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Best of Test 2018 – All Winning Bikes of this Season

The year is slowly coming to an end and it’s time to review the highlights from our 2018 ENDURO comparison tests. In the last 12 months, we’ve tested a total of 37 bikes in 4 group tests – sit back and enjoy the best bikes of the year!

The Crème de la Crème – Nine high-end enduro bikes of 2018 in comparison

Back in February, we kicked things off with the hottest enduro bikes available. The bikes in this group test will make bike enthusiasts’ hearts beat faster and their palms sweaty. They’re the stuff biker-dreams are made of, but not every one of them is suitable for every type of rider. We put them head-to-head on the trails of the Trans-Provence to find out their individual strengths and weaknesses.

For an overview of the group test and all bikes head to the main article: The Crème de la Crème – Nine high-end enduro bikes of 2018 in comparison


Best in test:: Specialized Enduro 29 Pro

Specialized Enduro PRO 29
160/160 mm (f/r) | 13.65 kg | € 7,499

“Evolution instead of revolution” is the motto of the new Specialized Enduro 29 Pro. Rather than completely throwing the frame design overboard, the Specialized team continues to rely on its proven concept and gives the bike some detailed enhancements instead. The concept paid off and the Specialized Enduro could secure the coveted Best in Test badge.

Read the full article here: Specialized Enduro 29 Pro Review


Best value: Trek Slash 9.8

Trek Slash 9.8
160/150 mm (f/r) | 13.95 kg | € 5,499

The biggest innovation on the Trek Slash is hidden inconspicuously inside the shock. Trek calls it Thru Shaft, and it’s the latest addition to Trek’s suspension technology. Although the technology is not entirely new, it has never been properly implemented on a mountain bike.

Read the full article here: Trek Slash 9.8 Review


This article is from ENDURO issue #032

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