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Vital’s $2,500 Full-Suspension Budget Mountain Bike Comparison Test

Vital’s $2,500 Full-Suspension Budget Mountain Bike Comparison Test

Vital MTB is stoked to bring your our $2,500 mountain bike comparison test with four full-suspension 29ers and four hard-hitting testers. About a year ago, we compared some $2,000 mountain bikes to see if a new rider buying a bike for the first time could really get a trail-ready bike at that price. We came away with plenty of smiles and tons of respect for the bikes we rode, so this time around, we’ve bumped the budget up another $500 to see how much of a difference that might make in bike durability and performance.
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We had a blast testing these bikes! Which bike would you pick?
Video Timeline
0:00 – Introduction
2:40 – Polygon Siskiu T8 Review
8:15 – Scott Spark 960 Review
15:49 – Devinci Marshall Review
23:08 – Cannondale Habit 5 Review
Vital’s $2,000 Mountain Bike Review – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSYwTlth1oc
YT Jeffsy 29 Base Review (because we know you’ll ask : ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wECeRKsyGSE

Amanda Wentz, Brad Howell, Trixie and Steve Wentz – our testers.

We’ve been lucky enough at Vital MTB to test some really nice, expensive bikes over the last 11 years, but we always love coming back to a more affordable price point. Though we’re calling $2,500 affordable, we know this is not chump change and $2,500 spent in the used bike market could get you a really great bike that’s only a couple years old.

We found four full-suspension 29ers in the 120mm to 140mm rear travel range. They’re considered trail bikes if you’re unaware of how mountain bikes are classified these days. This is a mountain bike that’s made to do a little bit of everything, and hopefully do it pretty well. It has more travel than a cross-country bike and less travel than what’s called an enduro bike.

Every bike we tested was a size medium, they are all aluminum frames, and coincidentally, they all featured 12-speed 1x drivetrains which means there is a single chainring up front at the cranks and no front derailleur, keeping the bike simple, efficient and quiet. While there were component similarities between the bikes, each bike was definitely its own machine, each with unique riding characteristics. The test took place in the Boise, Idaho, area at Wilson Creek, Table Rock, Eagle Bike Park and Boise Bike Park to find out where these bikes shine, who they’re best suited for and what could be improved.

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Riding Zippity Do Dah | Fruita Colorado MTB

Riding Zippity Do Dah | Fruita Colorado MTB

My Yeti- http://bit.ly/MyQuiver 20 minute bonus version- http://bit.ly/LongFormatVideos Picking up where we left off in last week’s episode with Noah Sears at the 18 Road trails in Fruita, Colorado. Zippity Do Dah is the crown jewel of the trail system if you ask me. Once again we are using 2 Skydio 2 drones to get… Continue Reading

$6,299 – MARIN Alpine Trail E2 e-Bike REVIEW

$6,299 – MARIN Alpine Trail E2 e-Bike REVIEW

Should we just cut to the chase? If you’re looking for a solid, playful eMTB that won’t break the bank (well by e-bike standards of course), Marin’s Alpine Trail E2, should be at the very top of your shopping list. At $6,299 the alloy-framed, mixed-wheel-size E2 features Shimano’s EP8 drive system, FOX 38 Performance Elite… Continue Reading

Slaughter Pen is like Disney World, you can’t see it all in a day | Mountain Biking Bentonville, AR

Slaughter Pen is like Disney World, you can’t see it all in a day | Mountain Biking Bentonville, AR

📺 Check out longer videos and early releases over on http://patreon.com/bkxc This is our second day of exploration at Slaughter Pen in Bentonville and we still didn’t see it all! There’s always stuff being worked on and new stuff being added. There’s something incredibly cool about your mountain bike vacation starting within a short pedal… Continue Reading

Ultimate Guide To Mountain Bike Line Choice | MTB Skills

Ultimate Guide To Mountain Bike Line Choice | MTB Skills

Tackling technical sections of trail can be daunting at first. There may not be a clear line to allow you to ride it safely, or there may be a choice of several, some harder or faster than others. Rich is at Dyfi Bike Park to show a few sections of trail and the lines through… Continue Reading

Setting Personal MTB Goals & Challenges | Dirt Shed Show Ep. 318

Setting Personal MTB Goals & Challenges | Dirt Shed Show Ep. 318

This week on the Dirt Shed Show Martyn and Rich are discussing Rich’s #30for30 challenge, Rich is riding 30km every day for the entire month of April! Have you set yourself a mountain bike goal or target like this? Let us know in the comments. Time stamps: 00:00 – Personal MTB Goals 07:58 – News… Continue Reading

That trail was sketchy enough without the SNAKES | Mountain Biking Little Sugar

That trail was sketchy enough without the SNAKES | Mountain Biking Little Sugar

📺 Check out longer videos and early releases over on http://patreon.com/bkxc We headed back to Little Sugar in Bella Vista to check out the various “session zones” and had a pretty good adventure. Trailforks Ridelog: https://www.trailforks.com/ridelog/view/23233366/ 🧤 Get your BKXC gloves now before they’re gone forever! http://bkxc.store 🚲 I’m sponsored by IBIS and ride a… Continue Reading