Best Mountain Bike Products of 2014

We've sorted through this year's mountain bike reviews to find the best MTB products in dozens of categories. Review stuff you own and add items to your wishlist to vote before the polls close September 1, 2014.

Also be sure to check out the all time best MTB products, organized by category:

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Best 29er bikes

Giant Trance X 29er

Great buy for the money, quality components, light and sturdy aluminum frame, bar is plenty wide for tuning....
- WGK
 

Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon

Lightweight. Great geometry. VPP. 12x142 rear axle.. I am really enjoying this bike. The carbon gives a super...
- herlsy
 
Best All-Mountain bikes

Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon

Very nimble. Handles whatever you throw at it. Made me a better rider. Gets me out of bad...
- revans1961
 

Santa Cruz Bronson

Low and stable, very flickable, very light and agile. Check out my full review here: http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-reviews/review-santa-cruz-bronson-carbon/
- mtbgreg1
 
Best Freeride bikes

Specialized SX Trail

Very playful, handles any terrain thrown at it. Stout frame. Can handle dh/freeeride and then be pedaled on...
- ddbullard76
 

Iron Horse Yakuza Kumicho

This is a beast and is very tough as mentioned previously! It will take some hard beating &...
- Guest
 
Best Full suspension bikes

Trek Fuel EX 8

front suspension, rear suspension, frame geometry, weight, components. GET THIS BIKE! Bike rides like a dream, eats up...
- eyejustamazeyall
 

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp

climbs great light great shocks. I highly recommend getting one of these.
- reed101
 
Best Hardtail bikes

Gary Fisher Wahoo

This bike is made well and works great for in city trails. My first mountain bike bought around...
- cobeartown
 

Specialized Rockhopper

Affordable, durable, and capable. This bike has seen it all from cross country to downhill, and is still...
- mb8919
 
Best Downhill

Devinci Wilson

Corners great and jumps well. Very good pedal platform.. Overal great bike with confidance
- droppindown
 

Giant Glory 0

Full saint build so components are top notch. Fox 40 fork is plush and soaks up anythings. Geometry...
- tyler2728
 
Best Brakes

Avid BB7

Everything. Put these on my 03 Cinder Cone last year and they've been amazing. Easy install, easy adjustment,...
- tlovell
 

Shimano Shimano XT M785 Disc Brake Caliper and Levers

Excellent modulation and power for a brake at this price level.. great feel to the lever and once set...
- syd
 
Best Helmet Cameras

GoPro HERO3 Plus Black Edition

very good quality pictures and video easy to use when in the protective case it seems to be bombproof....
- Fit4Life28
 

GoPro HD Hero 2

Great video quality, easy feature, and pretty much hook to anything you wear or ride..
- tyler2728
 
Best Gloves

Fox Head Dirtpaw Gloves

Good padding. Good fit.. Great MTB glove for the price! Fit good and do a good job protecting...
- ablack84
 

Fox Head Digit

Great construction. These gloves take a few rides to break-in.
- eric.uscg
 
Best Shoes

2013 FiveTen Freerider VXI

Super grippy, on or off the bike, solid and durable, super comfy, awesome looks. I got these for...
- No1InParticular
 

FiveTen Freerider VXi Elements

Grips well, super comfy once broken in. Nice and stiff, but not too stiff.. Try them out, you...
- restlessrmtb
 
Best Sunglasses/Goggles

Tifosi Tyrant

durable, quality construction, versatile. i must have a laarge head..because after a couple hours wearing these, i can...
- fretter34
 

Oakley HalfJacket

Look great Customizable Don't fog Don't fall off extremely light. I love these glasses. They were a gift as my go-to sunglasses...
- Phillychris498
 
Best T-shirts

Singletracks Mountain Bike T-shirt

Fit. Material. Stylish. Great fit. Comfortable fabric. Of course, very stylish!
- ablack84
 

Fox Tech Tee

Only shirts I wear for riding. Great for hot weather, sheds water very good.
- tyler2728
 
Best Cranksets

Shimano SLX Hollowtech II

Lightweight. Purchased this crank with bash guard to make up for my lack of riding skills. I later...
- heckmanlloyd
 

Race Face Atlas

Strong Stiff Color choice Easy install. The atlas cranks have been around for ever. To this day they are still being...
- slipfinger
 
Best Shifters

Shimano Deore XT M780, 10 speed

Quick,smooth responds everytime, adjustments are minimal through out the season.. Put on everything
- tyler2728
 

SRAM X0 Trigger Shifter

Crisp shifting and no problems ever.. probably the same as x9 but still flawless.
- taletotell
 
Best GPS Units

Garmin Edge 500

ease of use and setup communicates with power meter well and all other ant stuff easy to read on the...
- nedmario
 

Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx

Good signal, mapping and fits great on a bike.. Been using this for years, GPS is great but...
- cobeartown
 
Best Handlebars

Easton EC70

Light Sturdy. Perfect width for twisty, turny singletrack. I paid $50 for this bar from a closeout sale and...
- LucindaInGA
 

Spank Spike 777 Evo

Perfect bend/sweep, lightweight (for length) and comfortable. One of the best bars I've found. If you like 'em...
- spinjunkie
 
Best Grips

ODI Rogue Lock-on

Grippy and comfortable. They're fantastic
- bushwoodcountryclub
 

Ergon GP-1

Very comfortable for long rides. Durable.. I've been running these for three years (12k miles) now which is...
- Eric Foltz
 
Best Headset

Cane Creek 40

Buttery smooth. As others have mentioned, set it up and forget about it.. I currently have this installed...
- slipfinger
 

Cane Creek 110 Headset

Lightweight. Stainless steel bearings.. If you can't afford a Chris King but still want to impress your friends...
- herlsy
 
Best Helmets

Giro Xar

Good air circulation, great fit with a lot of adjustments..
- cobeartown
 

Troy Lee Designs A1

Comfort Styling Durable shell Fit. If you have a head shaped like mine then this helmet will fit like it was...
- macr88
 
Best Hydration

Camelbak M.U.L.E.

Large bladder Easy cleaning Remove able bladder, makes bag double as backpack. Lightweight. Plenty of storage.. It all comes down...
- sean_toffey
 

Camelbak H.A.W.G.

I am still using the same backpack! Durability great. Size perfect for the day trip, for any inclement...
- rowunda
 
Best Lights

NiteRider 700

Very bright light, last 1.5 hr on high, red indicator when light is about to go out, USB...
- ediblefrog
 

NiteRider MiNewt Mini USB

Lightweight. The Light is great for a helmet light to add to your actual race light. This gives...
- MTB Crackfox
 
Best Videos

Won't Back Down: The Steve Peat Story

Story. Definitely worth a watch
- macr88
 
Best MTB Forks

X-Fusion Slide RL2 29

Great looks, pretty good ride, Simple design, easy to service, great service videos, durable, and reliable. Travel Adjustable...
- zephxiii
 

Fox Racing Shox 40

Best dh shock on the market. Very plush, easy set up, easy spring change for weight adjustments. Very...
- tyler2728
 
Best Pedals

Crank Brothers Candy 1

- Easy in and outs - Durable - Inexpensive. Yes I would recommend them
- zpgray19
 

Shimano M540

Price, ease of adjustment and use.. Great beginners pedal
- jd41326
 
Best Pumps

Specialized Air Tool Sport

Lightweight Affordable. Nice sturdy floor pump. works with presta or Schrader valves. I bought it at a LBS that...
- rsb201
 

Topeak JoeBlow Mountain

The big air volume really fills the tire fast, and the big gauge makes it easy to dial...
- DanK_NoCo
 
Best Rear Shocks

Fox Racing Shox Float RP2

Pro pedal lock out - Quiet smooth operation - seems bomb proof so far - very little maintenance required - very little...
- 01101010__01101101_
 

X-Fusion Glyde R

Price, Quality, Strength, Simplicity, and it last!!!. This is a workhorse coil over shock. Mine is still working...
- Guest
 
Best Saddles

Charge Spoon

Relatively light (but not lightest thing out there), comfortable, rides well, good looking, durable.. I bought this to...
- zephxiii
 

WTB Volt

hard racing. yes
- aewynn0915
 
Best Seatposts

Kind Shock ETen

Inexpensive, can be had for about $140, Fluid motion, much smoother than mechanical and the remote works great.....
- Frankenstein
 

Kind Shock LEV 125MM

Very nice looking Simple cable actuator (no bleeding) Clean install Actuator connection makes for very clean routing. Simple. This is my first...
- James S
 
Best Tires

WTB VelociRaptor

Tough, climb well, great traction. Great tires for the price. Great tires in any condition. I still have...
- Maldo02
 

Maxxis Ardent

Strong, good in dry/loose conditions, very wide. I bought these on recommendation from a local bike shop here...
- jkey6
 
Best Tools

Park Master Link Pliers

Effortless Fast. This tool works amazing. takes seconds to remove a quick link. Highly recommend
- rsb201
 

Park MTB-3 Rescue Tool

Great tool Multi functions. Get one
- RyanWilliams
 
Best All Mountain Wheels

Stan's Flow EX 650b

Tweener size is perfect balance. Hefty rim and low profile make for a tough nice rolling wheel. Rolls...
- bikeit420
 

Mavic Crossmax ST

Lightweight and fast rolling wheels. New improved ITS-4 really makes this wheel. Excellent set of alloy wheels. The...
- syd