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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
YES!
1) The first into a singletrack section is (usually) the first out
2) The front person doesn't have to breathe dirt for the entire duration of the race
3) Nobody to crash right in front of you (there are more falls in mtb racing)
I'm getting into XC racing as well this fall, if I can find a bike that meets my needs.

Interesting piece of advice from a friend who races the Pro/Semi-Pro series around here:

"Just make sure you can bunny hop a body, dude. Ain't no one wants to get taken out running over another person.
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