Pinkbike Poll: What Field Test Bike Do You Want to Try?

Dec 10, 2019 at 10:26
by Mike Levy  


Our annual Field Test is pretty much wrapped up, but that doesn't mean we can't still yell at each other about it all, and especially about the fourteen bikes that we included and why your favorite isn't someone else's favorite.

The 2019 Field Test included enduro bikes, trail bikes, and everyone's favorite dead horse, down-country bikes. As you can imagine, they're all over the board when it comes to suspension and geometry, with rear-wheel-travel ranging from 100mm on the Mondraker and Pivot to 170mm on Rocky's new Slayer, and head angles from the Top Fuel's razor-sharp 68-degrees to the SB165's chopper-esque 63.5-degrees.


Photo by Trevor Lyden


In other words, a bit of something for everyone. So, now that the 2019 Field Test is coming to a close, which of the fourteen bikes would you like to spend a day aboard? Would you pick the wild-looking, all-aluminum Pole, the speedy and efficient Top Fuel, or the nearly-a-downhill-bike Enduro? Or does one of the other Field Test bikes have your eye? Tell us which bike, if any of them, you've put on your gotta-try list and why.


Pinkbike Poll: Which Field Test bike do you want to try?

Fourteen Field Test bikes but you can only try one. Which bike do you chose?




229 Comments

  • 233 2
 What person only wants to try just 1 bike?
  • 31 18
 Someone who doesn't really ride.
  • 27 1
 At the very least it could have been 1 from each category (assuming you count Downcountry as a category Razz ).
  • 4 0
 There’s 4 bikes. Ideally all of them.
  • 34 5
 For the Speccy S-Works Enduro folks, hope this doesn’t happen to you...
m.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Specialized/Enduro-S-Works,27190
  • 4 0
 @g123: damn! Maybe get the non s works with the alloy linkage?
  • 11 3
 @g123: Nice find... Killing some buzz on the Enduro Bike of the Year.
  • 3 0
 @pdxjeremy: I’d like to think that the S-Works versions are fine in general, time will tell. This kind of stuff and the failures from this years field tests show it could happen to anything out there.
I’d be chapped if it happened to me after spending S-Works $ though.
  • 2 0
 @g123: Enve Stem... nuff said.
  • 4 3
 @g123: Did you read the entire review? Says he thinks it could be shocks fault.... Either way, the bike has impressed plenty of people including that rider
  • 3 0
 @noapathy: everyone that responds to pinkbike comments....

Oh wait.
  • 2 0
 Simply, put out 29ers, put out not enough of travel and then pick the from Slayer or SB and get a dual crown for weekends in bikepark
  • 4 0
 @friendlyfoe: Downcountry is now Enduro-Lite.
  • 3 3
 This is just a prolonged commercial for ... not a bike maker (although the push for Specialized is quite unbelievable) but instead for a very badly done bike "test".

And 1 bike? from at least 4 categories?
  • 2 0
 @Ian713: nah, trail is enduro lite and downcountry is trail
  • 2 0
 @duzzi: this is a litmus test to see if PB has gone full XC yet. It hasn't. :salute PB emoji:
  • 1 0
 @duzzi: Agreed. I don’t understand how this test would ever help anyone buy a bike, there’s too many bikes excluded. Something like this is way better IMO (obviously a bit out of date):

