8 Reasons To Ride Cross Country On Your Mountain Bike

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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50 Comments

  1. Jack Harman on October 10, 2020 at 4:04 am

    No lol



  2. Esther Dyachuk on October 10, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Dirt jumper/ free rider for life here. Sure cross country is a good way to get fit/ increase endurance but it is not as fun. Speed is key, catching big air, way better. Also you cant really do a lot of jumps and drops on a cross country bike it would break.



  3. Lewis Earl on October 10, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Can scotty do a video on 5 reasons not to pedal in a manual



  4. Richard Garza on October 10, 2020 at 4:13 am

    # 9… One can meet wonderful folks as yourself.



  5. namewastaken360 on October 10, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Eat and drink way more? Sold!



  6. Marco Scheider on October 10, 2020 at 4:15 am

    i cant stop riding XC since i bought my Cannondale F-Si, this beast made me addicted



  7. benedict Kosman on October 10, 2020 at 4:17 am

    Do you think that the trek superfly 5 is a good bike for ruff stuff so ass jumping around?



  8. Carlos * on October 10, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Hey, do u live in Spain right?



  9. Hackiem Shavar on October 10, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Too short of a video!!!



  10. Tech Support on October 10, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Also hardtails are cheaper



  11. Michael von Arx on October 10, 2020 at 4:19 am

    reason 1, fun, reason 2 fun…



  12. rafael milla koch on October 10, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Idea 1: PEDALLLINGGG!!!!!!



  13. Plane Ranger on October 10, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Nice vid Neil that lunch looks awesome fella .good reason to go Xc



  14. El Momo Momo on October 10, 2020 at 4:24 am

    Its the feeling of freedom when riding a lightweight but capable bike which allows you to go wherever you want!



  15. Pierce Waln on October 10, 2020 at 4:24 am

    What is that app, for your stats of riding?



  16. Jack Fairclough on October 10, 2020 at 4:25 am

    What app was that at the end?



  17. Campbell Altenburg on October 10, 2020 at 4:25 am

    #arks GMBN anything what would happen is if you put the rouge size tier on a rim



  18. MrHaxann on October 10, 2020 at 4:27 am

    and by loads of food you mean a meal for 4



  19. Adam Peters on October 10, 2020 at 4:27 am

    What’s that app called?



  20. rafael milla koch on October 10, 2020 at 4:29 am

    Top 8 ideas why to not ride more crosscountry .



  21. Phil Anderson on October 10, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Great vid. People seem to be flocking these days to enduro bikes, or plus bikes with lots of travel, while forgetting a lot of fun can be had on the flats, or tight, twisty, undulating terrain where an XC bike excels. Not to mention uphills, which are vastly better on an XC bike.

    If you’re not sure, try to test ride an XC bike with a relatively relaxed front end, or a little more travel, as opposed to a pure racer, and go for it.

    If still not sure, I would tell people though that you can do almost all he was doing here on a regular Trail bike, as long as it’s not overly heavy.

    Caveat emptor.



  22. bitumen83 on October 10, 2020 at 4:32 am

    There is no XC, Enduro,Trail, AM…there is only Mountain Biking!



  23. dish on October 10, 2020 at 4:33 am

    I’m not to happy with my xc bike today, I pushed it to its limits. I went off a 4ft drop, my rear shock bottomed out and all the force was transferred in to my feet, which resulted in a sprained ankle and now I can’t ride for 2 weeks.



  24. Jonathan Sias on October 10, 2020 at 4:34 am

    I like eating loads of food.



  25. Kalen Konrad on October 10, 2020 at 4:35 am

    Can only think of 8 XZd



  26. marcalving 17 on October 10, 2020 at 4:35 am

    ahhh.xc.what goes up,must come down;)



  27. Tom Connery on October 10, 2020 at 4:36 am

    You could ride even further on a road bike… 😜



  28. dyunn2 on October 10, 2020 at 4:39 am

    Nice gmbn jacket, wish i could have 1



  29. Hughston Bloomfield on October 10, 2020 at 4:41 am

    LOL the last line cracked me up πŸ˜€ TBH Neil eats more than I do haha



  30. Rafael de Elvira TΓ©llez on October 10, 2020 at 4:41 am

    What Northwave shoes is Neil wearing? they look amazing!



  31. Rick Biessman on October 10, 2020 at 4:41 am

    I need to correct you, Neil. That view is’nt nice. It’s SUPER NICE!



  32. carlos rides on October 10, 2020 at 4:43 am

    what was Neil eating? Looked good



  33. Nuno Sousa on October 10, 2020 at 4:44 am

    its good to climb and meet new friends



  34. dyunn2 on October 10, 2020 at 4:46 am

    Nice gmbn jacket, wish i could have one



  35. Kristen on October 10, 2020 at 4:50 am

    nice Video πŸš΅πŸ‘



  36. Bryntin on October 10, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Done a mixed cross country yesterday, was too tight to put the fuel in the car to go to the local "trail centre" so just jumped on the bike and rode the bridle/by ways



  37. Francesco 2000 on October 10, 2020 at 4:53 am

    But it’s a trail bike



  38. Ricky Wood on October 10, 2020 at 4:55 am

    You dont have to be a rich boy tosser with a trust fund and a 4×4



  39. John Carlo Luis on October 10, 2020 at 4:55 am

    Questions.

    Can I use XC for enduro race?

    How high/long of a jump/drop can a full sus 100 mm aluminum safely do?

    Why dont we call XC as enduro? Surely the endurance of XC is longer than that of an enduro.



  40. MTBdropIN on October 10, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Dude, I so just learned how awesome cross country is the feeling after climbing 2000 plus feet in a single session is one of the most rewarding feelings one could have!!!! Has anyone else felt the feeling???



  41. Hariz Nurhakim on October 10, 2020 at 4:56 am

    I have a Marzocchi rear shock that does not really work. I can squish the shock a bit and that’s about it. I do not get any rebound at all and I think my rebound adjuster and the shock could be broken. What am I supposed to do? #askGMBN



  42. Khyren Hoskovec on October 10, 2020 at 4:57 am

    1 reason not to. Its xc



  43. Nathan Troon on October 10, 2020 at 4:58 am

    #askGMBN Trousers for MTB? and if so what kind of disciplines conditions would they best be suited for?



  44. David Ryan on October 10, 2020 at 4:58 am

    askgmbn: is 130mm travel upfront on a Norfolk fluid 7.2 enough for downhill



  45. Kefi on October 10, 2020 at 4:59 am

    I wish I had a bike



  46. cristiano mastrojeni on October 10, 2020 at 4:59 am

    #gmbn why not do a video about 8 reasons not! to ride cross cauntry #nothinglikedownhill



  47. Global Mountain Bike Network on October 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

    What are your top reasons to ride XC?



  48. BAHNBOSS - on October 10, 2020 at 5:01 am

    what app was he using at the end?



  49. Jack Bolsover on October 10, 2020 at 5:01 am

    What was the app you were using for seeing how far you’ve ridden, ect? Does anyone know?



  50. Jordi Diego on October 10, 2020 at 5:01 am

    This was in Malaga!! Those shrimps with garlic show you were in Spain