Your guide to UK trail bikes
Today, we’re going to take a look at a selection of full suspension trail bikes costing in the region of £2000.
Everyone has their own idea of what the perfect trail bike is, but for the purposes of this roundup we’re narrowing the selection down to 120-140mm full suspension bikes, light enough to not hold you back on the slogs but burly and dialled enough to enjoy the descents.
Such bikes are ideal for a vast spectrum of riding. From trail centres, marathon events, 24-hour racing, and blasting around the woods at the weekend, they’re adept at turning their hand to whatever you ask of them.
And they’re versatile, too. A tyre change here, a bar change there, can drastically alter their characteristics to suit your style of riding. Such a bike however needs to be tough and able to handle whatever trail obstacles, rocks and drops that you might encounter, while also pedalling efficiently up the climbs.
We’ve picked bikes costing £2000, or as close as possible (where a brand doesn’t offer a £2000 model we’ve picked the cheaper alternative). Read on to see the top five bikes we’ve picked.