The Best Mountain Bikes of 2009

Apr 20, 2009
Outside Magazine
The Best Mountain Bikes of 2009

You need a new bike. And whether you're just getting into the sport, replacing an old ride, or adding to your collection, we've go the right mountain bike for you. How can we be so sure? Our team of 20 pro and amateur racers logged thousands of test miles—from France and Spain to Arizona and Colorado—to put every new rig through the wringer. Presenting everything you need to know about the best mountain bikes of 2009.

Trek Fuel EX 9.9
Moots Gristle
Scott Genius 10
Gary Fisher Procaliber
Tomac Automatic
Niner RIP 9
Ibis Tranny XT
Ellsworth Evolve
Raleigh XXIX Pro
Cannondale Rize 3
Commencal Meta 5.5.2
Pivot Mach 429 XT
Rocky Mountain Altitude 70
Santa Cruz Blur LT
Gary Fisher Roscoe 1

More Bikes From Our Buyer's Guide

Yeti Cycles ASR Carbon
Diamondback Sortie 3
Giant Anthem X2
Santa Cruz Blur XC (XTR)
Kona Coilair Deluxe
Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon Disc
BMC Trailfox 01

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