cyclocross did not evolve from mountain biking and cyclocross
You're right, it was mountain biking and road biking... [as far as the hybridization of the bike is concerned]
Via Wiki. It's a generally-known fact that this sport is a hybrid of MTB and Road biking. Look at the bikes. Essentially road bike with larger tires and canti-brakes. My point was that Fixed Gear freestyling will see similar cross-hybridization as well. We lost the drop bars, use MTB stems and 28c tires all while keeping 700c and the fixed wheel. "Cyclo-cross has some obvious parallels with cross-country cycling and criterium racing. Many of the best cyclo-cross riders cross train in other cycling disciplines. However, cyclo-cross has reached a size and popularity that racers are specialists and many never race anything but cyclo-cross races. Cyclo-cross bicycles are similar to racing bicycles: lightweight, with narrow tires and drop handlebars. However, they also share characteristics with mountain bicycles in that they utilize knobby tread tires for traction, and cantilever style brakes for clearance needed due to muddy conditions. They have to be lightweight because competitors need to carry their bicycle to overcome barriers or slopes too steep to climb in the saddle. The sight of competitors struggling up a muddy slope with bicycles on their shoulders is the classic image of the sport, although unridable sections are generally a very small fraction of the race distance."
point is-cyclocross is its own discipline. its not a hybrid, nor did it evolve from mtn biking and road racing
I know it's its own discipline. Not arguing that. Just stating that the bikes themselves are kind of a hybrid.
gotcha. sweet merckx btw. i gots one too.http://tarckbike.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=300
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