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    Pitch pro xc race?

    Has anybody ever raced or raced against a spesh pitch pro in a XC race. I'm interested in racing my pitch, but am tentative secondary to the extra weight. Pease let me know what you guys think?

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    Try it and have fun. What's that worst that could happen? I have seen guys racing on Enduro SLs, but not on a pitch, but I have seen some pretty burly all-mountain type bikes that definitely weren't XC. I say go for it.

    Remember: It's not about the bike.
    "Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?"

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    All about the engine , not the bike .

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    Ill give it go. I guess I have all fall and winter to train anyway. thanks for the reply.

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    Go at it..

    If it's for fun you'll enjoy it...
    I finished my first 30K race this september,just to measure myself...
    My ride is an Enduro SL Comp,weighs almost 32 pounds.
    I came up 15th out of 43 in my age category { 19-39 }
    I was fine up to 20K but from there I gave up more than 6 spot...
    Now I'm planning to sell my Enduro and buy an Epic or Top Fuel..
    Oh yeah I'm a very competitive person....
    I think it's not just a weight but also the geometry too...
    I was amazed how nimble the hardtails were , it was really hard to keep up with them on the tight twisty sections...
    All in all it was a HUUUUGE FUN and I'm hooked!!
    Give it a try you won't regret...
    Ps:
    I know most of the time it's not the bike but more likely the engine...
    I think a more xc oriented bike will take me a bit closer to the front...
    I hope

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    the bike plays a huge roll.. most people show up to xc races on xc race bikes, its just the right tool for the job. the same rider on a 6 inch bike and 3 inch bike will post different times.

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    if you are out for some fun, go for it!

    one suggestion: get a proper fit done so that you don't damage your joints/connective tissue while training and racing. your body will appreciate the preventative measures!

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