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Old 09-11-19, 10:30 PM
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SSCX bike regulations?

My apologies if this isn't the right forum, but I haven't found an answer elsewhere. Are there any rules governing bikes and tires for SSCX, or is it pretty much anything goes? For example, can I run a 43mm 650b wheelset? Could I run a SSMTB? Thanks!
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Old 09-11-19, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by cormacf View Post
My apologies if this isn't the right forum, but I haven't found an answer elsewhere. Are there any rules governing bikes and tires for SSCX, or is it pretty much anything goes? For example, can I run a 43mm 650b wheelset? Could I run a SSMTB? Thanks!
If its not a uci race, run what you brung. If anything you see more flatbars in sscx than drop bars
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Old 09-12-19, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
If its not a uci race, run what you brung. If anything you see more flatbars in sscx than drop bars
Thanks. So to confirm then, single speed is not UCI sanctioned?
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Originally Posted by cormacf View Post
Thanks. So to confirm then, single speed is not UCI sanctioned?
Sscx is just single speed cyclocross. Did you mean sscxwc? That is a uci race
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Technically its limited to 33mm. But the races I do are pretty laid back, and people just run whatever they have (including mountain bikes). Maybe if you are taking podium in a UCI race, someone might protest - but most of the time CX people just want to have fun.

Ultimately that is a question for the race organizers.
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What chas58 said. I'd check with the organizers to be sure, there are usually rules about having 2 brakes and no forward-facing extensions, but I would bet that they're going to be fine with whatever you show up on. My local race series will even let you ride a geared bike with zip-tied shifters in the SS race.
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