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Editors' Choice Award
A killer daily driver that delivers feathery climbing performance and well-rounded downhill performance
Editors' Choice Award
The best gets even better, and the V2 Ripmo is the best all-around trail bike we've ever tested
Top Pick Award
An innovative, highly adjustable longer travel trail bike that can span disciplines from everyday trail riding to bike park laps
Longer, slacker, burlier, the redesigned Hightower is a hard charging 29-inch trail bike
Top Pick Award
An excellent value mid-travel trail bike with a crowd-pleasing, well-rounded performance
Top Pick Award
Proof that 27.5 is (very) far from dead
Editors' Choice Award
The new and improved Ibis Ripley is one of the best all around mid-travel trail bikes we've ever ridden
A one bike quiver, this mid-travel 29er does just about everything well
Top Pick Award
A fast-moving, efficient, and lightweight trail bike with razor-sharp handling
Capable, versatile, and hard-charging, the new Tallboy is a fresh take on Santa Cruz's shorter travel 29er
A 150mm travel 29er with a well-rounded performance and a competitive price
Top Pick Award
In the emerging aggressive short travel trail bike category, we feel this is one of the best there is
A long-legged 29er that blends aggressive downhill ripping capabilities with a respectable climbing performance
The aluminum framed Ibis Ripmo AF is the best aggressive trail bike you'll find at this price
The new Rift Zone Carbon 2 joins the growing aggressive short travel trail bike market
The lightweight and lively Canyon Neuron CF 8.0 is a sporty mid-travel trail bike with more of an XC feel
Ibis' versatile and fun-loving short travel trail bike in a more affordable but slightly heavier aluminum-framed package
Trek's 2020 Fuel EX 8 is a well-rounded mid-travel trail bike at a relatively affordable price point
The Niner Rip 9 RDO is a versatile all-around trail bike that rides like a bike with more travel
The Habit Carbon 3 is a relatively affordable and surprisingly hard-charging mid-travel trail bike
A long and low short-travel 29er with a few holes in the build kit
A well-rounded trail bike that handles well but lacks personality

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