It’s hard to believe how much mountain bike gear we’ve reviewed this year, from complete bikes to brakes and tires to tire sealant. We pulled a list of the most popular mtb product reviews of 2022, so be sure to read up — and stock up — in case you missed them!
2023 Santa Cruz Megatower
Santa Cruz has been on a roll this year, updating their long-travel Megatower, the mid-travel Hightower, and most recently the 27.5″ shred-sled Nomad. The Megatower v2 has more travel, longer reach, and over an inch of additional length.
Continental Kryptotal Re
Continental revamped their mountain bike tire line back in April, launching five new tread patterns including the Kryptotal Re. With strong braking bars in the center and tall side knobs, the Continental Kryptotal Re has proven to be a good tire for mixed conditions.
Shimano SLX 4-Piston Brakes
$187.00 each | $178.94 rear, sale
If you’re decided on Shimano brakes but are questioning whether you need the added flash and features of XT or XTR, the Shimano SLX 4-piston brakes are a great option. They are heavier in hand but lighter on the wallet and feel nearly the same as the higher priced options.
Fanttik X8 APEX Tire Inflator
$119.97 | $89.97 sale
This digital tire pump is easy to use, accurate, and saves you the hassle of hand pumping tubeless tires.
Revel Rail 29
$5,999.00+ (limited stock)
The shining star of the Revel Rail 29 is the CBF suspension platform. This linkage system wants you, begs you, DARES you to climb up and over chunky, technical obstacles.
Five Ten Trailcross Clip in
The Trailcross has been a popular line and this year the Trailcross Clip-in adds the first clipless option. The Five Ten Trailcross CLs are basically a mashup of a trail runner with a mountain bike shoe, with specs and features to match. Men’s and women’s styles available.
SQlab 411 Bicycle Innerbarends
Many of us can benefit from having an additional hand position on our bars, and Innerbarends offer a simple solution especially for bikepackers as well as XC and trail riders who like to spend long hours in the saddle.
Schwalbe Thunder Burt Tire
$95.00 | $82.00 sale
Super fast-rolling XC race tires like the Schwalbe Thunder Burt will help convert almost any hardtail to a passable gravel bike, keeping the “N+1” sum lower and saving cash.
Rocky Mountain Powerplay
$9,059.00 (XL, limited stock)
The Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay is a lot of bike and there’s a lot to like about it. The motor is seamless and quiet and the powertrain’s position gives it an aggressive feel on descents. The geometry is confidence-inspiring on the descents and still agile enough when singletrack is narrow.
Oneup 240mm Dropper Post
Maximum travel for tall riders is now available in one of the best dropper posts on the market. 30.9, 31.6, and 34.9mm diameters and travel lengths from 120mm up to 240mm.
Tubeless Tire Sealant
We found a few tubeless tire sealants we really like after testing several this summer. Muc-off seals well and is a good value while Orange Seal and Stans are super effective. And if you’re looking for a thicker, more viscous tile sealant, we can recommend Finish Line FiberLink.
Diamondback Haanjo 3 Bike
The Haanjo is a super popular gravel bike and is offered in a number of builds and price points for everyone from gravel dablers to gravel gods and goddesses. This build comes with 700x37c tires and 18 gears which means it’s ready to tackle paved roads to singletrack and everything in between.
State Bicycle Co Frame Wedge Bag
First there was the hydration pack. Next came the hip pack. The final evolution: the frame pack. Fit all your gear and more and ride free like the wind with this inexpensive pack.
- Read more: Ditch That Hip Pack with One of These Mini Frame and Handlebar Bags
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Fox Mainframe MIPS Helmet
This sweet Fox Mainframe MIPS helmet looks decidedly similar to the brand’s Speedframe Pro lid, and your buddies will have to pay close attention to know that it cost just $90.
Marzocchi Bomber Air Trunnion Shock
The new Marzocchi Bomber Air shock is less expensive than the Fox Float X and offers simple, reliable performance on the trail.
Kuat Piston Pro X 2-Bike Hitch Rack
This is a premium, no-touch rack that has all the bells and whistles from Kashima-coated struts to a magnetic cable dock and one-handed operation. Not only that, it has LEDs built in so tailgaters are less likely to crash into your investment.
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