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Cycol-cross

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by littlered, 26 Aug 2007.

  1. littlered

    littlered New Member

    What is Cyclo-cross? Sorry I dont know (have to start somewhere);)
     
  2. col

    col Veteran

    Its racer type bikes with slimmer knobblies and better clearances than a normal road type frame,used on the rough,a bit like mountain bikes.
     
  3. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    it used to be on TV all the time years ago....but the mountian biking Cross Country is more popular...although Cyclo Cross still has it's admiring fans. ;)
     
  4. Big T

    Big T Über Member

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Cyclo-cross is cross country running on a bike. Usually on a 3-4 km circuit in parkland or woodland. Races last about an hour. Courses are mostly rideable but there are places where you have to run - obstacles, very steep hills.

    It's great fun but physically quite demanding and you need to learn some new skills like dismounting and shouldering the bike.
     
  5. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Location:
    Bury, Lancashire
    Mud, and more mud.... traffic free circuit racing with a soft-ish crash landing etc.

    Bikes: traditional cyclo X bikes usually have drop bars, cantilever brakes and often utilise bar end shifters for changing gear. A lot of people ride informal 'fun' events on hard tail mtbs though, or in fact any bike that will get round a lumpy muddy field without beating you up too much.

    Went to watch a local club event once where there appeared to be a fairly even mix of men, women and children doing the course. It looked like it was great fun and a good workout on a winters morning.