K2 T:Nine Summit - Women's Mountain Bikes: Reviews

If you like riding up as much as down, get this light and nimble climber. In Moab, testers powered up steep slickrock and rutted trails with nonchalance. But it's not just a mountain goat: The new Linear Link rear suspension, which provides almost four inches of travel, yielded one of the most natural-feeling rides of any bike tested. The SRAM drivetrain is straight value, and we dig the short-reach brake levers. 28.7 lbs (medium); www.k2bikes.com

BonusHayes hydraulic brakes provide smooth stopping power.

BummerThe T:Nine saddle proved uncomfortable; budget a replacement.

Filed To: Women's
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