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Mtb bike swithch to CX(2 posts)

Mtb bike swithch to CXPolar
Oct 25, 2002 5:13 PM
Will this be a good idea, use drop handlebar,narrow tire to CX? or it's better use road bike to CX
re: Mtb bike swithch to CXatpjunkie
Oct 25, 2002 6:42 PM
easier and more efficient to go MTB to CX than road. Most roadbikes won't convert real well. All you have to do on an MTB is take off the bar ends (if applicable) and get some skinnier tires. Next put a rigid fork on (not necessary but appreciated after an hour of portage) if you plan to fully convert, take the inner chainring off and put some drops. If you want to be MTB-cx retroswank find some Nitto DirtDrops bars. Super wide and strong, very popular amongst MTBers in the 80's. Rivendell cycles carries them.
good luck and have fun