Cross Country Race Bike Vs Down Country Bike | Which Is Faster For XC?

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XC races are becoming more and more technical, especially on the descents. That, coupled with a growing trend for 'underbiking,' has resulted in the Down Country bike. But which is fastest around a technical Cross Country race loop? An XC thoroughbred, or a beefed up DC bike? We found out with the help of Merida's new Ninety-Six RC and Ninety-Six full suspension cross country bikes. In association with Merida: Subscribe to Global Mountain Bike Network: Explore our new GMBN T-shirts and more! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook! @globalmountainbikenetwork & sign up to the GMBN newsletter: Submit your content to our uploader: we love to check out what you have been up to and may feature it on the show! Which bike would you choose? 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound BSMNT - Alex Dovo Collapsing from Within - Experia Credo - Edward Karl Hanson Ghar Thowr - Sight of Wonders Ideas Too - Power Druid My beat, my rules - Ava Low Stop the Still - TR3KK ONE Rosa - Timothy Infinite Whip Whoosh 4 - SFX Producer #GMBN #MountainBiking #MountainBike #MTB #BikeLife #Cycling Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily video that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Pole Bikes: Park Tool: POC helmets and eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: e*thirteen: Topeak: Garmin: Muc-Off - Mavic Wheels: Crankbrothers Seatposts: Komoot: YouTube Channel - Facebook - Google+ - Twitter - Instagram - GMBN Shop - GMBN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below!

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