450 rider on a 250?

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9/24/2019 6:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/24/2019 6:38 PM

I've followed this sport for a while and can't recall the U.S. ever putting an MX1/Open class rider on an MX2 bike at the MXoN. I think Webb elected not to go, but for example, this year could have been Anderson, Osborne and Webb, with either of those last two guys on the 250.

How do you think it would go? Looking at the rest of the top 10, if you put Barcia, Bogle or Baggett on a 250 for one race, would they beat Justin Cooper, Hampshire, Sexton, and Alex Martin?

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9/25/2019 6:51 AM

Bob Hannah was a big bike guy and rode the 125 at MXDN so was Johnny O'mara in 86 and smoked em'

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9/25/2019 7:00 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/25/2019 7:00 AM

rehan53 wrote:

I've followed this sport for a while and can't recall the U.S. ever putting an MX1/Open class rider on an MX2 bike at the ...more

Would those mentioned guys rock on 250? Yeah.

Would they beat the 250 regulars? Not sure. A lot has changed since their 250-hay day for many of them.

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the ultimate MX renegade from the east shore of the big cold pond

9/25/2019 7:02 AM

Better off with Cooper on the 250.

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9/25/2019 7:09 AM

Back when it was 125/250/500, you had guys drop down to ride the 125 a few times. Jeff Ward in 88 (after riding the 500 in 87), Hannah in 87, Bradshaw 90 (I think).

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9/25/2019 7:20 AM

It’s can work well in certain circumstances. 2014 and 2016 MX2 overall was won by riders dropping down from a 450

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9/25/2019 9:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/25/2019 9:28 AM

RG1 wrote:

It’s can work well in certain circumstances. 2014 and 2016 MX2 overall was won by riders dropping down from a 450

Who? Trying to find out myself but only finding team results. Edit: Searle and Van Horbeek.

Guess I was asking why the USA doesn’t do it.

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9/25/2019 9:59 AM

With the current format the 250 rider is the biggest factor for the team to win.

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