In the past week we've been around some of the most beautiful trails with Sicilian Yes and Jon of Singletrack Magazine. The thing that struck us is that eventually a lot of wonderful outings with a bike with 150mm of travel and about 12kg in weight, and enjoying spectacular descents on singletrack trails prepared and also beautiful natural technical, at the end of the day, the comments were of the “wonderful day of riding xc”. Felt good…xc! It is certainly true that the world of mountain biking is now richer than the definitions and classifications Devoto was, But see what makes an impression “other cultures”, especially when compared to the Italian, intend primarily as a mountain bike-hiking-recreation and leisure activities rather than competitive, also in declination XC. In some cases we have a lot to learn. Not that there's nothing wrong with understanding the business primarily as a xc racing (head down and fatigue), but remember the origins of mountain bikes and carry them around every ride (the first race in the history of MTB was Repack Downhill) is something worthy of merit. These two videos caught around the network is further demonstration of the fact that the XC can have many facets. The first video is called its Dear Tom and xcin‘ The author has published the comment posting “Tom and myself went for a XC ride today“. The second is a great video (although format 4:3 and not excellent quality) that takes a rider on a singletrack grappling with its Niner E.M.D. 9. The bike is certainly xc, driving style not just a hairs.