If I were to CROSS...what do I need to know?

Discussion in 'Rides, Races and Events' started by David Taylor, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. David Taylor

    David Taylor Rex kwan Do

    Another year and I am still CXcurious. I have 4 race bike options. Top Fuel MTB geared, Superfly SS MTB , Domane road bike with 28mm tires or fixie road bike. I am thinking Hippocross as Lambertville rocks! If I do gears what class do I enter?
     
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  2. pearl

    pearl THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING Team MTBNJ Halter's

    LOL show up on your road bike for epic ness

    @Delish made a post a while ago isn't it a sticky somewhere?

    Run the geared mtb, what is your race cat on usac? You could auto upgrade to cat 3 if you are cat 1 mtb.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, or do cat 5 as a noob. But with your fitness you'd be fine racing cat 3
     
  3. jShort

    jShort Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Glen Gardner
    Try to borrow a cross bike. If not, the trek fuel.

    I'm not sure what rules say with regards to going from MTB to cx, but I think the 4s or 40+ 4s would be the right place to dip your toes.
     
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  4. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    stay out of the 4/5 40+ race. bad things will happen.

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  5. Mountain Bike Mike

    Mountain Bike Mike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bordentown
    Oh - throw out all that long endurance fit and go buy some short high end hammer fitness. Like 10-20 second hammer strength
     
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  6. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
  7. MadisonDan

    MadisonDan Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Madison, NJ
    So which race will you be doing?? Time's running out!!
     
  8. scotth

    scotth Active Member

    Location:
    South River
    Hey Dave, Think we met in the bike shop the other day. Which class would you ride? Cross is so fun...If you're fast or not there's always action. Your family can pretty much see you the whole time and it's less than an hour, so it doesn't take much of your day. I have a VanDessel you could use for a race, I do 40+ 4/5, but could ride a different race if it would work out for you.
     
  9. David Taylor

    David Taylor Rex kwan Do

    Apple cross!
     
  10. David Taylor

    David Taylor Rex kwan Do

    Thanks! Think I will start with apple cross and my rigid ss. Ss vs fatbikes class. I’ll be racing woods hollow earlier in the day.
     
  11. MadisonDan

    MadisonDan Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Madison, NJ
    Cool deal.
    I can't make that one. You should check out Bubble also.
     

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