enduro-mtb.com/en/best-enduro-bike-you-can-buy
  • 1 0
 2020 specialized enduro is the best bike I have ever owned
  • 1 0
 @g123: Uhh, Specialized doesn’t do resellers.
  • 1 0
 @g123: he broke an SC carbon wheel at the same time? I have been riding the same rims for two season after breaking every other carbon wheel in 4-6 months so my guess it that it was a major impact...
  • 4 0
 @lognar: negative compadre, those were our attempts at a shake up last year.
2020 is upon us so let's try for
Big Grin H is DH
Enduro is XCDH,
XC is Endurolite
trail is trail.
  • 1 1
 Same person that wants to own only 1.... nobody on PB.
  • 1 1
 Comment of the decade @bjorntsc:
  • 129 1
 None. I need to keep thinking my bike is the best there is.
  • 85 1
 Seriously. When they invent a bike better than my Slingshot Team Issue I'll take a look.
  • 11 0
 @acali: amazing comment. Those were from an era in this sport where you could slap most anything on some links and argue why it makes sense. I often wonder how it’s taken mtb companies so long to get to where we are today. It’s like the completely ignored moto and auto suspension technology.
  • 3 0
 well.... you are stronger than the rest of us
  • 8 17
flag mnorris122 (Dec 27, 2019 at 18:34) (Below Threshold)
 I demo plenty of full sus bikes and they sure are fun, but I never feel the need to buy one once I hop back on my hardtail.
  • 5 0
 @mnorris122: About time they let Billy Thackray join the PB crew at the field test. He is still the hardtail expert though he knows stuff about full sussers too nowadays. After doing hardtails proud he has spent some time in cyberspace, then went digging, then we lost him.That has been a while so he may just pop out the other side anytime. If you see him, be friendly and nudge him towards PB headquarters ok? Don't tell him about Dirt yet, he may not yet know and he won't be able to handle it. Give him food, a drink, one more drink, another drink, a Doctahawk. It will be alright. Common sense will come.

dirtmountainbike.com/bike-reviews/billy-thackrays-liteville-301-review-committed.html
  • 7 0
 I’ve got a rule about not riding bikes that could be better than mine unless I’m in the market.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Thanks for sharing this, forgotten how much I enjoyed their reviews :-)
  • 88 3
 The Enduro is the bike at whose ass I look while walking by holding hands with my Meta. It just seems like Specialized struck gold, all the reviews are raving about it, and it looks baller too.
  • 148 3
 Wow memes have transcended pictures to reach text form
  • 6 2
 @redshift: this needs more upvotes.
  • 30 0
 @redshift: modern problems require modern solutions
  • 11 1
 They just need to get on and do an alu version with some decent spec. Or even a frameset only, that would be nice..
  • 7 1
 I think 2019 has been an amazing years in terms of new bikes. Not just the Specialized Enduro, also the various Yeti bikes (130, 140, 150, 165), Santa Cruz bikes (Megatower, Hightower, Tall Boy), and the list goes on (incl. my new awesome Jeffsy 29 Pro Race)!
  • 6 1
 Enduro looks f'ing dope. I was waiting for it to drop all year and it was 100% what my id wanted it to be. That said, I feel like there are going to be a lot of people sleepwalking their way around previously fun trails on the latest crop of mini-DHs that are completely unjustified by their terrain. If I stare at it long enough, I may become one of them=S
  • 3 0
 Lol. All laughs aside...I did see that vital review where the guy promptly broke both the smaller the linkages. Not a good look for a mini-DH bike with those tiny little linkages. I can see why a guy would worry about that.
  • 2 1
 @Svinyard: I think the same way. Bike looks dope everywhere except the linkage. Looks ugly and weak...
  • 2 0
 Just bought the new Enduro today - pretty stoked on it! Was originally going to buy the Slayer until I saw the failure in this review.
  • 2 3
 It looks old with that slack top tube angle, but other Tham that, geo seems great. But for that price, it should be able to fly (literally).
  • 1 1
 I've heard rumours that rocks can get stuck in the linkage near the bottom bracket. Kind of off putting.
  • 64 2
 First of all, great work.

Maybe next year hold a poll on which bikes we want you to test. Maybe a 12/6 mix of us/you on the bike picks.

