This depends on twothings: What is technical? Technical is a much used term, but what is it? Rocks, lose shale, baby heads, snaking singletrack, fast decents, unclimbable hills? Just because the route is rocky doesn't equate to technical. Most noobies call everything unridable, technical. Technical= technique=skilled bike handling. ie if it is too technical you need to brush up on your skills, (manuals, track stands, cornering, decents, climbing, bunnyhops, ext). A smooth singletrack with a roots section, a dropoff, and some switchbacks can be classified technical. (Groenkloof has some technical sections) What is the purpose of the race. Most technical = Downhill least technical=enduro In between are XC,marathon, ext. Always remember the longer the race the less technical it is going to be. (Unless you go for the quarter and half marathons which are for umh noobies, but then don't brag about placing well). If technique is not your stuff then get fit and ride the crater cruise, transbaviaans and 24 hour lap races. THe exception to this rule of thumb is any race in Sabie where there will always be a rocky decent or four with a washed out rut running across the road big enough to swallow a bike, but then that is Sabie.