The Best Value Bikes of 2016

This year is brimming with blinged out, high-zoot, lightweight and thoroughly badass mountain bikes. Those adjectives, however, don’t always share real estate in the same sentence with words like “value.” So, what the hell, here’s a list of some bikes that I think present a good value. They aren’t “cheap,” they might not even be “affordable,” but they are all a hell of a lot of bike for the buck.

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In the sarcastic Kiwi tone of Wyn Masters: "It's bloody beautiful up here, sunny day in Scotland. We're gonna ride down the mountain–no wind at all. Beautiful."

The Web Monkey Speaks: Screw Retro


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Fort William World Cup Results


Experience wins the day in Fort Bill. Elite results inside.

Mucky Ft. William Practice Action


With rain and high winds throughout the day, Friday's practice at Ft. William was a taxing day for racers. The track took a beating as well, and today's qualifying round has been been put on hold until Sunday.

POV: Ratboy vs. Tree at Ft. William


Josh Bryceland was looking absolutely pinned at Ft. William when he got a bit off line and smacked a tree.

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Preview: Easton Heist 30 Wheelset


Wheels have gotten stupid expensive. While Easton’s Heist wheels aren’t going to qualify as “cheap” or “inexpensive” in anyone’s book, they sell for less coin than a lot of wheelsets these days. More to the point, they have a hell of a lot going for them.

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BMC Announces 650b Speedfox Trailcrew


BMC has released details on their new 650b all-mountain bike.

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