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Old 06-15-06, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
Well OP was asking about cat1/2 races. At that level people do train a lot and have some natural ability. I don't think just any bike will do to be competitive at that level. Although for like cat5, you are right.

The Manitoba racers I was referring to were cat 1/2 racers.

I was a Cat4 racer ... riding an old cyclocross-like bicycle which was way too big for me. It doesn't take that much to move up through those levels.

Of course it does depend where you are in the world ... the Saskatchewan and Ontario cat 1/2 racers used to come to the Manitoba races and beat all our cat 1/2 racers like they were standing still.
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