Ratings Overview - Best Trail Bikes 2017

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The Yeti SB5.5 X01 Eagle Turq.

 Yeti SB5.5 2017
The Yeti SB5.5 is a hard-charging 29er that favors high speeds and burly terrain. This aggressive trail bike rides far more aggressive than its 140mm of travel suggests. The fast and mean SB5.5...  read more >
$7,199

Editors' Choice Award
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78
Downhill - 9 of 10
9
Climbing - 7 of 10
7
Cornering - 7 of 10
7
Fun Factor - 8 of 10
8
Build - 8 of 10
8
Ibis Ripley LS

 Ibis Ripley LS 2017
The 2017 Ibis Ripley LS combines solid performance with a hyper-sporty trail feel to deliver tons of downhill fun. Supremely nimble, the Ripley demands side feature action. It's not a bad climber...  read more >
$6,599

Editors' Choice Award
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78
Downhill - 8 of 10
8
Climbing - 7 of 10
7
Cornering - 8 of 10
8
Fun Factor - 9 of 10
9
Build - 6 of 10
6

 Santa Cruz Bronson 2017
The Bronson's been a Santa Cruz mainstay since it debuted in 2013. A 2015 reboot only enhanced its popularity, and our testers were all familiar with the bike on day one of testing. We expected it...  read more >
$6,599

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75
Downhill - 7 of 10
7
Climbing - 8 of 10
8
Cornering - 7 of 10
7
Fun Factor - 7 of 10
7
Build - 9 of 10
9
Pivot Mach 429

 Pivot Mach 429 Trail 2017
A buttoned up bike that takes itself very seriously, the 2017 Pivot Mach 429 Trail is a performance machine. The best climber in the test, the Mach 429 Trail motors up climbs, letting you daydream...  read more >
$5,999

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67
Downhill - 6 of 10
6
Climbing - 9 of 10
9
Cornering - 5 of 10
5
Fun Factor - 6 of 10
6
Build - 7 of 10
7
Specialized Stumpjumper 6Fattie

 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro Carbon 6Fattie 2017
If you are devoted to light, fast xc steeds, the 2017 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro Carbon 6Fattie might send you into a wheel-weight induced spiral of despair. If you like to go faster, hit...  read more >
$6,500

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63
Downhill - 7 of 10
7
Climbing - 5 of 10
5
Cornering - 5 of 10
5
Fun Factor - 9 of 10
9
Build - 5 of 10
5
Intense Recluse

 Intense Recluse 2017
Our testers were stoked to order up the 2017 Intense Recluse for our Trail Bike review. We were all curious to see how the red and teal beauty stacked up, especially against the Santa Cruz Bronson...  read more >
$6,999

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46
Downhill - 5 of 10
5
Climbing - 3 of 10
3
Cornering - 6 of 10
6
Fun Factor - 5 of 10
5
Build - 4 of 10
4
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