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89
$5,899
Editors' Choice Award
The best gets even better, and the V2 Ripmo is the best all-around trail bike we've ever tested
86
$7,299
Editors' Choice Award
A killer daily driver that delivers feathery climbing performance and well-rounded downhill performance
86
$4,300
Top Pick Award
An innovative, highly adjustable longer travel trail bike that can span disciplines from everyday trail riding to bike park laps
83
$8,299
Longer, slacker, burlier, the redesigned Hightower is a hard charging 29-inch trail bike
82
$5,399
Editors' Choice Award
The new and improved Ibis Ripley is one of the best all around mid-travel trail bikes we've ever ridden
81
$8,099
Top Pick Award
Proof that 27.5 is (very) far from dead
80
$4,499
Top Pick Award
An excellent value mid-travel trail bike with a crowd-pleasing, well-rounded performance
80
$4,399
Top Pick Award
In the emerging aggressive short travel trail bike category, we feel this is one of the best there is
80
$3,999
A long-legged 29er that blends aggressive downhill ripping capabilities with a respectable climbing performance
80
$4,999
Capable, versatile, and hard-charging, the new Tallboy is a fresh take on Santa Cruz's shorter travel 29er
79
$4,400
The new Rift Zone Carbon 2 joins the growing aggressive short travel trail bike market
77
$4,199
A 150mm travel 29er with a well-rounded performance and a competitive price
76
$2,999
The aluminum framed Ibis Ripmo AF is the best aggressive trail bike you'll find at this price
76
$3,499
The lightweight and lively Canyon Neuron CF 8.0 is a sporty mid-travel trail bike with more of an XC feel
76
$3,450
Trek's 2020 Fuel EX 8 is a well-rounded mid-travel trail bike at a relatively affordable price point
73
$5,600
The Niner Rip 9 RDO is a versatile all-around trail bike that rides like a bike with more travel
73
$4,200
The Habit Carbon 3 is a relatively affordable and surprisingly hard-charging mid-travel trail bike
68
$3,399
A long and low short-travel 29er with a few holes in the build kit
64
$3,999
A well-rounded trail bike that handles well but lacks personality