Ibis Ripmo AF is the bike I'd want to try.
  • 7 1
 I'm with you. I am really close to pulling the trigger on a Ripmo AF frame! Would love to try it before I buy
  • 8 5
 as a ripmo af owner i will say they are amazing and make sure you get the coil version, and the nx build
  • 8 0
 This is a great idea, also, I think they should add a tester or two from the weekend warrior/ general public?? Maybe have a contest for the privilege?
  • 3 0
 @fries: I’m down to do the impossible climb challenge for the “weekend warrior” test. They just need to have an AED on hand.
  • 21 0
 We have the Ripmo AF in the upcoming value bikes feature. Smile
  • 2 0
 Someone please give this man some cookies..
  • 4 0
 @brianpark: Considering the spec and geometry, I don't think anyone thinks budget before they think performance when it comes to the Ripmo AF. And with Super Bruni having no trouble this year demonstrating the state of the art performance of an aluminum frame on the WC DH circuit, the aluminum frame certainly doesn't categorize the Ripmo AF a compromised.

Looking forward to seeing how the AF stacks up - compared across the entire field.

I can't say enough good things about the Ibis bikes I've owned.
  • 4 0
 Ripmo, the bike so nice I bought it twice (went from the carbon to the AF) @Fan-o-comics:
  • 2 0
 What’s the terrain like that you normally ride? I like the coil but only at high speed. Regular “trail” riding my CC DB air CS feels more playful and faster. @stevecabrera:
  • 1 0
 @stevecabrera: What's the weight with that build? I'm thinking about getting one at some point, not sure if I want to pay the coil weight penalty.
  • 1 0
 @cole-inman: I ride a good mix of both but my favorite is chunky tech. But when the trail gets smooth i but the shock on trail mode (as dvo recommends) and it makes it quite supportive and lively. Im sure an air shock will always be more poppy though. One thing you'll gain from the coil is the small bump sensitivity. But even then if you want a super linear and supportive feel then id go for the air.
  • 1 0
 @shami: it was 33.6 without pedals and an nx build with double downs installed. if you're into all-mountain riding id definitely go coil. if you want an aggressive trail bike i think air shock is a better option.
  • 5 0
 @Fan-o-comics: check out the Bible review over at Bike Mag. You'll be buying one for sure!
  • 3 0
 I have the ripmo af and did a lighter build more for trail riding and it is so comfortable fast and fun. I really don’t have any desire to go carbon unless I had stupid money. I think the best mod you can make to the ripmo af is carbon handlebars.
  • 19 1
 I want to do a burn out in Mikes mini.



