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Best Mountain Bikes

Our mountain bike experts have tested bike from Santa Cruz, Specialized, Ibis, YT, Canyon, and more.
Best Mountain Bikes
The Yeti SB5.5 and Santa Cruz Bronson are both bosses on the climbs, the Yeti smashing technical climbs and the Santa Cruz busting up the smooth ones.
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With so many brands, models, and styles to choose from, finding a new mountain bike can be a daunting task. Lucky for you, we’ve been testing the best trail bikes, hardtails, eMTBs, fat bikes, and gravel bikes for years. Unlike other review sites, we pay for the bikes we test, so you can be sure we aren’t being swayed by the manufacturers. Once you’ve found your perfect bike, we’ve got complete reviews of accessories and components to get you out on the trail safely and in style.

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10 Best Mountain Bikes of 2022

10 Best Mountain Bikes of 2022

We're always searching for the best new mountain bikes. After researching the latest and greatest models on the market, we buy the most intriguing options and put them through our rigorous...
Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2022

Best Trail Mountain Bikes of 2022

In the market for a new mountain bike for trail riding? After researching the best models on the market, we bought the most compelling options to test and compare for this review. Read on...
Best Hardtail Mountain Bikes

Best Hardtail Mountain Bikes

We conducted a mind-numbing amount of research to identify the most compelling hardtail mountain bikes available. After that, we slapped down the credit card to purchase 7 of the most...
Best Mountain Bikes Under $2500

Best Mountain Bikes Under $2500

Are you looking for a new mountain bike that costs $2500 or less? We researched the best budget-friendly full suspension mountain bikes on the market before purchasing seven models to test...
Best Budget Mountain Bikes of 2022

Best Budget Mountain Bikes of 2022

Looking for an affordable mountain bike? After researching the best budget-friendly models we selected 5 of the most compelling options to test and compare side by side. Our professional...
Best Fat Bikes

Best Fat Bikes

In the market for a fat bike and not sure which is the right model for you? We're here to help! We researched the best affordable models on the market before choosing a selection of 6 to...
Best Gravel Bikes of 2022

Best Gravel Bikes of 2022

Are you looking for a new gravel bike? After researching the top options on the market, we bought 6 models for this head-to-head test. We hope this comparative review helps you find the...




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Commencal Meta Power TR Ride Review
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Commencal Meta Power TR Ride Review

A budget-friendly upper-mid travel eMTB with a versatile but hard-charging performance. This long and slack bike rips on descents, powers up climbs, and boasts an impressive range with the...
Salsa Journeyer Apex 1 700 Review
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Salsa Journeyer Apex 1 700 Review

This is a great affordable entry-level gravel bike and the winner of our Best Buy Award. Anyone interested in trying out gravel riding would be wise to check out this versatile bike that...
Polygon Siskiu D7 Review
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Polygon Siskiu D7 Review

A surprisingly capable and versatile entry-level short travel trail bike at a very reasonable price. This bike is a great value for riders just getting into the sport or upgrading to full...
Trek Farley 7 Review
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Trek Farley 7 Review

This capable fat bike descends well, works up climbs dutifully, and offers a nice level of versatility. It offers a quality build kit that features a suspension fork and dropper post which...



Best Mountain Bikes Learning Center

How to Select the Right Mountain Bike

How to Select the Right Mountain Bike

Every year we research hundreds of mountain bikes and ride thousands of miles to test dozens of them head-to-head. This is how we help our friends buy a mountain bike.
How To Choose a Fat Bike

How To Choose a Fat Bike

Interested in purchasing a fat bike? There's a lot to consider when searching for a new ride and we hope this buying advice article helps you make a more informed decision.
How to Choose a Gravel Bike

How to Choose a Gravel Bike

In recent years, gravel biking has exploded in popularity and is one of the fastest-growing parts of the cycling industry. There is a lot to consider when choosing a gravel bike, and we...

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