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Best Trail Mountain Bike Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
82
$7,199
Editors' Choice Award
A killer daily driver that delivers feathery climbing performance and well-rounded downhill performance.
82
$4,799
Editors' Choice Award
A long-travel 29er that blends aggressive geometry with a sporty and dialed suspension design.
81
$5,699
Fantastic descending and climbing skills in a balanced package.
78
$3,999
Editors' Choice Award
Lively trail bike with precise attitude and copious amounts of traction.
76
$4,200
Top Pick Award
Well-rounded performance meets an easy-going attitude with the 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper.
76
$3,999
A short-travel trail bike that punches above its weight class.
75
$3,999
A playful and capable mid-travel trail bike.
75
$3,999
High-end mid-travel performance with an aggressive attitude.
74
$3,399
Aggressive trail bike that offers efficient climbing and reliable, but limited downhill performance.
72
$2,399
Editors' Choice Award
High-end performance and quality components at an eye-popping value.
72
$4,799
Editors' Choice Award
A 110mm 29er designed for women that punches far above its travel class.
72
$2,599
Best Buy Award
An excellent all-around option for a rider who wants to attack a wide range of trail types.
72
$3,899
A snappy and quick handling trail bike that is comfortable on a wide range of trails.
71
$3,249
Best Buy Award
Sharp handling trail bike with extremely well-rounded performance and a peppy feel
69
$4,699
A short-travel trail bike that blends excellent climbing skills with quick handling and okay downhill performance.
67
$4,200
The Stumpjumper ST climbs like a goat and excels on smoother trails.
66
$5,699
A short-travel 29er that favors flow trails to rocky ones
65
$2,799
An agressive trail bike that is at home on new-school flow trails.
64
$3,999
A well-rounded trail bike that handles well but lacks personality.
64
$2,999
Excellent performance in flow and endurance for long rides, but, while precise steering can get you through rocks, the rear suspension will rattle you.
63
$4,799
Top Pick Award
A sleek and attractive trail bike that delivers sturdy performance on the climb and the descent.
58
$2,575
A nimble ride that's a blast to weave through tricky lines or whip around turns.
58
$4,999
A trail bike that takes a cross country approach.
54
$3,700
The Pique SX is an excellent climber and fun rider for rolling flow trails but demands skills to pilot down trickier terrain.
45
$2,600
A great bike for straight lining speed, the Jet 9's slow steering makes hard work out of tech and turns.
45
$2,600
A more traditional feeling 29er, the Fuel EX can take on a lot of trails, but it isn't the most fun or confident ride.
42
$6,999
It is a rough ride that doesn't come together to be more than the sum of it's parts
40
$2,349
Top Pick Award
Frolicsome and playful ride that lacks a few important skills.
33
$1,600
Editors' Choice Award
Fun and versatility meet with the 2018 Specialized Fuse Comp.
33
$2,100
This bike sports enormous wheels and carries plenty of speed but lacks agility.
31
$2,199
A traditional aggressive hardtail with a simple and straight forward approach.