The XC Perspective

The XC Perspective

The XC Perspective

Racing and adventures from the world of cross country MTB
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Sebastian Jayne
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Racing

All the news from between the tape
And the new – National Cup
And the new – National Cup
If you’ve looked at the MTBA calendar recently and wandered through into 2019, you would have seen some funny little...
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XCM World Championships 2018
Six hours through the Italian dolomites covering 100 km of steep climbs, slippery and technical single trails and tough road...
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A Tumultuous Update
A Tumultuous Update
Things have been tumultuous since my last tumultuous post over on MarathonMTB.com. At that stage, I was coming back from...
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Adventures

Adventures from around the world!
A Legacy – Nerang 2018 Commonwealth Games course
A Legacy – Nerang 2018 Commonwealth Games course
There is a bit over 380 days until hundreds of the best athletes from across the commonwealth descend onto the...
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The Alpine Playground!
The Alpine Playground!
The early season of XC racing isn't all about full gas riding and lactate baths. The groundwork needs to be...
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The Alpine Playground!

The early season of XC racing isn’t all about full gas riding and lactate baths. The groundwork needs to be laid for the season ahead and that can mean there is time for the more adventurous rides of the season. Long rides out in the mountains or on the roads …

The Eliminator is back!

After a brief hiatus, the much-loved discipline of XCE or Sprint eliminator will be making its return to the international calendar for 2017! The 8 round series will visit three continents and seven different cities over a six month period and will bring mountain biking to the people.   A mixture of …

MT Taylor National XCO – Rounds 5 & 6

Round 5 – MTBA Holly Harris (NSW) and Brendan Johnston (ACT) broke through for their maiden elite national cross country series win in Round 5 of the 2017 XCO National Series at Mt Taylor in Bairnsdale on Saturday. It also marked the continued dominance of Cameron Wright (QLD) in the Junior Men, …

Dan and Bec on Scott Bikes!

  Some great news has come in ahead of this weekends XCO National series rounds 5 & 6 with the announcement that Dan McConnell and Bec Henderson will be on Scott bikes for the 2017 National season and World Cup season. Check out the media release below. Good luck Dan and Bec! …

POC, AVIP, MIPS – What does it all mean?

That thing bobbling around on top of our necks is apparently pretty important. It houses a nice set of eyes, ears, a mouth and something called a brain. A squidgy lump of matter that many of us take for granted in our day-to-day lives. Thanks to our brains, we can …

An Epic start – UCI World Cup 2018

Even though the races for 2017 have barely begun, the plans have been finalised for the 2018 UCI World Cup already! Next year will see seven rounds in the XCO series with a healthy dose of old favourites as well as a curious inclusion at the beginning of the year. …

National XCO series – Armidale

This weekend sees the Australian MTB national series head out to Armidale in regional New South Wales for the much anticipated first national race for the New England Mountain bike club (NEMTB). The club and region has a rich history of producing high quality riders that includes four current national …