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Old 09-26-02, 10:17 PM   #1
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Can I ride my full suspension MTB in a Cross race?

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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.

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Old 09-27-02, 12:22 AM   #2
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sure you can, just no bar ends allowed.
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Old 09-27-02, 03:20 AM   #3
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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)
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Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to give it a go this season.

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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.

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