It’s a debate that will go on for years no matter which side of the fence you sit on. The 3 Peaks is a special race though, and special gear and prep is required, as we all know.

@waterrat77 developing her #disc descending skills #3PCX pic.twitter.com/XccT32PIQA
— otleyrich (@otleyrich) August 27, 2013

@otleyrich my hands hurt! Lets hope I can wave a paint brush!

— emma osenton (@waterrat77) August 27, 2013

@otleyrich @waterrat77 @crossjunkie Without a shadow of doubt for the 3 peaks and for still-skill-developing folk.

— Dave Haygarth (@DaveHaygarth) August 27, 2013

@DaveHaygarth @otleyrich @crossjunkie can you mix them with hydraulic?

— emma osenton (@waterrat77) August 27, 2013

@DaveHaygarth @otleyrich @waterrat77 @crossjunkie Wouldn't cross-top requireness suggest overly long reach which needs fixing ?

— brant (@shedfire) August 27, 2013

@shedfire @DaveHaygarth @waterrat77 @crossjunkie not necessarily, easier on wrists on rocky #3PCX descents + another position option.

— otleyrich (@otleyrich) August 27, 2013

@otleyrich @shedfire @DaveHaygarth @waterrat77 @crossjunkie > descent soooooo much easier and faster with crosstops

— heather dawe (@heatherldawe) August 27, 2013

@heatherldawe @otleyrich @shedfire @DaveHaygarth @crossjunkie hmmm, but can I mix with the hydraulic that I want to put on rear?

— emma osenton (@waterrat77) August 27, 2013

@heatherldawe @otleyrich @shedfire @DaveHaygarth @crossjunkie and a HY-RD front?

— emma osenton (@waterrat77) August 27, 2013

@waterrat77 @heatherldawe @otleyrich @shedfire @crossjunkie Yes if it's hope or TRP because they're only hydraulic after the handlebars.

— Dave Haygarth (@DaveHaygarth) August 27, 2013

@heatherldawe @otleyrich @shedfire @DaveHaygarth @crossjunkie I'd have been better if my hands weren't spasming from MTL bashing! Owwwww!

— emma osenton (@waterrat77) August 27, 2013

@DaveHaygarth @heatherldawe @otleyrich @shedfire @crossjunkie going single front then I can have fully hydraulic brake for rear.

— emma osenton (@waterrat77) August 27, 2013

@waterrat77 @DaveHaygarth did an interesting DIY with disc a couple of years ago. Check his Flickr – its on there somewhere.

— Paul Goulden (@PaulRGoulden) August 27, 2013

@DaveHaygarth @waterrat77 @heatherldawe @otleyrich @shedfire @crossjunkie buy a mountain bike and do an MTB race instead.

— Philip Glowinski (@philipglowinski) August 27, 2013

@philipglowinski @waterrat77 @heatherldawe @otleyrich @shedfire @crossjunkie It's just a 3 peaks awkward thing. Only race u need them for.

— Dave Haygarth (@DaveHaygarth) August 27, 2013

@PaulRGoulden @waterrat77 Detail here http://t.co/aHBIGTKz4X

— Dave Haygarth (@DaveHaygarth) August 27, 2013

@DaveHaygarth @philipglowinski @waterrat77 @otleyrich @shedfire @crossjunkie proves it's special :0)

— heather dawe (@heatherldawe) August 27, 2013