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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 10-12-05, 09:52 AM   #1
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fixed gear

1. Can you race a fixed gear in cyclocross in a offical race --USCF race
2. Is a brake required by USCF?

I know rule vary by event. I can Time trial my fixed gear legally, but I cannot race it in a crit. I can road race in unofficial races only on a fixed gear.

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Old 10-12-05, 09:57 AM   #2
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not sure about uscf, but there's a guy who's been killing it in the socal cross races on a fixed gear. he won the men's elite last race. freakin' impressive.
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Pretty sure you can run fixed at most races. I recently rode my pista using a
freewheel & no one noticed (or cared) that I was only running a front brake.
Later I crashed and had to disengage my brake so I finished the race riding
a brakeless singlespeed (!)

I was told that bullhorns are not allowed as they are considered similar to
bar ends which apparently pose a safety risk.

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