How To Setup Your XC Bike For Long Distance Riding | Cross Country Setup Tips

Published on March 13th 2023


Setting up your cross-country bike for long-distance riding requires a different bike fit from a standard XC race setup. Rich Payne has raced quite a few epic 24-hour cross-country races over the past few years so has a few tips on how you can find a balance of comfort and speed. ⏰ Time Stamps πŸ‘‡ 00:00 - Intro 00:34 - Cockpit 02:15 - Riding Position 04:56 - Wheels And Tyres 07:41 - Suspension 09:10 - Extras Useful Links: Watch Shorts on GMBN πŸ‘‰ Spring SALE - Up to 50% Off! πŸ›’ πŸ‘‰ Ride with us at the Global Bike Festival πŸ‘‰ Submit your Photo and Video to us πŸ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ How do you set up your XC bike? For performance or with comfort in mind? Watch more on GMBN... πŸ“Ή A Step Too Far? πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show, The Dirt Shed Show πŸ‘‰ 🎡 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound A Happy Day - Ruiqi Zhao MUNEY - Beiba Panic Attack - Tigerblood Jewel Quite Unique - Tigerblood Jewel Turn Down - Ruzer Up and Up - Lofive Windy Day on the Beach - SOOP #GMBN #GlobalMountainBikeNetwork #MTB #MountainBiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: Spank: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Wahoo: Komoot: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network - GMBN auf Deutsch - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training -