Cross-country mountain biking

What Is Cross Country | XC MTB Explained

What is cross country? How do you train? What do you wear? We answer all your burning XC related questions in this video.

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Cross country, its athletes, its formats and the best way to train explained in this video from Scott.

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The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between.

With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on:

- How to ride faster with expert knowledge
- Fix everything with pro know-how
- Ride anything with world-cup winning skills
- Dial in your bike with bike set-up advice
- In-depth entertaining features
- Chat, opinion and interact with us on the Dirt Shed Show

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XC Race KMC Winter Series Fontana California Expert Men Round #4 2015

Cross-Country mountain bike race in SoCal. This is lap 1 of 3 in the Expert Men category. I finished 1st.

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Best action from the Cairns Mountain Bike Cross Country Eliminator

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The Cairns event of the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup brought together top mountain bikers from around the world for a muddy eliminator match. Riders were faced with big rocks, thick roots, and steep terrain along with a series of step-downs and drops which demanded some seriously technical riding. Check out some of the top clips from the event!
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Top 5 - XC Mountain Bikes 2018

Long thought of as the purveyance of skinny folk who like wearing lycra, cross country bikes are becoming more versatile and dare we say it, more fun, whilst retaining all of that lung searing speed.

Here are 5 fresh bikes we think are well worth a look in 2018.

How To Set Up Your Cross Country Bike | Mountain Bike Maintenance

Often over looked, setting up a cross country bike is a vital if you are planning long rides. A badly set up saddle or bars can result in hours of aches and pains and can ruin a ride. So check out Scotty's pro tips on how to correctly set up you Cross Country Mountain Bike to get the most out of your rides.

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Setting up a Cross Country Bike is vital to avoid aches and pains. Cross Country bikes tend to be less forgiving with less suspension and smaller tyres, so having your bike set up correctly allows the forces of the ground to be absorbed by the body and puts the rider in the best position for pedalling.

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The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between.

With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on:

- How to ride faster with expert knowledge
- Fix everything with pro know-how
- Ride anything with world-cup winning skills
- Dial in your bike with bike set-up advice
- In-depth entertaining features
- Chat, opinion and interact with us on the Dirt Shed Show

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Retro Vs Modern – The Cross Country Mountain Bike Race

A 90s Klein hardtail vs the latest Canyon Grand Canyon XC bike – what's the difference out on the trail?

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It's clear that bikes have progressed in the last 20 years, but, how much faster are modern day cross country bikes compared to one from 20 years ago?

Neil and Scott decided to put it to the test.

The moral of the story? Riding mountain bikes is fun: ride the bike that you can get your hands on.

Filmed at Bike Park Wales

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The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between.

With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on:

- How to ride faster with expert knowledge
- Fix everything with pro know-how
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How Much Slower is My Trail Bike vs My Cross Country Bike?

In yet another trail vs XC bike, I time 2 laps on my cross country mountain bike (Niner RKT9 RDO) and then 2 laps on my trail bike (2018 Giant Trance Advance 1). This tests was done on cross country type trails.

8 Reasons To Ride Cross Country On Your Mountain Bike

Cross Country has been around for years in the MTB world and is one of our favourite types of riding. Whether it's long endurance singletrack or high intensity laps Cross Country is a riding discipline everyone can enjoy! So these are Neil's Top Ten reasons to ride Cross Country.

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Whether it's long endurance singletrack or high intensity laps Cross Country is a riding discipline everyone can enjoy! It's gets the heart rate going, doesn't any chair lifts or uplifts and can be done over any type on terrain!

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The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between.

With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on:

- How to ride faster with expert knowledge
- Fix everything with pro know-how
- Ride anything with world-cup winning skills
- Dial in your bike with bike set-up advice
- In-depth entertaining features
- Chat, opinion and interact with us on the Dirt Shed Show

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2017 U.S. Mountain Bike National Championships - Pro Men XC

Pro Men racing the XC during the National Championships at Snowshoe, WV on Sunday July 23, 2017. The opening clip is just after the start. Then comes clips from different points throughout the race. Howard Grotts would be the winner.

