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Old 09-13-12, 10:48 PM
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Flat Bar Cross Bike

Anyone running a flat bar cross bike? Looking at taking my hybrid as far as I can take it cheaply before just buying a cx bike but don't want to invest in a drop conversion. I'd love to see some pics of what people have done!
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I've done it for commuting but I race on a bike with drops. There are several racers locally who race with flat bars, many who are in front of me. Just get out and race.
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I never raced it like this, but it was very comfortable for commuting. The Cross Check geometry works fairly well with flat bars.

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non UCI , US PRO, races you will be fine.. just have the regulations kicking in
if you want to match efforts with the top riders..

not racing at all , its just another hybrid..
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Think I'm just going to throw some 33mm on my Sirrus and give it a shot at a few races.
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I never raced it like this, but it was very comfortable for commuting. The Cross Check geometry works fairly well with flat bars.

That is a very nice bike. It shows why Surlys are SO popular. Great job
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I have my cheap Nashbar cross bike set up with flat bars, seems to work okay. I mean it's easier to turn with the flat bars, and easier to ride single track with.
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