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    Barn burner bike?

    Does anyone know the trail that the Barn Burner is on this weekend would be conducive to a cro-mo 29er Hardtail? I'll be part of a 4-man team so I'll only be doing around 25 miles but I don't know if the terrain is really rocky or smooth. For reference, I had no problem at the 24 Hours of Fury and I ride Hawes without any comfort issues on my Hardtail.

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    barn burner is mostly smooth fire road. 29er hardtail is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homey View Post
    Does anyone know the road that the Barn Burner is on this weekend would be conducive to a cro-mo 29er Hardtail? I'll be part of a 4-man team so I'll only be doing around 25 miles but I don't know if the terrain is really rocky or smooth. For reference, I had no problem at the 24 Hours of Fury and I ride Hawes without any comfort issues on my Hardtail.

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    Fixed it for you.

    100% fire road, and practically zero tech. Suspension (at least rear suspension) is overkill. Outside of one small area, there are no real bumpy areas.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Bring gears....no matter what the skunk above says.....

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    I've used a cross bike before on that course (prolly not again), and it was great for all but one tiny section while at max speed. Gears and suspension are NOT needed for a fast lap time, but good legs to keep up with some cat 1 racers are recommended.

    Good luck this weekend!

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    trek madone
    Bender to AZDog: I'm not the best person to give advice on not riding!

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