it in half decent shape for racing, its basically the bike shop equivlent of a Walmart bike, really not worth the money it would take. Plus it is really heavy, worse then my free-ride hardtail for weight, which is fine for trail riding but it wouldn't be competative for a race. So I was wondering if I stood a chance of being competative in beginners or sport class on a single speed.
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    Sorry guys I'm just a stupid newbie, I guess there is a mountain bike racing forum, didn't see it hiding there
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    Look up Happy Fun Racing on the web, they are big on the single speed MTB thing. Be warned, their logo has a beer stein in it.
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    Thanks for the link.
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    Singlespeed racing is also cheaper ... as in the registration fee.

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