There’s nothing quite like singletrack. Flying through the woods on a speeder bike, conquering uphills only to be rewarded with the wind through your helmet as you shred the downhills. And while the cross country mountain bikes of yesteryear could only achieve efficiency by being brutally rigid, today’s XC mountain bikes deliver unprecedented speed in first-class comfort.
Our lineup of cross-country steeds includes Specialized, Santa Cruz, and BMC, three major players, and consistent podium-toppers in the sport. With clean builds and componentry that blurs the lines between race bike and all-around fun trail shredder, you’ll find boundary-pushing suspension and geometry that makes for the most versatile and fun riding possible. Full-suspension builds offer radically efficient pedaling power with more gnar-chomping forgiveness on the downhills, while hardtail models offer uncompromised efficiency with a surprising amount of compliance.
Shop for the perfect vessel for your cross country adventure with carbon and aluminum frames, stop-on-a-dime braking, and nimble components that can take a beating and still look their best at the end of the day. Whether you’re chasing the podium or simply going for a lap on your favorite singletrack, find the best XC mountain bike for you below.