I'd like to try some CX to boost my short course XC training (it needs it). Can't afford a CX bike and would like to use my XC race hard tail. Seems from searching here that quite a few start this way?
Local series is the Wessex League which states I can use my MTB. Lots of races close to home
a) do I have to remove my bar ends? (I love my bar ends!)
b) how much slower is a 21lb hardtail on 2.25 ralphs with fork locked out (given an equally fit rider) on a non technical course?
c) anything else I need to know?