Cross Country (XC)
XC riding requires a healthy combination of physical and mental stamina. XC bikes are ultra-lightweight and designed to make short work of big climbs. What they lack in descending capability, they make up for in efficiency over the long haul.
Trail riding is all about versatility. Trail bikes balance climbing efficiency with a bigger suspension and more relaxed geometry to make sure you have the ability to ride lots of different types of terrain – flow, technical descents, high-alpine singletrack.
Enduro racing gives riders a set amount of time to pedal uphill before competing on timed descents of aggressive trails. In other words, the climb is a required task before the real fun begins. Enduro riding calls for long-travel bikes that can rally the downhill while remaining lightweight and efficient enough for moderate climbing.
Downhill riding requires a purpose-built bike for steep descents, technical rocks and roots, high speeds, and big jumps. Lift-access bike parks are common spots for downhill riding as the bikes are optimized for descending and are not easy to pedal uphill. For DH riding please reserve a Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike.