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

Nimble/ takes a beating and keeps on railing/ components. I love this bike and would buy another if...
- Schell21
 

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

Great control and easy to set up (once you figure out how). Great brakes you actually have a...
- mrh372
 

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

Excellent video quality Excellent picture quality. Great quality reasonable price! The high resolution settings overwhelm my PC.At first I...
- roadandmud
 

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

Got these on sale. Awesome gloves for warmer weather riding. Can't beat these for the price..
- dustyspokes65
 
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

-Impressive clarity for only $100 -Do not fog up in heat and sweat. The vented lenses seem to work...
- MTI
 

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

Great Fit Nice Material Doesn't Wear Out Doesn't Fade. Love to wear it out riding. Need to go ahead and buy...
- MTB Crackfox
 

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

Smooth Solid 2 & 3X compatible I-Spec. These are exactly what you would expect for a higher end shifter. Solid and...
- schwei
 

SRAM X0 Trigger Shifter

Crisp and amazing reliability. Light and quality feel.. These have got to be the best shifters I've ever...
- tikigoddess
 
Best GPS Units

Garmin Edge 500

ANT . Battery life is great. Easy to use. Lots of data collection. The garmin is a great...
- herlsy
 

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

Stealth look with minimal graphics. Dampens vibration while remaining stiff. Decent width.. My favorite handlebar so far. At...
- herlsy
 

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

Gripping, channels sweat away literally, very comfortable for long rides and gnarly terrain, easy to mount and re-mount,...
- Guest
 

Ergon GP-1

comfortable. These go on ever bike I ride. Can't live without them. If your hands or wrists hurt,...
- musikron
 
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

Great fit. Easy adjustments. Nice air flow.. Best helmet I ever owned. Worth the $$
- zionman
 

Fox Head Flux

Comfort. Looks. Adjustability.. This noggin protector is great. Sits lower on your head so you don`t feel like...
- sdwill
 
Best Hydration

Camelbak M.U.L.E.

Small footprint Bladder size Tons of room Helmet straps. Great bag, breathes good, and looks stylish.
- vandalwolf
 

Camelbak H.A.W.G.

Great quality, plenty of compartments.. I have put this pack through tons of abuse with absolutely
- gar29
 
Best Lights

NiteRider 700

Quick easy handlebar or helmet mounting, nice range and scope of light even on low, rugged, splined swivels...
- Schmo
 

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

Solid, reliable.. This was my first pump that I bought back in 2011. It has worked flawlessly. Great...
- zephxiii
 

Topeak JoeBlow Mountain

Large volume, quality build, comes with fittings n stuff.. Very good pump, I've had it since June 2012....
- zephxiii
 
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.. Picked this up from my LBS for a great price. Installed on my HT 29er, ran the...
- Tim Kremer
 

Kind Shock LEV 125MM

Works exactly how it is supposed to every time. The rebound speed on the LEV is just right....
- co_flyer
 
Best Tires

WTB VelociRaptor

These came stock on my bike and work great on the street or trails (I inflate mine slightly...
- heathberg23
 

Maxxis Ardent

Aggressive tread. Grip. Rolls well.. Funny how this AM tire became an XC king. This thing rolls great...
- herlsy
 
Best Tools

Park Master Link Pliers

Can remove and install master link faster than I can do the review. SWEET
- RoadWarrior
 

Park MTB-3 Rescue Tool

Everything you need in a rescue tool .. This tool should be called SYA multi tool for Save...
- Irongrave
 
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