Trail Bike Vs XC Bike With Annie Last

What's the difference between our all round Trail bikes and an Olympic XC Race set up?

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Annie Last GB Olympian and Pro XC Racer dropped in and we did a comparison...

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The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between.

With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on:

- How to ride faster with expert knowledge
- Fix everything with pro know-how
- Ride anything with world-cup winning skills
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Cross Country VS Enduro Mountain Bike Race | The Ultimate MTB Battle

This is Cross Country VS Enduro. The Ultimate Mountain Bike battle. Scotty Laughland and his Canyon Exceed VS Neil Donoghue and his GT Sanction. This is going to be one of the closest battles we've had so far...

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Enduro Mountain Biking is the newest cycling discipline on the block. Cross Country is one of the oldest, but both take on a similar courses. Watch Neil and Scotty battle it out to see which is faster.

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Retro Vs Modern Cross Country: 📹

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With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on:

- How to ride faster with expert knowledge
- Fix everything with pro know-how
- Ride anything with world-cup winning skills
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Cycling - Mountain Bike - Men | London 2012 Olympic Games

CM02 - Men - Cycling Mountain Bike - 12 August 2012 - London 2012 Olympic Games

Complete coverage of the Men's Mountain Bike from London 2012.

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Top 5 - Cross Country Mountain Bikes 2016

Every race-whippet needs a bike to match, here are the five new bikes we're most excited to ride in 2016.

Cross Country vs Trail Mountain Bike

This video will explain the difference between a cross country mountain bike and a trail bike. This is a common question raised by those purchasing a new mountain bike, especially those new to the sport.

How To Train For Cross Country | Mountain Bike Pro Tips With Liam Killeen

So you want to take your cross country riding to the next level, maybe you want to race! We caught up with common wealth gold medalist Liam Kileen to get some advice on how to train for XC.

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The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between.

With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on:

- How to ride faster with expert knowledge
- Fix everything with pro know-how
- Ride anything with world-cup winning skills
- Dial in your bike with bike set-up advice
- In-depth entertaining features
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XC Full Race: 2017 KMC Winter Series Fontana California Feb. 4th

Cross-Country Mountain Bike Racing in Fontana California! Round #3 of the KMC Winter Series. At the start for 3 laps: Pro Men, Pro Women and Vet Pro.

I finished 8th in 1:24:56

This was my first race of the year. It's my first season in the Pro category; it's not going to be pretty. Stay tuned for the carnage!

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Top 5 Cross Country Mountain Bike Race Tips With Liam Killeen

Perfect your cross-country racing with these 5 tips from Olympian and pro MTB XC racer Liam Killeen.

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A lot of racing is down to race craft. Race craft is the little habits and routines that you do during a race and in preparation. Liam Killeen outlines some of his most important tips for racing.

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The Global Mountain Bike Network is the best MTB YouTube channel, with videos for everyone who loves dirt: from the full-faced helmet downhill mountain biker to the lycra-clad cross country rider along with everyone and anyone in between.

With the help of our pro and ex-pro riding team we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better mountain biker, including videos on:

- How to ride faster with expert knowledge
- Fix everything with pro know-how
- Ride anything with world-cup winning skills
- Dial in your bike with bike set-up advice
- In-depth entertaining features
- Chat, opinion and interact with us on the Dirt Shed Show

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Top 5 - XC Mountain Bikes 2017

Cross country is alive and well, with bikes becoming more capable at tackling the increasingly technical courses. Here's 5 we think are well worth a look for 2017.

XC Team Relay - 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships / Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic

The UCI Mountain Bike World Championships for cross-country get under way in Nove Mesto na Morave, in the Czech Republic. Titles will be awarded in three events: cross-country Eliminator (XCE), team relay (XCR) and cross-country Olympic (XCO). This will be the first time the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships take place in the Czech Republic.

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