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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Techy trails with Marco Hösel


Marco Hösel takes his trials skills to some techy trails and finds a few creative lines.

Preview: Five Ten Freerider Contact


Five Ten's all-mountain style shoe, the Freerider Vxi, gets several updates for 2015, including a new name: The Freerider Contact.

Bike appoints new General Manager and Online Editor


Bike Appoints Adam Watkins as new General Manager and Jon Weber as Online Editor.

Dylan Sheffer: Toonie Time


Dylan Sheffer goes heavy metal on some shore features that would have many of us soiling our seats, including the infamously burly Toonie Drop. Heads up: this video opens with a brutal slam.

Winter Blues – Matt Jones and Szymon Godziek


Winter is here, but the session is on at these jumps, with Matt Jones and Szymon Godziek throwing down.

Marcelo Gutierrez – how to win an urban DH race (en Español)


Hop on board for some POV with Marcelo Gutierrez as he narrates an urban DH run. No hablas Español? You’ll just have to enjoy the high-speed footage sans-narration.

Nick Tingren – Back Home


Nick Tingren takes his hardtail to some gloomy North Shore tracks in this Chromag edit filmed by Max Berkowitz.

Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels


Rocky Mountain's Thunderbolt proved itself as one of the most capable trail bikes in this year's Bible of Bike. A couple of our testers even pegged it as the most fun of all 36 bikes. Check out the Roundtable Reel review video to see why.

Martin Soderstrom | the road to recovery


After a huge crash at Crankworx left him with a potentially career-ending injury, Martin Soderstrom was faced with a long recovery before he could get back on his bike. This is the story of his comeback, with footage of him looking plenty fast on a trail bike. Make sure to watch to the end to see Martin take another crack the trick that caused his massive injury.

Peak to Creek: Season Finale


Geoff Gulevich and Jesse Melamed take the honor of ripping down the freshly-finished trail, smashing corners and catching eye-popping views from the top down.

Aaron Chase gets Les Fat at Highland


Aaron Chase gets jibby on his Pivot fatbike at Highland Bike Park in New Hampshire. This is without a doubt the most progressive fatbike riding we’ve seen thus far; Aaron makes fat tires look like they were built for the bike park.

Step into the world of Olly Wilkins


Olly Wilkins is one of the many talented riders who doesn't get nearly enough attention - despite being teammates with Bendan Fairclough and Sam Reynolds. He's a ripper on a bike, and he's also making his mark on the industry as DMR's brand manager.

Coastal Crew | Wetness with Curtis Robinson


Curtis Robinson takes advantage of winter conditions and makes some noise on his trail bike.

Tested: Mavic Fury Shoe


Let’s be honest here, my first choice for a mountain bike shoe is not one dubbed as a “pure race shoe.” My bike is a Giant Reign with 6.7 inches of travel and I live for the downhill, so I’ll take any help I can get to counter the squish on climbs. With hopes that the energy transfer of a stiff shoe could move me uphill faster, I stepped into the Mavic Fury.

Alex McAndrew | November


Vermont shredder Alex McAndrew gets in one of his last rides before tucking the horse away for winter.

Paving a pump track in Thailand


Velosolutions received a request to build a pump track in Thailand, and the finished product is absolutely stunning.

Salsa Spearfish | 2015 Bible of Bike Tests Roundtable Reels


Salsa's Spearfish proved one of the most maneuverable XC bikes in this year’s garage, which stood in contrast to the traditionally stable, long-wheelbased trekking machines we usually see from Salsa. But even more surprising was that this bike, which we found so fun and capable, had just 80 millimeters of rear travel.

Trail Doctor | How to pack your bike for a flight


There's something very authoritative about Trail Doctor Dan Milner's somewhat condescending accent, which makes him the perfect person to teach you how to pack your bike and have it arrive safely for your next riding adventure.

Teams selected for 2015 Enduro World Series


Twenty-nine official teams have been selected to compete for the coveted world title at the 2015 Enduro World Series. With the addition of an under 21 men's and women's category, the EWS is set up for an exciting season of racing.

Wynward Jam whip-off in Queenstown


The Wynward Jam looks like it was a pretty righteous time, featuring big lines and everyone’s favorite event on two wheels: the whip-off.

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