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Compare Best Trail Mountain Bikes

Top 22 Product Ratings

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Score Product Price Our Take
86
$5,099
Editors' Choice Award
A long-travel 29er that blends aggressive geometry with a sporty and dialed suspension design.
86
$7,299
Editors' Choice Award
A killer daily driver that delivers feathery climbing performance and well-rounded downhill performance.
83
$8,299
Top Pick Award
Longer, slacker, burlier, the redesigned Hightower is a hard charging 29-inch trail bike.
82
$4,999
Top Pick Award
Capable, versatile, and hard-charging, the new Tallboy is a fresh take on Santa Cruz's shorter travel 29er.
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.
79
$4,400
The new Rift Zone Carbon 2 joins the growing aggressive short travel trail bike market.
79
$5,199
The Bronson shreds downhills while retaining some uphill manners.
76
$4,999
Kona's Process 153 CR 27.5 is a playful long-travel trail bike that craves speed and charging down aggressive terrain.
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
$4,200
The Habit Carbon 3 is a relatively affordable and surprisingly hard-charging mid-travel trail bike.
76
$4,200
Top Pick Award
Well-rounded performance meets an easy-going attitude with the 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper.
76
$3,100
Best Buy Award
A fun, practical, and aggressive short-travel 29er.
76
$3,450
Trek's 2020 Fuel EX 8 is a well-rounded mid-travel trail bike at a relatively affordable price point.
75
$3,599
A mid-travel 29er that rips downhill.
75
$3,999
A playful and capable mid-travel trail bike.
73
$5,600
The Niner Rip 9 RDO is a versatile all-around trail bike that rides like a bike with more travel.
72
$3,899
A snappy and quick handling trail bike that is comfortable on a wide range of trails.
70
$4,220
The Stumpjumper ST climbs like a goat and excels on smoother trails.
69
$5,699
A short-travel 29er that favors flow trails to rocky ones
69
$4,799
A short-travel trail bike that blends excellent climbing skills with quick handling and okay downhill performance.
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.