Today Privateer launched their second bike, the 141, which maintains much of the modern geometry, sensible design, and very competitive price point of their Enduro-oriented 161 bike, but packages it into a shorter-travel, more versatile design for the masses. The result seems very compelling — check out our First Look for more.
Just a couple years ago, one of our reviewers called the Trek Slash the best all-round Enduro bike he’d ridden at the time. Today, Trek announced the eagerly anticipated update to that bike — the all-new, 2021 Slash. Check out our First Look for the full rundown on what they changed, how the new bike’s design compares to the current market, and our initial on-trail impressions.
Specialized recently released a new Enduro, but whether you’re looking at the resale market, don’t love the new Enduro’s geometry or 29er-only design, or are just looking for a versatile Enduro / Trail bike, we think the Enduro 27.5 still deserves strong consideration. Check out Eric Freson’s full review, and Luke Koppa also adds his thoughts from the perspective of a newcomer to the sport.