Singletracks picks the best 2019 enduro mountain bikes.
First impressions of the Orbea Rallon enduro bike, which will see a long-term review.
Orbea took a handful of modern big-bike elements, a second fistful of thoughtful innovations, and added three boatloads of aesthetic appeal to complete this decidedly race-ready machine.
Orbea's engineers add some squish to the 2020 Rallon enduro bike and 2019 bikes can be upgraded with the latest linkage for a reasonable price.
With the updated linkage kit, the rear end traction becomes laughably good, and there is still plenty of spongy bounce in the mid-stroke to keep the bike playful.
This year the Singletracks staff tested 26 current model mountain bikes, ranging from XC to (almost) DH, and these are our 9 favorites.
Enduro bike geometry varies from mountain bike to mountain bike and from brand to brand. In this article, we compare, analyze, and explain the differences in enduro bike geometry on 27.5" and 29" mountain bikes.