What are the specs on that thing? inner car nut and Honda fan is truly curious. Honda motor?
  • 3 0
 Sounds like a honda at rev cut hey? Just the fact it has a rev cut says aftermarket lol
  • 1 6
flag pdxjeremy (Dec 27, 2019 at 13:22) (Below Threshold)
 It looks like he broke it bouncing off the limiter in the video. Hopefully it wasn't fatal.
I have an LSX swapped rx7, maybe pink bike will let me do a burnout in next years field test?
Or maybe a tug of war against Mike's mini
  • 6 0
 B18 swap from an integra I believe. Fairly popular conversion. Minis are quick with around 100bhp, must unreal pushing double that and 9k Rev limit!!
  • 4 0
 Damn you ruined it @pdxjeremy:
  • 3 5
 @freeridejerk888: no I made it more fuel efficient, powerful and reliable. Apex seal delete kit
  • 2 0
 @pdxjeremy: heretic
  • 10 0
 I'd actually go for the Orbea. Reading the field test and now the Bible of Bikes review makes me think it would be the best fit for my riding. Next would be the Optic followed by the Guerrilla Gravity. I'd love to just try out the Enduro and SB165 at the park but my local riding doesn't really merit them.
  • 14 5
 Nothing here I’m really interested in. I bought a really nice Ibis 9er last spring and I have to say I don’t really love it. Going to put it up for sale and go back to 27.5 wheels. It’s too stable, too forgiving, makes me straighten out evey corner and add to the Niner line, it also has a mind of its own the second I leave the ground. It take a much more concerted effort to toss it around and in general make it go where I want it to. I’m only faster on certain sections of the DH. Not that that matters much I don’t race nor do I have any plans to start. Its much slower on the climbs, but it climbs like a tractor up techy stuff. Big wheels just aren’t for me I guess. I just want to have fun on my bike these days.
  • 11 3
 Yup that’s been my experience with 29ers too
  • 7 3
 My experience on 29ers too. I demoed a Ripmo this summer. Once I had it on a line in a corner, it wouldn't move off it! LOL. 275 for life.
  • 13 0
 Ibis Ripmo AF
  • 2 0
 Just buy it.
  • 14 2
 Why not try some 26 “ like the old nomad cc against the new one
  • 1 1
 Bang on the money Smile
  • 14 2
 Why isn’t your mom listed?
  • 1 0
 Dude. Ya killed ‘em
  • 7 0
 Revel rail, I've seen them up close and they are built very well. It's a work of art, even the hardware (bolts on pivots are amazingly neat, and burly but lightweight. Real high end feel and they were next to yeti's and made the yeti look meh. I'm not exaggerating. Also I'm enjoying the Bible of Bike tests from Bike Mag. The intro BGM of Pinkbike's videos makes me want to punch holes through drywall. Just a nobody's opinion
  • 9 0
 The Occam. Bikemag loved it. Pinkbike was lukewarm on it. I have to judge for myself.
  • 4 0
 I do too. Orbea is kinda known to be more XCish, light, efficient pedaling, but not the most plush suspension. Lots of people really like them. It is difficult bike to demo though.
  • 2 1
 yeah, it's beautiful, probably very well made and there are enough super plush bikes out there that feel a bit sluggish under power. seems like the new norcos fall under that category as well...
  • 2 1
 @jzPV: It's also, supposedly, pretty light. I'd be interested in the frame for a ww trail build.
  • 3 0
