What’s the difference between XC and Xcc?
Cross-Country Short Circuit (XCC)
A race similar to XCO racing, but with laps typically under 1.0-2.0 km (0.6-1.2 miles) in length in less technical terrain, and a duration of 20-25 minutes.
What is Xce MTB?
Cross-country eliminator (XCE) is a mountain bike race format in which four riders compete against each other over a very short course. In each heat, the two fastest riders get to the next round, while the two slower riders are eliminated from the race.
How long is an XCO MTB race?
A XCO race would normally be about 1.5-2 hours. First over the line wins. Completing multiple laps of the same course, gives you an opportunity to get comfortable with the technical aspects of the course.
What is Gravity Enduro MTB?
Gravity Enduro is a relatively new racing style combining multiple gravity stages combined with uphill (untimed) transitions to the start of each stage. The Ourimbah GE uses the downhill track, all mountain and cross country tracks.
What is Xcc race?
XCC consists of a 1km to 1.5km circuit course, with the race lasting between 20 and 25 minutes and having on average six to eight laps. Each lap is around two to three minutes long. A XCC circuit typically uses the XCO start/finish straight and may use parts of the XCO course, but can also be entirely separate.
What type of MTB races are there?
Like other disciplines of cycling, mountain biking encompasses many different formats, including cross-country, short track cross-country, ultra-endurance, downhill, dual slalom, four-cross, super D, enduro and observed trials.
What is mountain bike racing called?
Mountain bike racing (shortened MTB or ATB racing) is the competitive cycle sport discipline of mountain biking held on off-road terrain. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) recognised the discipline relatively late in 1990, when it sanctioned the world championships in Durango, Colorado.
Why do XC riders wear Lycra?
When it comes to road cycling, many wear lycra in order to minimise wind resistance. This keeps cycling as fast and comfortable as possible. In mountain biking (mainly downhill) this is less of a concern.
How capable is a XC bike?
XC bikes have less suspension travel than trail bikes and enduro bikes, so won’t be as adept on very steep, rough and technical trails. That being said, in the right hands – for example, a professional rider – a cross-country bike is surprisingly capable.
How long does an enduro race take?
As we mentioned before, enduros vary widely. Some races may only cover 15 miles/ 25 km, very little elevation, and have a total of about 20 minutes of timed stages, while others could be up to 40 miles/ 65 km, climb 8,000 feet/ 2450 meters, and an hour of timed descents over rough terrain.