Three points why you should not go bashing XC racers.
1. They are riding xc whippets which are twitchy and sketchy yet they still dispatch technical descents and technical ascents faster, smoother and better than yourself.
2. They can corner faster than you do even though they are on 2.0 larsens and you are on 2.5 minions DHF’s. They are not letting big chunky tyres cover their lack of bike handling skills.
3. They can ride at paces you think insane for longer than you can ever keep up to see.