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Awards Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award Top Pick Award Top Pick Award  
Price $2,299 List$2,199 List$2,100 List$2,399 List$2,000 List
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Pros Affordable, versatile, hard-charging, solid component specNice component spec, well rounded performance, versatileEnergetic playful feel, lighter weight, 12-speed drivetrain, modern trail bike geometryHard charging on descents, long dropper post, modern trail bike geometryMaestro suspension, Beefy tire spec, Stable at speed, Affordable
Cons A bit heavy, no climb switch on rear shock, SX Eagle drivetrainCame with wrong size dropper post, moderately heavyFork needed immediate service, can be overwhelmed in more aggressive terrainHeavy, mediocre fork specification, not the fastest climberFeels heavy, 1x10 drivetrain, Suntour fork is tricky to tune
Bottom Line The 2020 Jeffsy Base easily takes our Editor's Choice Award for its awesome all-around performanceThe Siskiu T8 is a budget-friendly trail bike with a well rounded performance from the lesser known brand, PolygonCapable, versatile, lively, the Trance 29 3 is our Top Pick Short Travel bike under $2500Hard charging riders will love the Kona Process 134 29, this bike ripsThe Giant Trance 3 is a capable trail bike with a preference for the descents
Rating Categories YT Jeffsy Base 29 Polygon Siskiu T8 Giant Trance 29 3 Kona Process 134 29 Giant Trance 3
Fun Factor (30%)
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Specs YT Jeffsy Base 29 Polygon Siskiu T8 Giant Trance 29 3 Kona Process 134 29 Giant Trance 3
Wheelsize 29 29 29 29 27.5
Frame Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Measured Weight 33 lbs 3 oz 31 lbs 8 oz 30 lbs 12 oz 34 lbs 13 oz 31 lbs 8 oz
Frame Size L L L L L
Available Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL S(27.5), M(27.5 or 29), L(29), XL(29) S, M, L, XL S, M, L, XL S, M, L, XL
Fork RockShox Yari RC, 150mm RockShox Revelation RC Solo Air, 140mm Marzocchi Z2, 130mm RockShox Recon Motion Control Solo Air, 140mm SR Suntour Aion RC DS, 150mm
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe Select RockShox Deluxe RT3 DebonAir Fox Float DPS Performance RockShox Deluxe Select RockShox Deluxe R
Wheelset DT Swiss M 1900 Spline Entity XL2 Disc Giant Tracker hubs with iant XCT tubeless rims, 25mm internal rim width Shimano hubs with WTB ST i30 TCS rims Giant AM 27,5, 30mm ID w. Giant Tracker Hubs
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO 2.4" Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35" Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.3" Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.5" WT Maxxis High Roller II 2.5"
Rear Tire Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO 2.4" Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35" Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO 2.3" Maxxis Minion DHF EXO 2.3" Maxxis High Roller II 2.4"
Shifters SRAM SX 12-speed Shimano SLX 11-speed SRAM SX 12-speed SRAM SX 12-speed Chiman Deore 10-speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM SX 12-speed Shimano XT 11-speed SRAM SX 12-speed SRAM SX 12-speed Shimano Deore 10-speed
Cranks SRAM SX Eagle DUB Prowheel Charm SRAM SX Eagle DUB SRAM SX Eagle Praxis Cadet
Chainring 32T 32T 30T 30T 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Press fit BA Threaded SRAM DUB Press fit SRAM DUB PF92 Praxis Press Fit
Cassette SRAM PG-1210 11-50T SunRace CSMX8 11-speed 11-46T SRAM SX Eagle 11-50T SRAM SX Eagle 11-50T Shimano Deore 10-speed 11x42T
Saddle SDG RDR MTN Entity Assault Giant Contact (neutral) Kona Trail Giant Contact (neutral)
Seatpost YT Postman 150mm (size large) Drive Si 150mm Giant Contact Switch TranzX Dropper Internal 170mm Giant Contact Switch 150mm
Handlebar Race Face Aeffect R 35 780mm Entity Expert 780mm Giant Contact TR35 780mm Kona XC/BC 35 780mm Giant Connect 780mm
Stem Race Face Aeffect R 35, 50mm Entity Expert 45mm Giant Contact SL 35 Kona XC/BC 35 Giant Connect
Brakes SRAM Guide T Shimano BR-MT500 Shimano MT400 Shimano Hydraulic Disc Shimano BR-MT400
Warranty 5 years 5 Years Lifetime limited warranty on frame Lifetime limited warranty on frame Lifetime limited warranty on frame
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