10 Mountain Bikes We Want to See Under the Tree this Christmas

Salsa Bucksaw

Photo: Alex Molick
Photo: Alex Molick

Few bikes this year can truly be categorized as a “game changer,” but the Bucksaw carbon, building on the revolutionary aluminum model, is one of them. The top tier stock XO1 build comes with a wealth of goodies, not the least of which is a 100mm Rockshox Bluto fork that compliments the 100mm Monarch RT3 shock. But at a relatively “affordable” $6,499, this bike also comes with highly-coveted Whisky No. 9 carbon wheels, carbon bars, a RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper, all weighing in right at 30lbs for a bike that rails corners and climbs with mega-traction in dirt, sand, and snow. This one-off custom build by Golden Bike Shop, however, has several component upgrades, including a full Di2 setup with a custom integrated battery in the fork steerer tube, yielding flawless shifting no matter what the elements throw at it. This 28lb full suspension fatty is the icing on the cake for your “Dear Santa” lustworthy wishlist… if old St. Nick thinks you’ve been nice enough to warrant a $10,000 bike.

MSRP: $4,000-$10,000

-Michael Paul

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