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    Can I ride my full suspension MTB in a Cross race?

    Hi,

    I was wondering what the rules are for cross races. Can I ride a mountain bike in a race?

    Will I be disadvantaged? Laughed at? The latter doesn't really matter but so much but it matters a little.

    Thanks.

    Sean

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    sure you can, just no bar ends allowed.

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    Really Racer?

    I'm sure you can race cross in the UK with Barends...interesting

    As to full suspension bikes...I've seen several being raced....the only disadvantage I can see is their weight, but go on, give it a go

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    Its harder to shoulder a full sus frame to run over obstacles, but dont let that stop you racing.

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    Well you can have barends but they have to be turned around, they can't be sticking forward. But if you have them, I think they will just make you take them off.

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    A MTB would be an advantage on some courses, Snow, Mud, etc.

    The "Cross Bikes" have the advantage on the flats (Bigger Gears)
    Crashing ain't so bad

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    Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to give it a go this season.

    Sean

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    It's the fight in the man Rich's Avatar
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    Let us know how you get on mate...it's a great place to start, and every race I've been to...people have been up for a laugh.

    Cheers

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