Are you drooling yet? If your mountain bike wishlist already has a few dozen items on it, you’re not alone. Go ahead and splurge on these top of the line products, you deserve it! Or if it’s a deal you’re after, check out our roundup of Black Friday Mountain Bike Deals.
Giro Manifest Helmet
The Giro Manifest is the brand’s flagship helmet with top-of-the-line features, including MIPS Spherical. The Spherical design allows MIPS to remove the often uncomfortable plastic slip liner on the inside, making for a cozy place for the rider’s head. The Manifest also has a Fidlock magnetic buckle, wide open venting, and a rubberized backside for riders who prefer goggles.
Gloworm XSV Headlight
If you want to ride through the darkness at enduro speed, the Gloworm XSV is the way to go. Three LED bulbs pump out up to 3,400 lumens and the light ships with swappable optics to dial in the beam pattern to your local trail conditions. Pair this light with a helmet-mounted lamp from Gloworm and you can control both using a single wireless remote.
For a limited time, take 15% off Gloworm light systems with code singletracks2020
Santa Cruz Megatower
starting at $4,499.00
If it’s a 160mm 29er you need, the Megatower is ready to deliver. This bike not only makes a fantastic enduro race machine, but it’s also fun to ride deep into the forest all day long. The low-slung shock and supple suspension help its 29″ tires roll over almost anything you point it toward. While there’s no real bargain option, there are a variety of builds to suit different needs and budgets.
Maxxis Minion DHF WT 3C DD Tire
$90.00 | $81.00 sale
Most people are familiar with the Maxxis Minion. The 3C DoubleDown MaxxGrip edition has some added benefits though. The tire may be heavier than its EXO counterpart, but the heavy casing and triple compound rubber makes for a tire that will track anywhere and survive almost anything.
PNW Components Loam Dropper Post
Sure, if you want to buy a truly top-of-the-line dropper post, the $800 RockShox Reverb AXS is always an option. PNW’s idea of top-of-the-line is decidedly more accessible, yet it still offers great features like tool-free adjustable travel and variable return speed. This reliable post is available in three different diameters and in multiple travel lengths to fit nearly any frame. Instead of spending $800 on a single dropper post, consider buying one Loam for yourself — and three more for friends — for the same amount of cash.
Buy from PNW Components
Fox 38 Fork
Who needs a stiffer fork than the venerated Fox Float 36? Anyone left raising their hand is in luck, as the new Float 38 has larger stanchions and a thicker, ovalized steerer tube to accommodate larger and harder-hitting riders or the added mass of e-bikes. The burlier fork shares all of the updates that the 2021 Float 36 model received, including a redesigned axle retention system, oil channels to keep the wiper seals lubed, and air ports on the lowers to equalize pressure after long ascents.
Rocky Mountain Altitude
$6,999.00 (Carbon 70 build)
Rocky Mountain’s all-new Altitude is made to get the most out of the descents, while doing an excellent job of getting to the top. This year, the brand revised the enduro bike and made it even more capable. It’s slacker and longer, but with a steeper seat tube angle for better climbing. The component selection on every model shows that Rocky Mountain designed the new Altitude to get rowdy.
TRP G-Spec DH Disc Brake
TRP says “no expense [was] spared creating this brake [so] every rider can now stop with world cup winning performance,” and after running these brakes for nearly a full year, they’re still amazing. The Aaron Gwin-designed lever is longer than most and feels great, even compared to the lever on the latest Shimano XT brakes (which are great too, BTW). Needless to say, the TRP G-Spec DH brakes offer excellent stopping power for any bike.
Feedback Sports Team Edition Tool Kit
$225.00 | $180* member price with code GEARUP2020 thru 11/23
Bike shops are busier than ever as indoor cyclists venture outdoors and workers look to fill time that was previously wasted commuting. That’s all great news, unless you need to get your bike fixed. Which makes now a great time to learn to wrench at home.
This kit from Feedback Sports not only includes almost everything you need to work on a fleet bikes, but the tools are all high quality and should last a lifetime. Trust us, having the right tools — and quality ones, at that — makes any repair or upgrade job quick, easy, and even fun.
Thule Helium Platform 2-Bike Hitch Rack
Don’t. Touch. The. Frame. Thule finally has a tray rack for the modern mountain biker and the Helium doesn’t disappoint. With the Thule namesake, the Helium Platform 2 has a clean look, functions simply and durably, and doesn’t rattle or rock.
Topeak PrepStand Pro
$299.95 | $239.96 sale
Anyone who wrenches on their own bike regularly knows that a quality bike stand is a must. It should be easy and efficient to operate and sturdy for strong arms who are putting a lot of torque into bolts and cranksets. The Topeak PrepStand Pro not only fulfills these duties but adds functionality in the form of a scale at the top of the stand. Constantly putting on new parts to cut weight? Find out how much the bike weighs immediately after the job is done.
$3,100.00 (frame only)
This could very well be your forever bike. The Sage Powerline is a titanium hardtail designed to handle everything from XC racing to bikepacking to everyday trail rides. The comfortable, neutral geo, combined with resilient titanium tubing, offers an incredibly satisfying ride feel, even for those who think they’ve aged out of hardtail riding. This lightweight, efficient bike makes climbing less of a chore while the 130mm fork, internally-routed dropper post, and 2.4-inch tires ensure that descents are a blast too.
Roval Control SL Team LTD 29 Wheelset
Designed for Olympians competing in the upcoming Tokyo games, the Roval Control SL Team LTD 29 wheel set represents the pinnacle of performance. These are some of the lightest XC wheels around, yet they are durable enough to tackle rough conditions mile after mile. Even the width of the rim wall edges are engineered precisely to reduce the chance of race-ending pinch flats.
Only 600 LTD sets were produced, so if you can’t find a pair, the ‘regular’ Control SL wheels offer almost all of the same world-beating features, minus the shiny blue decals.
Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex Trail Hooded Jacket
$279.95 | $162.39 – $194.98 sale
Gore’s water-fighting, comfort-enhancing gear is hard to beat. That comes in at a price, but most will find it worth it as opposed to any of the hot and humid rain jackets that can be unbearable. The C5 is is packable, lightweight, and will fit in a small pack easily for when it’s needed most.
Fi’zi:k X1 Infinito Cycling Shoe
$399.95 | $276.91 – $333.80 sale
Cross country riding is as much about going up fas as down, and a positive power transfer makes a big difference on the way up. The X1 Infinito shoes from Fizik have a stiff carbon fiber sole to keep them light and to maximize pedaling power. A pair of BOA dials make them easy to adjust on the fly, and these shoes are surprisingly comfortable given their rigidity.