 Yeah they seemed to be loving the Occam and thought the Norco was a bit difficult to class and not sure who it’s for considering how many good bikes are out there now. It’s interesting reading bike mag article on the Occam, it said put a volume spacer in the rear shock and run 30 sag which makes it more plush.
  • 10 4
 Specialized Enduro seems to be having stellar reviews, hopefully they'll never release an alloy frame...

In other news, funny how not long ago bikes with very progressive geometry and not that much travel (Stumpy Evo, Pole Evolink 140, sometimes the Sentinel) were being criticized for being schizophrenic as the "geometry writes checks the travel can't cash" and now the Optic is being celebrated for being an even more extreme iteration of that concept. How things change
  • 4 2
 If they release an alloy frame, i bet they will make it heavy on purpose.
  • 4 0
 In the interview at bike mag bible they said there are no plans for an alloy frame. Which I think is kind of a bummer, but maybe we'll see an Enduro Evo with 63 degree headangle, 180mm Boxxer and coil only rear.
  • 2 6
flag PtDiddy (Dec 27, 2019 at 14:01) (Below Threshold)
 Just buy a 2020 rift zone to get an alloy version. It is pretty similar to the optic. The optic is a little sexier though.
  • 6 0
 I go back and forth between the Optic and the GG. The Optic because it's the best bike on the list and perfectly suited for my locals. The GG because it's modular for when I want something with more travel. Get the seatstay tuning kit and adjust the fork travel and now I have a park bike.
  • 6 0
 The Optic and GG are most in line with what I think I want for my next bike (mid travel 29er). Ultimately I voted the Optic because I see nothing but great reviews and want to know what all the fuss is about.
  • 8 0
 You can all ride your enduro. I wanna try that pole!
  • 24 0
 bike-curious, eh?
  • 3 0
 That was frickin hilarious @savagelake:
  • 9 1
 I want to see a trust fork hucked to flat
  • 5 4
 I want to see a Trust fork never on a bike again. Yuck.
  • 7 0
 GG... bought one so now I'm committed.
  • 6 0
 Optic since it would be ideal for my local trails and had such stellar reviews
  • 10 6
 I woulda said the enduro until I watched the huck to flat and saw the BB basically on the ground. That could be fatal out here in Arizona with all of our damn rocks and boulders.
  • 26 0
 Well than you just buy a new frameset for 4k, what are you poor or something?
  • 9 1
 i saw the chainring on the ground, BB was fine
  • 15 0
 @SickEdit: Yes this is on purpose, the teeth on the chainring add traction to your forward momentum as they dig into the ground. Its for speed.
  • 4 0
 @SickEdit: true, my bad I forgot about those BB protectors we sometimes call chainrings
  • 3 0
 @wowbagger: lol I'll be too busy paying my hospital bills. This is America after all.
  • 2 0
 @SickEdit: except when there's a rock sticking up a bit...
  • 2 0
 There is a flip chip that raises the BB. For me, pedally enduro ride : high setting, bike park : low setting
  • 1 2
 Strange because in the geo specs the BB drop is in line with similar bikes. Maybe there's an error in their stated geometry?
  • 8 1
 NUKEPROOF MEGA
  • 2 0
 I chose the Specialized Enduro because of all the gushy reviews, but in terms of a full quiver:

