The Trek Fuel EX 5 is a great cross country bike that will get you through all the streams, muddy places, and up all the hills you need. It is an easy bike to work on and is a high quality bike at a good price. The Fuel EX 5 runs for $1589.99. Most cross country bikes are around the $2000 and up price. This bike has all you need to do serious cross country racing or jut some leisurely riding on a trail. With it's rugged components that will stay working from wipeouts this bike will get you where you need to go. Check the Fuel EX 5 at the Trek Website.