We are constantly searching for the latest and greatest mountain bike gear. When we see compelling new MTB models, we get our hands on them and ride them to their limits. Our testers eat, sleep, and breathe mountain biking and work as hard as possible to scrutinize every minute detail of each model we test. Bike park laps, all-day epics, 5000-foot climbs, and descents, we put these bikes through the wringer. Whether you’re looking for a trail bike, e-MTB, hardtail, or budget-friendly model, we have compiled this list of the best options in each category. In other words, these are the best of the best.
We’ve tested other gear, like bike helmets, mountain bike shoes, the best bike racks, and top-ranked hitch racks. You can learn more about our favorite bike components in our best bike gear review.