Specialized for bike park/enduro racing, big mountain hero stuff

Trek Top Fuel because it's probably enough for the local east coast trails, and the light weight/tighter wheel base will be great on the technical climbs

Norco Optic to see how it compares to my Transition Smuggler (and whether it can be the one bike to do it all)
  • 6 0
 None. I wanna try a Stanton SwitchFS, 650B, 29er, and mullet configurated.
  • 1 0
 Definitly a lust-worthy bike !
  • 7 0
 Geometron against all!
  • 9 1
 We'll be checking out a Geometron soon. Smile
  • 2 0
 ^
I definitely would love to try out the G1, that's my dream bike atm.
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: Really?? I'm super interested in riding something with that kind of crazy modern geo! I'm in the PNW, so no chance of demoing though... Frown
Something like that is too radical to take a gamble on, sight unseen (unridden). Also, I can only afford one rad full susp machine, at a time. And those don't seem versatile enough for an all rounder. Can't wait to hear what you guys think!
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: nice one. Maybe a modern geometry field test would be cool, with the geometron against all of its spawn ????
  • 2 0
 @mybaben: I got to ride a G1 for a day. They are super fun bikes on all terrain. The only thing I didn't get to try it on is a long fire road climb.
  • 2 0
 Since I know I’d love all the rad descending bikes, I would see if I could “live” with an aluminum Occam. The “nervous on the descents” part could still be a step up from what I have. Everywhere else, climbing, cornering, jumping, and flow trails would be a good improvement from what I’ve read/heard. Coming from a ‘16 Process 134, burly build. Otherwise I’m leaning towards Ripmo AF for my next rig.
  • 2 0
 My 2 Picks are Enduro and Optic. Since I can only pick one bike I pick the Optic. I have a good idea of how I think the Enduro will ride, but I've never ridden anything like the Optic and I'm curious to see if it's my jam or not.
  • 5 0
 GG trail pistol just for something we don't see often over here.
  • 2 0
 Optic for me and not surprised by the answers. Seems natural to want to try what reviewers thought was best in class to square with my own judgements and experiences and current favorite bike (my own ride).
  • 4 0
 Fugitive or Prime v3 , shame they ain't on the list. May buy the Norco but would actually love a go on the GG Trail Pistol
  • 7 0
 Would love to see and try any of the new Banshees
  • 1 0
 @dro-cfr: Prime V3 is dope
  • 4 0
 I want to ride each of them plus the Revel Rail and Rascal and see how they compare
  • 4 1
 Agree on the rail, the 27.5 long travel has some awesome rides right now, rail, sb165, patrol, mojo hd5, Knolly warden, and many more. Good time to be a consumer.
  • 4 0
 I really want to try a pole. Nothing like going big on a pole... wait.. what? that's not right
  • 2 1
 Well for my wife the Juliana or the optic. For me who needs a one bike quiver killer the specialized or the ibis. This mid travel thing imho only makes sense if you don’t regularly ride rowdy stuff or actually live in the down country. Almost all the new long travel bikes climb as well or better than my old XC trail bike.
  • 2 1
 I wouldnt want to buy any bike based on the field test of someone else riding it somewhere else with different kit on thsn I would want and who rides different to me.
So... can I have them all for doing my own field test please and I will let you know which one (if any) I would potentially buy. Smile
  • 4 1
 No Knollys on the list .....just half a field of junk and bikes that last 2 seasons with no parts support after a couple of years.....
  • 1 0
 Which on, for example?
  • 2 0
 I’d love to know why the Rail wasn’t included. You’d think Rebel would be all over a head-to-head comparison with the big names. And why are we still waiting for a long term review?
  • 2 0
 argh *revel
  • 1 0
 unrelated but I'll share....
We bought a 2020 Rocky Moutain Soul 20. A entry level hardtail just under $1000. We were stoked until we rode it. In the lower gears, the chain would skip over the 11 tooth drive because rocky wanted to act like they could put a 1X system on a bike using the lowest end derailleur that isn't capable of holding chain tension for shit! the bike was unrideable. then they pair their size small with a 34mm Suntour fork that is unmovable for a 190lbs rider. what??? man their lower bikes are cheap shit garbage, with a weight of ike 36 lbs for a SMALL hardtail and a 1X (that does not work) that's insane!! returned it. The first 2020 soul sold was the first one returned.Get it together rocky!!!
