Bikes & Frames

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.

2014 Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL Rally Edition

2014 Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL Rally Edition

The Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL Rally Edition is a versatile, adjustable All Mountain ride with a good build.

2014 GT Fury Expert

2014 GT Fury Expert

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.

2014 Knolly Podium

2014 Knolly Podium

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.

2014 Specialized S-Works Demo 8

2014 Specialized S-Works Demo 8

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.

Preview: Yeti SB5c

Preview: Yeti SB5c

Yeti debuts a 2015 trail bike with a unique suspension design. Promising features and unanswered questions abound.

2014 Yeti SB95

2014 Yeti SB95

The Yeti SB95 does a great job riding the line between an all-arounder that likes going uphill, and an all-mountain bike that focuses on descending.

2014 Pivot Mach 6 Carbon

2014 Pivot Mach 6 Carbon

Of all the bikes we rode at Interbike, the Pivot Mach 6 Carbon was the most rewarding to ride hard, and is extremely capable in pretty much every category.

Update: 2014 Trek Superfly 8

Update: 2014 Trek Superfly 8

After more time on the Trek Superfly 8, we’re still impressed with its powerful, efficient, climbing performance. But will it suit your riding on the down?

First Look: 2014 Trek Superfly 8

First Look: 2014 Trek Superfly 8

In our first look at the Trek Superfly 8, we talk about fit and initial impressions of this XC hardtail.