Do I need a front brake?
New to cross, but not bikes. I rode BMX for a long time, but recently thought I would try racing cross.
I will be running single speed, I'm just not a big fan of running a geared bike.
I'm riding a Rob Roy frameset with Formula hubs laced to Mavic Open Pros.. (are these too heavy for racing)? I'm also going to use flat bars.. which I know many people don't favor, but I'd like to try a race with them before switching to drops or mustache bars. I thought flats would make me feel more comfortable since I'm coming from BMX.
I'm only running a rear v-brake. Only because, at first, I didn't have enough money to get a front brake setup. I've been riding the bike for over a month now on some mountain bike trails and kind of forgot about it. Is it necessary to have a front brake?