Your question: What should I wear for XC mountain bike race?

Most XC racers wear a spandex “kit” – kit is just a fancy word for jersey and shorts – but going full lycra isn’t necessary. However, you will definitely want a chamois (padded shorts) because you will spending a good bit of time with your butt on the saddle during an xc race, and having a decent chamois is critical!

How do I prepare for an MTB XC race?

The week before your first race or competition:

  1. Break your legs … a week earlier. …
  2. During the week, have very soft outputs. …
  3. Sleep, sleep more and then sleep some more. …
  4. Hydration and nutrition, the key to success. …
  5. Adjust your bike to the detail. …
  6. Find friends who will also compete.

Do mountain bikers wear padded shorts?

Most mountain bike shorts are padded in the right areas to prevent soreness and allow the rider to get more mileage in before having to call it quits. No padding for your rear could lead to an early end to a fun day.

Does running help with mountain biking?

The truth is my schedule doesn’t always allow me to get the time I need in the saddle and running is a pretty good way to build and maintain endurance for mountain biking. … Trail running is also a good MTB substitute on days when the trails are too wet for riding.

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