Cross Country Vs Monstercross | Blake's Lycra Showdown

Cross Country Vs Monstercross | Blake's Lycra Showdown

Which is better? A Cross Country bike or a Monstercross bike? Blake took his Canyon Exceed and Nukeproof Digger to shred some single track and send some bike park trails on the Isle of Wight to find out ๐Ÿค˜

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50 Comments

  1. Vincent Allard on November 22, 2022 at 5:29 am

    @blake still loving the nukeproof? Contemplating ordering one and was curious about the long term review.

  2. Ben Michelmore on November 22, 2022 at 5:29 am

    This is my local forest

  3. fluffy1973 on November 22, 2022 at 5:30 am

    great video ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ

  4. Global Mountain Bike Network on November 22, 2022 at 5:31 am

    Do you want to see more of Blake in Lycra? Where should he ride his cross bike next? Let us know below

  5. AMSADIQUE SADIQUE on November 22, 2022 at 5:33 am

    This isn’t a cross bike, it’s a gravel bike

  6. Francis Delpilar on November 22, 2022 at 5:34 am

    Why the road bike was can go to trails

  7. Peter Innes on November 22, 2022 at 5:35 am

    Letโ€™s see the same video, but Blake on a beach cruiser and a 20 BMX

  8. Jason E on November 22, 2022 at 5:35 am

    Watched this with trepidation having ordered the digger a month. Phew – for my riding, it looks perfect. Flexible, fun, fast and no jumps. Just another 2 months to wait.

  9. shinerider on November 22, 2022 at 5:36 am

    Just rode my SS Monster-ross bike. Old mtb, with 29er rims, 2.1 tires, and drop bars. Road/doubletrack/singletrack/gravel. Was so fun to ride!

  10. IrgendWer on November 22, 2022 at 5:39 am

    so basically mtb vs gravel

  11. samuel caillault on November 22, 2022 at 5:40 am

    Hello did we try to have the XC bike with a similar chain ring as the cross bike and thinner tires to have kind of hybride?

  12. Brian G on November 22, 2022 at 5:42 am

    I’d like to know what size gravel tires you have on that NukeProof bike?

  13. David Pavely on November 22, 2022 at 5:44 am

    I’d buy a pint for all 3 of you and 1 for me

  14. Justin Seau on November 22, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Blake doing a two person job.

  15. Gonzalo Sevilla on November 22, 2022 at 5:50 am

    Than canyon is so sick but the grip shift made me spit my drink out๐Ÿ˜‘

  16. MR SUBARU on November 22, 2022 at 5:51 am

    You’re so funny dude,love it great video’s thanks guys

  17. Ryan Dalumpines on November 22, 2022 at 5:52 am

    I want a bike like yours the canyon but i dont have enough money
    Lol

  18. Oscar Bueno on November 22, 2022 at 5:52 am

    What type of beer were you drinking hahaha

  19. Neil Beni on November 22, 2022 at 5:52 am

    Best video ive watched to date ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ˜ฒ

  20. Lasse Babba on November 22, 2022 at 5:55 am

    The talk about ideally putting a suspension fork on the gravel bike says it all – what a silly fad ๐Ÿ˜„

  21. RoScFan on November 22, 2022 at 5:58 am

    Until 30 minutes ago when looked it up on wikipedia I geniunely didn’t think xc and cx were actual bicycle terms. I thought no way 2 different types of bicycles are literally named mirror images of each other… It’s like making a joke… xc bikes and cx bikes… what a joke…

    But more to the point, the actual physical difference between the two is a joke! What’s the difference between the cx and xc bike? As far as i can tell… the cx bike doesn’t have suspensions and has drop handle bars… I mean swap the fork between the two bicycles and you can’t tell them apart…. or am I wrong?

  22. Scartoons on November 22, 2022 at 5:58 am

    I’m a roadie with a new CD bike. Blake may just convert me to full mtb! (For the winter)

  23. Legacy Gaming Inc. on November 22, 2022 at 5:59 am

    2:18 ๐Ÿคฃ

  24. Manny Echaluce on November 22, 2022 at 5:59 am

    Since Blake is presenting two types of Cross bike he needed to dress like a cross dresser, valid excuse….

  25. Ronaldo Mac on November 22, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Blake mate you are a great presenter and as a salesman you could probably talk me into buying any bike ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. shakelhf on November 22, 2022 at 6:01 am

    And so, which of these bikes would you regale a pint of beer? (Smile.)

  27. John Carlo on November 22, 2022 at 6:01 am

    First time I’ve seen xc bike jumping that big and not breaking.

  28. Onkar Indurkar on November 22, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Whoever is named the video don’t understand what MONSTERCROSS means. ๐Ÿ‘Ž

  29. MysticScavenger on November 22, 2022 at 6:01 am

    Try getting a negative stem on the xc bike i think it will match it for some speed

  30. DaddyShrek on November 22, 2022 at 6:02 am

    it’s so weird seeing a grip shifter on a $2000(?) carbon mountain bike

  31. Senior Cycling on November 22, 2022 at 6:02 am

    Had to go back and watch. You canโ€™t be mistaken for a roadie. Those are the widest drop bars in the history of mankind.

  32. Brian Williams on November 22, 2022 at 6:02 am

    I would go for the cross country bike, I like flat bars.

  33. Mike Michaels on November 22, 2022 at 6:02 am

    smuggling plums

  34. asylumDAYS on November 22, 2022 at 6:03 am

    Finally, Lycra Blake ๐Ÿ˜‚

  35. Jacob Dalgaard Nielsen on November 22, 2022 at 6:03 am

    I would choose dropbars on my MTB. The best from both worlds

  36. Manny Echaluce on November 22, 2022 at 6:05 am

    Rumor is to save weight on carrying food Blake just snacks on Tree leaves, it has been reported that he ate an entire tree to get it out of the way of his jump….

  37. Moritz on November 22, 2022 at 6:07 am

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  38. Jeo Ocampo on November 22, 2022 at 6:07 am

    i bought crosscountry because its cheaper in our country ๐Ÿ˜‚

  39. Cupidon on November 22, 2022 at 6:09 am

    2:20 ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‘…

  40. MENGULLO, JUSHUA S. on November 22, 2022 at 6:09 am

    i am choosing the XC and make it 2x conversion

  41. Mark McLenaghan on November 22, 2022 at 6:11 am

    I enjoy my cross country bike. But am interested in cross bike as well.

  42. jmounce50 on November 22, 2022 at 6:12 am

    Dude shredded on that CX bike – mind blown at your mad skills. Both of those pints are well earned!

  43. Lyle Hoanshelt on November 22, 2022 at 6:14 am

    my choice is Xc

  44. Derrick Quintal on November 22, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Blake’s riding looks sped up at normal speed and normal human during slow mos.

  45. Nippi Taboy on November 22, 2022 at 6:17 am

    Cross country vs Country cross

  46. Nick Csuki on November 22, 2022 at 6:19 am

    Intro to XC vs cyclocross starts, uses them both as a trail bike. My point, buy a trail bike…

  47. Brian Chibbaro on November 22, 2022 at 6:21 am

    Great!

  48. Federal Deli on November 22, 2022 at 6:22 am

    Xc Mountain bike all day ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป

  49. Marsy 3d on November 22, 2022 at 6:23 am

    Not a Monstercross bike. Monstercross bikes have front suspension on a slacker hardtail frame.

  50. MTB lunatic on November 22, 2022 at 6:23 am

    Xc bikes look really amazing.

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