Ratings Overview - Best Wallet-Friendly Trail Bikes 2017

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Santa Cruz Tallboy D 29

 Santa Cruz Tallboy D 29 2017
Capability meets efficiency with Santa Cruz's newly redesigned 2017 Tallboy D. The Tallboy provides nearly unrivaled downhill performance for a 100-120mm travel bike while maintaining a spritely...  read more >
$2,599

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86
Fun Factor - 9 of 10
9
Downhill - 9 of 10
9
Climbing - 9 of 10
9
Build - 6 of 10
6
Giant Anthem 2

 Giant Anthem 2 2017
Giant created a well-equipped trail shredder in the Anthem 2, a bike with cat-like reflexes and a quick-witted personality. What the 27.5 inch wheeled Anthem loses in rolling speed when compared to...  read more >
$2,575

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79
Fun Factor - 8 of 10
8
Downhill - 8 of 10
8
Climbing - 7 of 10
7
Build - 9 of 10
9
Specialized Camber Comp 29

 Specialized Camber Comp 29 2017
You can thank Specialized's Trail 29 geometry for making the 2017 Camber Comp one of those 29ers that doesn't feel like one. It's a nimble and composed bike, trimming lines on the trail with the...  read more >
$2,600

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73
Fun Factor - 7 of 10
7
Downhill - 7 of 10
7
Climbing - 8 of 10
8
Build - 7 of 10
7
Trek Fuel EX 7 29

 Trek Fuel EX 7 29 2017
The Fuel EX rolls quickly and exudes rider confidence, proving that Trek knows how to make a balanced bike with tried and true 29er trail manners. Its speed is not disturbed by root and rock strewn...  read more >
$2,600

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68
Fun Factor - 6 of 10
6
Downhill - 7 of 10
7
Climbing - 7 of 10
7
Build - 8 of 10
8
Niner Jet 9 1-Star NX1

 Niner Jet 9 1-Star NX1 2017
A versatile trail bike, the Jet 9 is quite capable on rockier, higher speed trails without an abundance of tight turns. Riders in search of a confidence inspiring bike that's comfortable for all-day...  read more >
$2,600

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57
Fun Factor - 5 of 10
5
Downhill - 6 of 10
6
Climbing - 6 of 10
6
Build - 6 of 10
6
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