17 Enduro Bikes Tested in 2017

17 Enduro Bikes Tested in 2017

31/10/2017
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31/10/2017

As 2017 is coming to an end, we’ve decided to compile some of the results with regard to enduro bikes tested by us this year. Here is a comparative list with a brief overview of the highlights of each bike. Since they were tested by 4 different testers, it was not easy to give across the board evaluations, even after a few hours of hashing out the details, but we think we’ve gotten pretty close. Note: Many of these bikes were tested in Italy, by our Italian editors.

Here are some factors to keep in mind:

  • the uphill / downhill ratings are intended to be relative to the general scope of these bikes, ie: enduro. A bike that scores an 8 in uphill performance would not score an 8 when compared to XC bikes.
  • In the item type we wanted to emphasize the bike’s predispositions and intended usage based off of travel and geometry.
  • If you click on the title of each bike you will be transferred to its full review. Note: Some of them are Italian articles that are translated by google into English, while others have been translated fully by our English editors.

BMC Trailfox

Type: all mountain / enduro
Wheel Size: 29
Travel front/rear: 160/150mm
Climbing: 8
Descending: 7.5

Cannondale Jekyll

Type: enduro – heavily DH oriented
Wheel Size: 27.5
Travel front/rear: 170/165mm
Climbing: 7
Descending: 9.5

Giant Reign Advanced

Type: enduro – heavily DH oriented
Wheel Size: 27.5
Travel front/rear:160/160mm
Climbing: 7
Descending: 9.5

Ibis Mojo HD4

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 27.5
Travel front/rear: 160/150mm
Climbing: 7
Descending: 9

Intense Carbine 29

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 29
Travel front/rear: 160/155mm
Climbing: 8
Descending: 9.5

Kona Process

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 27.5
Travel front/rear: 160/153mm
Climbing: 7.5
Descending: 9

MDE Damper 29

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 29
Travel front/rear: 160/160mm
Climbing: 8.5
Descending: 9.5

Nukeproof Mega 290

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 29
Travel front/rear: 150/150 mm
Climbing: 7
Descending: 8.5

Orbea Rallon

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 29
Travel front/rear: 160/150mm
Climbing: 8
Descending: 9

Pivot Firebird

Type: enduro – heavily DH oriented
Wheel Size: 27.5
Travel front/rear: 170/170mm
Climbing: 6.5
Descending: 9.5

Rose Pikes Peak EN

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 27.5
Travel front/rear: 160/165mm
Climbing: 7
Descending: 9

Santa Cruz Nomad

Type: enduro- heavily DH oriented
Wheel Size: 27.5
Travel front/rear: 170/170 mm
Climbing: 6.5
Descending: 9.5

Scott Genius

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 27.5+/29+
Travel front/rear: 150/150 mm
Climbing: 7.5
Descending: 8

Specialized Enduro 29

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 29
Travel front/rear: 160/165mm
Climbing: 7.5
Descending: 9
** This bike has been slightly revised in geometry (longer sizing) for 2018.

Transition Patrol

Type: enduro
Wheel Size: 27.5
Travel front/rear: 160/155mm
Climbing: 8
Descending: 8

Trek Slash 9.8

Type: enduro – heavily DH oriented
Wheel Size: 29
Travel front/rear: 160/150mm
Climbing: 6.5
Descending: 9

Yeti SB 5.5

Type: all mountain / enduro
Wheel Size: 29
Travel front/rear: 160/140mm
Climbing: 8.5
Descending: 8.5