The Beta Tests

Welcome to the Fall 2021 Beta Tests

14 bikes, 5 testers, 4 cameras, 3 destroyed berms and 1 broken bone

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It’s here, and it’s a good one. We’ve got 14 bikes, and each one has something to say. Two of them were made in North America, another two are actually pretty affordable. One is a mixed-wheel, one has a hidden rear shock. Four of them run on high-pivot suspension designs, which means 10 of them actually don’t. We’ve got a mix of categories from XC to super-enduro, and we put every bike through its paces on both climbs and descents in Bellingham, Washington, riding all day every day for two weeks. We swear, it’s harder work than it sounds. Every one of our five testers has been doing this for over a decade, and we dive deep into every one of these bikes to help you decide which one is right for you. We’ll be rolling the videos out through the end of 2021 and into 2022, starting with the new Pivot Firebird. And if you need to catch up, here’s a link to our last round. 

In the meantime, welcome to The Beta Tests.

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