Giant Anthem X 29er 4: Giant’s Anthem X
29 is a fast, agile, cross-country trail
platform. With a Shimano 3x10 drivetrain,
RockShox suspension components and
Schwalbe Racing Ralph tires, the 4 is a
great value. $1925.
GT Force 3.0: Wherever you want to go on the mountain, the Force is
up to the challenge. This 5.9-inch-travel bike features Shimano Deore
drivetrain components and Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic brakes. $2450.
Jamis Dakar XCR 29 Sport: For 2013, the Dakar XCR is better than
ever with 12x142-millimeter thru-axle dropouts for faster rear-wheel
installation and a new three-piece welded main pivot yoke with 25-per-
cent-larger chainstays so the rear wheel tracks perfectly with the front.
KHS XC 104: The XC 104 is a straightforward
cross-country trailbike for riders looking to not
break the bank. Five inches of travel, mechanical disc brakes and a Shimano drivetrain get
the job done on the trail without costing a premium. $1360.
Kona Hei Hei: The Hei Hei features the lightweight, strong
and smooth-riding characteristics of its Scandium 6069 aluminum frameset outfitted with a component package that
doesn’t break the bank. $1900.