How to Mountain Bike (XC 101)

Everyone start offs as a beginner rider, and sometimes even XC racers at higher levels have developed bad habits and need to refresh the basics.

Start learning the basic skills about bike setup that if properly adhered to will propel your XC riding level very quickly to the next level of the sport.

Basic XC Mountain Biking Setup & Learning Center:

XC 101 Bike & Gear Advice

Our staff at XC-MountainBike.com was very excited to discover how much interest there is in mastering the basic art of XC riding.  This fact drove us to the conclusion that there is a great need as well for information on selecting the correct XC mountain bike, gear and tools for the trail and at home in your garage.

For those of you who are looking for information on “How to buy your first mountain bike for XC Racing or Recreation” click here.

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This page was last updated on 4/13/2018

Mountain Bikes

Niner Ros 9 Plus 2 Star SLX Bike
Niner Ros 9 Plus 2 Star SLX Bike
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Diamondback Mission 1.0 Bike 2017
Diamondback Mission 1.0 Bike 2017
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Jamis Dragon Slayer Bike 2016
Jamis Dragon Slayer Bike 2016
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GT Helion Elite Bike 2016
GT Helion Elite Bike 2016
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Breezer Squall Sport Right Fit Mountain Bike
Breezer Squall Sport Right Fit Mountain Bike
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Breezer Squall Expert Right Fit Mountain Bike
Breezer Squall Expert Right Fit Mountain Bike
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GT Zaskar Comp 2017 Bike
GT Zaskar Comp 2017 Bike
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Breezer Squall 1.0 Bike - Limited Edition 2016
Breezer Squall 1.0 Bike – Limited Edition 2016
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Kona Precept 150 Bike 2016
Kona Precept 150 Bike 2016
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Fuji Rakan 1.3 29Er Full Suspension Mountain Bike - 2016
Fuji Rakan 1.3 29Er Full Suspension Mountain Bike – 2016
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Breezer Cloud 9 Carbon 29Er Mountain Bike - 2018
Breezer Cloud 9 Carbon 29Er Mountain Bike – 2018
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Gt Sensor Comp 27.5 Mountain Bike - 2016
Gt Sensor Comp 27.5 Mountain Bike – 2016
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Diamondback Apex Elite Mountain Bike - Performance Exclusive
Diamondback Apex Elite Mountain Bike – Performance Exclusive
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Jamis Nemesis Sport Bike 2016
Jamis Nemesis Sport Bike 2016
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GT Karakoram Elite 29 in. Bike 2017
GT Karakoram Elite 29 in. Bike 2017
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Fuji Beartooth 27.5+ 1.1 Mountain Bike - 2017
Fuji Beartooth 27.5+ 1.1 Mountain Bike – 2017
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GT Karakoram Comp 29 in. Bike 2017
GT Karakoram Comp 29 in. Bike 2017
Sale Price: $499.99 (34% Off) was $760.00
Jamis Eden Comp Bike 2016
Jamis Eden Comp Bike 2016
Sale Price: $599.99 (33% Off) was $890.00
Orbea Loki 27 H10 Bike 2017
Orbea Loki 27 H10 Bike 2017
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Orbea Occam Am H30 Bike 2017
Orbea Occam Am H30 Bike 2017
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Fuji Rakan 1.5 29Er Full Suspension Mountain Bike - 2016
Fuji Rakan 1.5 29Er Full Suspension Mountain Bike – 2016
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Jamis Dragon Sport 29 Bike 2016
Jamis Dragon Sport 29 Bike 2016
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Fuji Wendigo 1.3 Fat Bike - 2016
Fuji Wendigo 1.3 Fat Bike – 2016
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Orbea Occam Am H50 Bike 2017
Orbea Occam Am H50 Bike 2017
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Orbea Alma 29 H10 Bike 2017
Orbea Alma 29 H10 Bike 2017
Sale Price: $1399.99 (30% Off) was $1999.00