  • 1 0
 What a sad status quo statement on mountain bikers in general. Most prized ride... the Specialized. The company that said they’d never build 27.5” bikes. The brand that simply rips off all the cutting edge brands but only very slowly so as to barely push boundaries one millimeter at a time. UghFrown
  • 1 0
 Do I have to pick just one? Frown
And why not more love for GT??? Reasonable price (especially for the carbon expert), high quality frame, very good build spec on the whole range, modern geo/suspension, and the best part... they look awesome/especially sic paint job on the basic model Smile .
And no, i'm not a rep for GT, I just dig there bikes a lot.
  • 4 0
 I can‘t hit multiple.
I am dissapointed and my day is ruined.
  • 2 0
 S enduro cause I already have SJ 2019 and I’m thinking what would enduro do for me with more slack, more travel. More of more
  • 2 1
 Bikes that should have a test battle for giggles:
Norco Optic vs Forbidden Druid vs Last Clay. I want a battle of the play bikes where speed isn't the deciding factor but outright fun times had.
  • 3 0
 Banshee Spitfire V3. I built up a 2017 V2 the same week the Field Test started and I love it so far.
  • 1 0
 Really into a spitfire at the mo to replace my Surge EVO frame, can I ask your height an frame size? As when I compare the numbers of my M/L surge, the banshee suggests a small!! I'm 5'11 in me boots
  • 2 0
 @nojzilla: Looks like that's based just on the reach numbers. The small spitfire and the surge have 409mm reaches. At your height I'd go with the med. spitfire. It's just going to feel a little long at first.
  • 1 0
 @boogneesh: cheers bud
  • 1 0
 I chose the Specialized. I'd try it and immediately realise that I don't have the terrain to justify it, and it would make me happy with my current bike!
(If I had the terrain it looks awesome though...)
  • 1 1
 Try for a day? In that case, I'll treat it like a date and pick an exotic one. The ones that I'd least likely will get a demo on. Changed my answer from the one I actually want to keep around for a while, to the Pole, just to verify if the creator's onto something or if it's just marketing hype/BS.
  • 1 0
 It would be great to see you guys do a test of each company’s entire line of bikes. You could narrow it down to companies that offer XC, Trail, All Mountain and Enduro. Maybe pick one company a month to feature.
  • 1 0
 I have a weekend demo lined up in a couple of weeks on a Transition Patrol, but would also like to try the Rocky Mountain Slayer. The difficulty is getting hold of a demo bike in a small.
  • 3 0
 Does anyone else read ripmo AF as ripmo 'as fuck' instead of ripmo aluminum frame
  • 3 0
 Rocky Mountain - just for the Craic...
  • 1 0
 Ha ha
  • 2 0
 i also said the slayer just to be a butthead.
  • 5 1
 the one with the gearbox
  • 2 0
 I’ll need to know about the other four bikes in the poll prompt before I can make my decision.
  • 3 0
 None of them, I want to try a Norco Sight, and Nukeproof Mega 275.
  • 3 0
 Surprised the Specialized Enduro took the top spot on the poll.
  • 6 2
 Evil Wreckoning
  • 2 1
 Evil Offering too. Building one now. =)
  • 5 2
 None, keep it real keep it steel
  • 4 0
 Knolly Warden 2020
  • 2 0
 Ya, will demo that for sure once spring arrives
  • 4 1
 Where's the none of the above option ?
  • 2 1
 You're at it. 31-pound Phoenix 29 w/ fork set at 190mm, wide gearing, and dropper. Medium for six feet.
  • 1 0
 @ceecee: Why not just set a Firebird up for 180 up front?
  • 1 1
 @krashDH85: 'bird 29 STA is too slack for its reach and I'm unwilling to use a sub-50mm stem because flat corners. V1 is still an option, but I have a 150/170 650b which already struggles in local rock gardens. Plus I'm a spoilt biatch who's been poisoned by Soren Young and Wacek Kipsak.
  • 2 0
 PB, can you please send me all the bikes so i can try them? I will clean them thoroughly before returning them!
  • 4 0
 Megatower.
  • 3 0
 Pole. Huck to flat. All day.
  • 3 0
 Where is the NONE OF THE ABOVE tab?
  • 2 1
 I chose the Yeti in the Poll, but in reality I'd choose the S-Works; it must give you one hell of a blow job for that price. Haha
  • 2 2
 Well, considering those bikes are over priced, mass produced carbon copies from Asia that might last a summer if your lucky. I wouldn't mind thrashing any one of them for a day.and then handing it back for another.
  • 2 0
 When most manufacturers forgoe water bottles, GT let you move your house in their front triangle.
  • 2 0
 What is the bets that Jared Graves, is going to ride without a water bottle in 2020?
