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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 11-19-08, 05:29 PM   #1
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Would this work?

I'm already getting anxious for the next road racing season, and need something to do in between. The problem is I don't have a cross specific bike. For my road races and road riding I use my tarmac. On rainy days I use my Windsor Leeds from bikes direct. I thought that maybe I could use my leeds for cross races, but I don't think there is enough room for a treaded tire.

Which leaves me with the one option of using a gary fisher steel mountain bike. How would this workout?
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Old 11-19-08, 07:23 PM   #2
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The best cross racers have resourcefulness and a can-do attitude.
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I see plenty of MTB riders in cross races.
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The best cross racers have resourcefulness and a can-do attitude.
I know I shouldn't encourage smart ass remarks, but this is pretty funny.
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Old school rigid mountain bikes can do pretty decent for cross. Narrower tires with an appropriate tread help as will dumping any excess weight. If you don't mind the work, fussing with the gear train to optimize gearing will also drop some weight.
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