Tomac Supermatic 120

Tomac Supermatic 1202 Bike     Photo: Sterling Lorence

THE SELL: Goes up as well as it goes down. THE TEST: Bridging the gap between speed and suspension, the Supermatic, with its swoopy carbon lines and nearly five inches of cushy travel, is one of the best all-around bikes we rode this year. "Nimble in the techy stuff, fun on the fast and flowing, and all-around comfy—even in the rocks," one tester wrote. The relatively slack headtube angle and low weight made our test loops' short, steep climbs a breeze, but despite the Fox RP23 rear shock, a few testers found the single-pivot design a touch bouncy on the descents. Kudos to Tomac for the full XT component group, which in our estimation is the sweetest blend of price, smooth shifting, and reliability. THE VERDICT: Does it all—really well. 25.5 lbs
Climbing: 4
Descending: 4

Brand: Tomac $4,200

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