  • 3 0
 Any new Nukeproof Reactor video coming out? Or review?
  • 3 0
 The Mega is pretty fun. I'm not fit and pedal our local XC trails fine. Switchbacks are easy. Only thing I can't clean is a rock ledge climb. Pedal strikes ruin it, but not onmy HArdtail.
  • 2 0
 Its a shame there was no Ripmo AF.. still wanna try this one over all these!
  • 1 0
 I want to try a different bike the Structure Cycles linkage bike, but just built my own!
Here is Linkie www.pinkbike.com/photo/17994253
  • 1 0
 Jamis portal or hardline, but from that list only pole. Why orbea have all that attention? It's look like just a copy from old spesh, maybe with a bit different tuning
  • 1 0
 Why the Jamis's (Jamii?). I've been looking at the Hardline, and the info on-line is shall we say...scarce.
  • 2 0
 @roma258: coz it at least looks like something new, maybe a little bit complicated in pivots like evil, but any reviews about 3vo looks promising. Good small bumps sensitivity and good traction. Yes, jamis is like a rare bird, hard to find and their pr and marketing department seems very lazy, bad and odd. But I hope it can be change asap
  • 3 1
 Mondraker and GT engineers, just got a legit gut punch.
  • 1 0
 Yeah, the GT Force doesn't get any respect. And after viewing a Mondraker perform in the huck-to-flat video - people are somewhat leery ;-)
  • 2 0
 i want to AB the Trail Pistol, Optic, and Tallboy.
  • 3 0
 Canyon Strive 29
  • 2 2
 Damn. I got all excited thinking it was asking what Field Test I wanted to see done... and the answer is always urban & dirt jumping
  • 2 0
 Certainly surprised with the results
  • 3 0
 Where is 'OTHER' choice?
  • 1 1
 The me that was all about huge drops in 2003 can’t believe here in 2020 we aren’t talking about bike w 450mm/450mm travel....
  • 2 0
 Bender tried that so we dont have to.
  • 2 0
 Yeti.. just to see if they are worth all that money.. s-works Enduro too.
  • 1 0
 @BeerGuzlinFool: the 165 is pretty badass. Riding one now but only because insurance came through when my nomad got stolen. I gotta say though, I've loved a Canfield balance and that nomad just as much. They're all great bikes that Huck whatever, charge the gnar, and climb the steeps, which my local definitely is. Worth the money? It's a badass bike, but It's no better than the other badass bikes that are a couple Grand less.
  • 4 2
 Lol no one wants to try the GT
  • 2 0
 I want to give Intense and GT a hug Frown
  • 1 0
 Done, and would you invite me to ride the bike PB? Or send me the bike? Or is it just a game?
Ohh.. Just a polling...great
  • 2 0
 The Enduro would be absolutely killer-for 10% of my actual riding. Ha.
  • 2 0
 I wanna try the slayer so SOMEONE can write the field test article! Haha.
  • 2 0
 Try? Probably Pole or GG;
Buy? optic or enduro;
  • 2 0
 Enduro, stamina , optic ... that’s what piques my interest .
  • 1 0
 I like the Rocky Mountain Slayer......2019 version that not on this list... =\ #TwentySixPlusFTW
  • 2 0
 Where's the option for none of the above?
  • 1 0
 I already have a Pole Evolink 140 and I love it so I'd rather try the Enduro Smile
  • 1 0
 I just want to ride one of the new Zerodes. Why wasn't the Taniwha included in the field test? It looks amazing.
  • 1 0
 Some marins, some diamondbacks, and some other cheapish bikes. how do they compete with the big boys?
  • 1 0
 i would love to try the new specialized enduro, but 70k is a lot to pay in a bike.
  • 3 1
 Norco Sight
  • 1 0
 perfect.. I'll just take an Enduro and Optic and cover all the bases
  • 1 0
 Pole. Just because it's Pole...
  • 1 0
 Try or have? The answer varys
  • 1 0
 Norco Optic and kind of the Pole Stamina sans the breakage.
  • 1 0
 Norco Sight. Or do Downhill Bike field test #dhaintdead
  • 1 0
 I want to ride my own bike more.
  • 1 2
 Enduro pick proves Pinkbike is all about the Descent. Where do we go on the internets for riders of rolling and flatter terrain? It’s actually pretty fun too.
  • 1 0
 Road.cc?
  • 1 1
 This isnt happening when I cant even afford to pay the demo fee shops charge
  • 2 0
 None of them
  • 1 0
 #Demduro or sb165 if they where ally.
  • 1 0
 All of them or any of them, in that order.
  • 1 0
 Ancillotti scarab
29/29
29/27,5
  • 1 0
 Solid content PB, well done.
  • 1 0
 I choose Transition Patrol Smile
  • 1 1
 I want to Try and not break the Pole.
  • 4 4
 No ebikes? Not interested in pedalbikes these days.
  • 1 0
 Yeti 165
  • 1 0
 SB140, well shut
  • 1 0
 SLAYER.
  • 1 0
 Enduro, Optic.
  • 1 0
 "Enduro" hard tails.
  • 1 1
 Please! NO MORE!
  • 1 1
 Ebike
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