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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:24 am 
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PeeBeds wrote:
You can ride MTB's in a cross race (as long as it isnt the Three Peaks) but you put yourself at an immediate dissadvantage. Cross courses tend to be fairly flat and fast, with little rough or technical ground. Much quicker to be ridden on 700c wheels.


You can get adapters which bolt onto MTB Canti mounts and let you run 700C wheels on a 26" frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:30 am 
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 Post subject: cyclo cross bikes
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:30 pm 
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its not true that you can use MTB in cross races
the rules vary from area to area and you are not allowed in national competitions.
dont think you can use them in the Welsh CU races
we allow anykind of bike in our TLI races but no spare ones only wheels.
have to say that cross bikes are easier and faster to ride than MTB on most cross courses, just like a road bike is faster than a mtb on the road.


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Posted elsewhere but here's the IF that got me round the 3 Peaks earlier this year and the ex Rabobank team Colnago.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:05 pm 
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My Fort CX bike with Columbus Foco steel frame, Sintema carbon fork and lots of 1990s components [1] being used in anger here;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60525/4261610221/
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[1] Although the Mavic 840 rear mech kicked the bucket at Hillingdon last weekend. :(


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