The $2,999 AL One build kit on our test bike is no longer available for 2018. It has been replaced with the slightly less expensive $2,799 AL Comp build kit. We outline the key differences below.
The Jeffsy performs best on smooth terrain when only dabbling in technical downhills. New-school flow trails, for instance, are excellent aboard this bike. The Jeffsy can handle anything, making it's a solid choice for a new rider who's not sure what type of terrain they want to ride. The Santa Cruz Hightower is a better climber and far superior descender. If you want sharp handling and a little less aggressive ride, consider the killer ninja-like Ibis Ripley LS. Want to crank up the rad-factor? The hard-charging Santa Cruz Hightower LT is far more aggressive.