With our Mountain Bike Ratings we’ve identified and reviewed the best in class and put them in price bands.
Our Mountain Bike Ratings offer a smorgasbord of precision-tooled mountain bike wizardry for all depths of pocket.
It's all here - all the spec data you’ll need to pick your ride.
And why do we think that’s important?
There are over 40 bike manufacturers and over 600 different bike models to choose form.
We think you rather be riding the bike of your choice, than have your head in the books scratching your head.
The solution used to be a Hardtail but technology has evolved to the point where more can now be gained from a full suspension configuration.
Between 50 and 100mm (2 to 4 inches) of suspension travel is regarded as the current norm with entry-level bikes at around the £900 mark.
All of our bikes meet the XC requirement - to move as quickly as possible over whatever nature has thrown across your route..
More importantly our Mountain Bike Reviews enable you to ride in the saddle, day-in-day-out, which is a prerequisite to enjoying an Epic . . .
Mountain Bike Ratings Full Suspension (FS)
Zone 1 - £500-£1,000 (approx $1,000-$2,000)
Unlike Hardtails you’ll not find much in the way of Full Sussers below the £800 mark and little change out of 30lbs. These entry-level beasts are heavy.
This zone continues with steadily improving componentry, there are some good quality “have a go” at any terrain, full suspension machines. However, The break-even point for full suspension bikes is in Zone 3.