Cyclocross bike or mountain bike hardtail… What’s the difference on MTB trails and should you buy a cyclo-cross bike?

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As mountain bikers and cyclists, what’s the ultimate bike for a winter blast?

Neil loves cyclocross, and he loves mountain biking. Scott has never ridden a cyclocross bike but he does have a very nice Canyon mtb hardtail.

We set up a test loop featuring a few of our local mountain bike trails. It was a varied loop and meant to push the cyclocross bike to its limits.

So, what would come out on top: mountain bike and baggies or cyclocross bike and lycra?

And, where is a cyclocross (dare we say it) better than a mountain bike and vice versa?

Neil and Scott have a blast on their bikes and find out.

Are you a mountain biker who rides cyclocross? A road cyclist who rides a mountain bikes? Chip in with your thoughts on this debate down in the comments, hit LIKE, hit SHARE and join the GMBN Notification Squad!

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