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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Eric Porter’s backyard paradise


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Tested: Easton Haven 27.5 Wheelset


There are lighter wheels on the market and a few that are lighter and less expensive, but I haven’t found any of them to be as durable as the Easton Haven. That’s why I continue to run these things, even though I’d love to see them grow wider in the future. Looking for a solid all-mountain wheel set? Check this out.

Crankworx Rotorua Preview


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Into the Dirt: Battling the Elements in Iceland


There aren’t many places that can be described as “epic” without being hyperbolic. But if you can’t use the “e-word” to describe the landscapes in this video, then I don’t know when you can.

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Chris Akrigg – Chriscross 2


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Deity: “On the Level” with Brayden Barrett-Hay


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The Rise of Vinny T | Shaperideshoot


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