cross country

Richards and Schurter win 2021 XCO World Championships

Richards and Schurter win 2021 XCO World Championships

Cross-country racing goes off in Val di Sole at the 2021 World Championships. 29 Aug 2021
TESTED: BikeYoke Divine SL

TESTED: BikeYoke Divine SL

A lightweight dropper post is an enviable component for XC racers. Mike Blewitt shares his thoughts on the BikeYoke Divine SL. 21 Aug 2021
TESTED: Panzer EVO XC Inserts

TESTED: Panzer EVO XC Inserts

Tyre inserts for XC are gaining in popularity. How do Panzer's EVO XC Inserts stack up in the market? 13 Aug 2021
Who can win gold in the Tokyo Olympic MTB race?

Who can win gold in the Tokyo Olympic MTB race?

The Tokyo Olympics are about to start - who can win the mountain bike races? 21 Jul 2021
TESTED: Merida Ninety-Six RC XT

TESTED: Merida Ninety-Six RC XT

Merida's Ninety Six RC XT is a full carbon cross-country race bike with some nifty features. 10 Jul 2021
Bontrager's new RSL carbon integrated mountain bike stem and handlebar

Bontrager's new RSL carbon integrated mountain bike stem and handlebar

Bontrager have released their RSL integrated mountain bike cockpit, one piece bars and stems with options for flat bars and risers. 9 Jul 2021
Lecomte strikes again Leogang

Lecomte strikes again Leogang

While Lecomte rides away again, Flueckiger wins another World Cup at round three in Leogang. 14 Jun 2021
TESTED: Orbea Oiz M Team

TESTED: Orbea Oiz M Team

Orbea may no longer be a gun manufacturer, having shifted from rifles to bicycles about 90 years ago. But that's not to say they don't produce weapons for the trails. 18 May 2021
Lecomte and Pidcock rule the World Cup #2

Lecomte and Pidcock rule the World Cup #2

The second round of the World Cup in Nove Mesto Na Morave has continued to show the fire in the younger ranks - and a 17 May 2021
7 things we learnt from the XCO World Cup at Albstadt

7 things we learnt from the XCO World Cup at Albstadt

The first round of the XCO World Cup is done - what did we learn? 10 May 2021
TESTED: Hunt Bike Wheels Race XC Wide MTB Wheels

TESTED: Hunt Bike Wheels Race XC Wide MTB Wheels

Hunt Bike Wheels are turning out top value wheel sets, from XC race wheels like these, to carbon enduro hoops. 9 Mar 2021
FIRST LOOK: 2021 Merida Ninety Six RC XT

FIRST LOOK: 2021 Merida Ninety Six RC XT

We've just had Merida's new cross-country rocket ship arrive for testing - here's a closer look at the Merida Ninety Six RC XT. 3 Feb 2021
TESTED: DT Swiss 232 suspension

TESTED: DT Swiss 232 suspension

Can DT Swiss' 232 One butt-in on the dominance of Fox and RockShox? 25 Dec 2020
Specialized Epic vs Specialized Epic EVO

Specialized Epic vs Specialized Epic EVO

We asked a World Cup racer to put the Specialized Epic and Epic EVO head to head. 20 Dec 2020
TESTED: Pirelli Scorpion XC RC tyres

TESTED: Pirelli Scorpion XC RC tyres

Pirelli's Scorpion range has a cross-country and marathon tyre with the XC RC - we've thoroughly tested the 2.2" racey tread. 11 Dec 2020
TESTED: Pirelli Scorpion 2.4" XC tyres

TESTED: Pirelli Scorpion 2.4" XC tyres

Pirelli's Scorpion 2.4" LITE range might be just the tyres that your down-country bike needs. 8 Oct 2020
New faces in the Elite XCO World Cup

New faces in the Elite XCO World Cup

With four races in the XCO World Cup so far this week, it's fair to say there is fresh blood in the ranks. 2 Oct 2020
McConnell finishes 5th in XCO World Cup overall

McConnell finishes 5th in XCO World Cup overall

On a fast and not overly decisive course, Courtney and Schurter claimed the overall World Cup titles. 9 Sep 2019
Bec McConnell sets World Champs alight!

Bec McConnell sets World Champs alight!

The women's XCO World Championship was like any World Cup this year - action packed! 1 Sep 2019
Terpstra and Schurter on a high in Andorra

Terpstra and Schurter on a high in Andorra

With a big weekend of racing in Andorra, the XCO races offered continual surprises. 8 Jul 2019
Neff and Avancini win in Andorra XCC

Neff and Avancini win in Andorra XCC

After a break, the World Cup is back and the Short Track kicks things off in Andorra. 6 Jul 2019