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Mountain-cross or four-cross racing (4X), not to be confused with Fourcross, is a relatively new style of mountain bike racing where four bikers race downhill on a prepared, BMX like, track, simply trying to get down first. These bikes are generally either full suspension with 3 to 4 inches of travel, or hardtails, and have, typically, quite strong frames. They run a chainguide on front and gears on the back. They have slack head angles, short chainstays and low bottom brackets for good cornering and acceleration. In recent years the tracks raced on have been rougher and less like those used in BMX, this has been met with mixed reaction from riders although is generally believed the move away from BMX will benefit the sport.The Current World Champion is Australian Jared Graves. Four-Cross Course Layout

UCI World Cup Course

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