USA Cycling 101: XC Mountain Bike

Grit, determination, and a little strategy decide winners and losers in Cross Country Mountain Biking. Watch as some of USA Cycling’s top XC Mountain Bike athletes describe the difference between the ‘A-line’ and ‘B-line’ and what it takes to do well on the unpredictable mountain trails that make up their courses.

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