Pivot has released a new, improved version of the Mach 429SL Carbon, their XC race whip for those who prefer 29″ wheels.
Knolly’s first 650B bike, the Warden, is durable; reliable on quick, punchy climbs; and offers a very fun yet stable feel on descents.
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.
The Breezer Repack Team has a unique suspension design and it may be the most efficient all mountain bike we’ve tested.
The GT Sanction is a purpose-built machine that likes speed and steep terrain more than most 160mm bikes on the market.
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.
One of the most impressive 29ers we’ve tested, the Intense Carbine 29 can be ridden hard on descents and offers great pedaling efficiency.
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…
If you like the way a virtual pivot point suspension handles, the lightweight Intense Tracer 275C leaves little to be desired.
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.
The new Transition Patrol 2 is a solid choice if you’re looking for a poppy, well-rounded trail bike in the 155mm range.
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.
The Trek Session 9.9 is a well-balanced and playful downhill bike that’s great for attacking technical terrain.
We’re back from Interbike, and of everything we rode, the Devinci Spartan Carbon SX was the best at doing everything pretty well.
If your local trails feature sit-and-spin climbs and fast, ripping descents, you’ll get along well with the Transition Covert 29.
The Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL Rally Edition is a versatile, adjustable All Mountain ride with a good build.
One of the better all-around DH bikes we’ve tested, the GT Fury Expert is great at plowing over rough terrain, but it’s also poppy and playful.
The Knolly Bikes Podium can handle challenging, technical terrain while also providing a whole bunch of pop. If you’re into skying through jump lines, don’t pass it up.
Other bikes are better for lapping jumps in the bike park, but when it comes to hurtling down steep, rough trails, the Specialized S-Works Demo 8 is very hard to beat.
Yeti debuts a 2015 trail bike with a unique suspension design. Promising features and unanswered questions abound.