What are XC bikes good for?
Cross country mountain bikes are great for riders that are going to put in long miles pedaling, and those who prioritize climbing over descending. Modern XC bikes are trending towards the largest mountain bike wheel size, 29”. This is the same rim diameter as the 700c road bike size.
What bike do I need for my height?
#1 – Simple Size Chart
|Your Height||Bike Frame Size|
|5’7″ – 5’11”||16 – 17 inches|
|5’11” – 6’2″||17-19 inches|
|6’2″ – 6’4″||19 – 21inches|
|6’4″ and taller||21+ inches|
What are the limits of an XC bike?
The short answer is that you can probably do up to 2 foot jumps along the trails and be fine on a good quality xc bike. I have heard of people who say they do 4-foot jumps with no issues but with how expensive these bikes are, why push the limits.
Can you jump a hardtail?
Hardtails are great for jumps. You can boost on the way up. They’re more sensitive to the transition when you land, though. There’s a reason that dirt jump and trials bikes are hardtails and AM and DH bikes are (mostly) full-suspension.