2016 Mountain Bike Buyers Guide
• Hardtail Trailbikes
The simplest solution for trail riding.
• Dual-Suspension Trailbikes
Well-rounded and ready for singletrack.
• Cross-Country Race Bikes
The Formula 1 of mountain bikes.
• All-Mountain Bikes
Sweet descenders that can also climb to the top.
• Enduro Bikes
Downhill-capable and enduro race-ready.
• Downhill Race Bikes
Gravity-assisted speed machines.
• Women’s-Specific Bikes
More than just a pink bike.
• Kids’ Bikes
Get your “grom” started right.
• Plus-Sized Trailbikes
Big tires, but not full-on fat bikes
• Electric-Assisted Bikes
Putting more power to the pedals.
• Accessorize the Right Way
Ten things you shouldn’t leave the shop without.
• Helmets and Protection
Don’t leave home without it.
• Clothing and Kits
Dress for success.
• Suspension Upgrades
More squish for your ride.
• Hard Parts
Bars, stems, dropper posts and more.
• The Five-Star Roundup
The best products from the year.
• Buying the Right Bike
Get it right, right from the start.
• Defining the Categories
So many bikes, so many choices.
• How to Navigate the Bike Shop
Learn to speak their language.
• What the Pros Ride
Taking notes from the fastest in the world.
• For What It’s Wirth
It’s a great day for “New Bike Day”
The price is right
• Trail Mix
Riders stoked on their new bikes
• Ask Mountain Bike Action
Making the right choice the first time
• Down the Trail
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