Bikes & Frames

2015 Devinci Spartan RR

2015 Devinci Spartan RR

The Devinci Spartan is a stiff, fun bike that pops really well and rewards an active rider.

2015 Giant Trance SX 27.5

2015 Giant Trance SX 27.5

The Giant Trance SX 27.5′s increased travel makes it a playful and capable “do everything” trail bike.

2nd Look: Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26

2nd Look: Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26

The Specialized Enduro FSR Expert Carbon 26 is being replaced with a 27.5″ wheeled version, but the 26″ model is still worth consideration.

2015 Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

2015 Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail

The Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail is a stiff, stable, adaptable trail bike that delivers an extremely impressive ride.

2015 Niner WFO 9

2015 Niner WFO 9

The Niner WFO 9 proves that the ‘long travel + big wheels’ formula doesn’t have to amount to a one trick pony.

Preview: Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon

Preview: Pivot Mach 429SL Carbon

Pivot has released a new, improved version of the Mach 429SL Carbon, their XC race whip for those who prefer 29″ wheels.

2014 Knolly Warden

2014 Knolly Warden

Knolly’s first 650B bike, the Warden, is durable; reliable on quick, punchy climbs; and offers a very fun yet stable feel on descents.

2015 Giant Anthem Advanced SX

2015 Giant Anthem Advanced SX

Riders coming from a XC background will enjoy the Giant Anthem Advanced SX as their enduro bike, and downhillers will like it as their XC bike.

2015 Breezer Repack Team

2015 Breezer Repack Team

The Breezer Repack Team has a unique suspension design and it may be the most efficient all mountain bike we’ve tested.

2015 GT Sanction

2015 GT Sanction

The GT Sanction is a purpose-built machine that likes speed and steep terrain more than most 160mm bikes on the market.

2015 GT Helion Carbon Pro

2015 GT Helion Carbon Pro

The GT Helion is a solid option if you’re looking for a XC or light-duty trail bike, and you’re not a fan of 29” wheels.

2015 Intense Carbine 29

2015 Intense Carbine 29

One of the most impressive 29ers we’ve tested, the Intense Carbine 29 can be ridden hard on descents and offers great pedaling efficiency.

2014 Giant Glory

2014 Giant Glory

The 2014 Giant Glory is a popular DH bike that ought to be agile yet stable. Unfortunately, the setup on our bike didn’t produce that result…

2015 Intense Tracer 275C

2015 Intense Tracer 275C

If you like the way a virtual pivot point suspension handles, the lightweight Intense Tracer 275C leaves little to be desired.

2015 Salsa Horsethief Carbon

2015 Salsa Horsethief Carbon

The Salsa Horsethief Carbon feels far more capable than most 120mm bikes, and effectively bridges the gap between shorter-travel 29ers and longer-travel AM / enduro bikes.

2015 Transition Patrol 2

2015 Transition Patrol 2

The new Transition Patrol 2 is a solid choice if you’re looking for a poppy, well-rounded trail bike in the 155mm range.

2015 Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1

2015 Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1

The new Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 1 is a strong contender in the All Mountain category, and will appeal to anyone spending a lot of time running steep, nasty trails.

2014 Trek Session 9.9

2014 Trek Session 9.9

The Trek Session 9.9 is a well-balanced and playful downhill bike that’s great for attacking technical terrain.

2015 Devinci Spartan Carbon SX

2015 Devinci Spartan Carbon SX

We’re back from Interbike, and of everything we rode, the Devinci Spartan Carbon SX was the best at doing everything pretty well.

2014 Transition Covert 29

2014 Transition Covert 29

If your local trails feature sit-and-spin climbs and fast, ripping descents, you’ll get along well with the Transition Covert 29.