This new full-suspension, carbon-fiber 29er is the frequent choice of Subaru-Gary Fisher team riders for World Cup races. We can understand whyit was the most nimble 29er we've ever tested.
Think 29ers are heavy and ungainly? Think again. The Superfly 100, possibly the most anticipated mountain bike of 2010, had the highest climbing scores of any full-suspension bike we tested. With its race-ready parts mix, this full-carbon cross-country racer delivers four inches of travel in a 23-pound package (for a large!). The unique geometry moves the seat tube forward of the cranks to shorten the wheelbase for faster handling than with any 29er we've ever ridden. One minor gripe: Some of that stability comes from an unusually low bottom bracket, which left us surprised by how often we were hitting our pedals on rocks. 23.5 lbs (large); fisherbikes.com
CLIMBING: 4.7 DESCENDING: 4.3