First Ride: Spot Rollik 607

The most efficient 150-millimeter bike out there

Spot's Living Link suspension platform delivers one of the most pedal-efficient rides on the planet. Couple this to the latest Rollik 607, featuring 10 extra millimeters of suspension front and rear, and you've got a pretty unique machine. With 150 millimeters of rear wheel travel, and 160 up front, the Rollik is more capable than ever, but it still climbs with the agility of an XC bike. The 607's suspension isn't vague feeling, which is a sort of refreshing thing, though it won't satisfy riders seeking minutia-deleting sensitivity. If on the other hand, you're looking for the security that comes along with gobs of suspension travel but still want to be able to feel the trail, that's what the 607 specializes in.