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Bicycle riding has become a vastly loved and enjoyed hobby around the world. From some of the most competitive events in sports history, to casual riding along the sunset, bicycle riding has taken the world by storm. One of the most loved sub-set of the sport is mountain bike riding.

Enduro events are mainly related to timed trials down the mountains or mandatory uphill events which are not timed. Riders are timed in stages that are primarily downhill. It is a very competitive event and hence requires the best mountain bikes built just for that. Let’s take a look at a few.

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Best Enduro Mountain Bikes

1.

Diamondback hook hardtail MTB

Top Choice Item

Diamondback brings you a reliable hand-built hardtail mountain bike great for enduro events. The bike has a solid aluminium construction which gives it high tensile strength and improves durability. Aluminium is a lightweight material that holds up well and allows you to accelerate quickly. It is also corrosion-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about rust while washing the bike. The red and black look of the bike makes it look sporty and beautiful on the track. The 120mm travel suspension fork and SRAM single ring drivetrain allows for smooth gear shifting experience. You also get powerful mechanical disc brakes.

Pros
  • Aluminium construction; Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth gear shifting
  • Mechanical disc brakes
Cons
  • Tyres are not the best quality

Latest deal: Diamondback hook hardtail MTB

2.

Commencal meta origin

Prime Picked Item

If you are looking for a premium and amazing quality experience, you will not go wrong with the meta origin from commencal. This bike has a 6000 series alloy build that makes it super durable and strong. The bike can take a beating through a rough, bumpy terrain without any hiccups. The material is also washable, so you do not have to worry about rust or corrosion of any sort. The chalk grey color looks absolutely stunning and you can choose among bike sizes as well. The bike also has RockShox 150mm suspension, SRAM 10-speed drivetrain and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. All of these put together provide an amazing bike riding experience. You get smooth shifting along with quick and easy stops. Overall, this is an amazing bike you cannot go wrong on.

Pros
  • 6000 series alloy; Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth gear shifting
  • Mechanical disc brakes
Cons
  • A little expensive

Latest deal: Commencal meta origin

3.

Felt edict 3

Best Value Item

If you always wanted to tame some of the meanest and most rough terrains out there and reward yourself with ultimate performance, then you have come to the right place. Edict 3 MTB has a carbon fiber frame engineered for perfection. It is lightweight and strong, great for high speed riding with ease. The RockShox Reba fork and a Deluxe RK Debonair shock for impact absorbing ability, enabling you to ride smoothly and securely. It has an SRAM 12-speed drivetrain and mechanical disc brakes as well for smooth shifting and quick reliable braking respectively. Overall, this is an amazing choice for you.

Pros
  • Carbon fiber build; durable
  • Lightweight
  • 12-speed drivetrain
  • Mechanical disc brakes
Cons
  • Expensive

Latest deal: Felt edict 3

4.

Fuji auric LT

Fuji makes some of the fanciest and well put together bikes. You can never go wrong with them. Auric LT is another one of the great bikes fuji makes. It has a vine red and black color scheme going on that screams class. Speaking of class, all components used in the bike are of top-notch quality. We have Fox float performance shocks and fork for an amazing and smooth riding experience as the bike evens out bumps. The A6-SL super butted alloy is great for durability all while keeping the bike lightweight, easy to take off with minimal effort. From WTB rims to hydraulic disc brakes, this bike has it all. They amount to an amazing and effortless braking experience and grip on the road as the tyres are perfect.

Pros
  • A6-SL alloy; Great durability
  • Lightweight
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • Fox float performance shocks and fork
Cons
  • Pricey

Latest deal: Fuji auric LT

5.

Vitus mythique VRS

Vitus brings you a well-built mountain bike great for enduro events. It comes in a brilliant army green color that looks elegant and amazing. The bike has an alloy boosted frame which is strong and lightweight, good for quick take offs. The frame is also corrosion resistant so you can wash it easily without a worry. You get mechanical disc brakes for quick stops and also an X-Fusion fork and shock for ultimate comfort while riding smoothly. The tyre quality provides good grip on the road which adds to better handling. The saddle is adjustable and ergonomic for ideal positioning. Overall, an amazing bike.

Pros
  • Alloy boosted frame
  • Lightweight
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Disc brakes

 

Cons
  • Seat post angle not steep enough

Latest deal: Vitus mythique VRS

6.

NS bikes define

NS brings you a full carbon fiber bike frame in a beautiful MTB package. Carbon fiber means the bike will be feathery and lightweight. It will take off quick for rapid starts. The material is also very strong which keeps the bike durable and consistent. It can take a rough beating and can ride through bumpy terrains without hiccups. The Fox performance fork and rear shock system allows for a smooth ride and SRAM hydraulic disc brakes along with a 12-speed shift system enables quick brakes and smooth shifting respectively. The bike has an ergonomic adjustable saddle and the bike frame is corrosion resistant. Overall, this bike is right on the money.

Pros
  • Carbon fiber build
  • Lightweight and strong
  • 12-speed gear shift and disc brakes
  • Fox performance shocks and fork
Cons
  • On the pricey side

Latest deal: NS bikes define

7.

Commencal furious essential MTB

Sky blue definitely looks dreamy on a mountain bike. Combine that with a 6000 series alloy material that was used to make this bike, and you get a Commencal furious MTB. The bike is built for insane performance as you get the best material. Alloy is strong and also rust-free. If you look for agility and pace, you have come to the right place as the bike is very aerodynamic and ergonomic in shape. The saddle is adjustable and the tyres have a great grip as well. Fox float rear shock and fork are also available as they make the riding experience smooth and carefree. Disc brakes are on board for proper and quick stops. You have got yourself an amazing deal.

Pros
  • Alloy build: Durable
  • Rust-free
  • Fox float performance shocks and fork
  • Disc brakes
Cons
  • Could use better rims

Latest deal: Commencal furious essential MTB

8.

Vitus rapide bike

In a world of expensive mountain bikes, vitus brings you a relatively affordable bike that will do all that an expensive bike does. Starting with the frame, the bike is made from 6000 series aluminium which has high tensile strength for durability, and also features a rust-free experience. The shimano shifters provide a very smooth gear shifting experience. The saddle is adjustable as well and the fork is of high quality. The tyres are wide and grip the road well for proper handling. At this price, you also get disc brakes for quick and effortless braking. An amazing bike for beginners.

Pros
  • Aluminium build; Durable
  • Rust-free
  • Adjustable saddle and grippy tyres
  • Disc brakes
Cons
  • No rear shock

Latest deal: Vitus rapide bike

9.

Commencal clash origin

The clash origin is built for speed with its amazing spec that can easily dominate any mountain terrain. RockShox fork has been known for its great quality and the deluxe rear shock combined with it provide an exceptionally smooth riding experience, both of which you get with this bike. The SRAM crankset and 12-speed drivetrain allow for a smooth gear shifting experience. Hydraulic disc brakes are on board as well. Smooth braking is not a dream any longer. The material used is alloy 6000 series that is durable and corrosion resistant. All in all, a great option for the price you pay.

Pros
  • 6000 series alloy; Durable
  • Lightweight
  • 12-speed smooth shifting
  • Disc brakes
Cons
  • Could use better saddle

Latest deal: Commencal clash origin

10.

Nukeproof mega

Nukeproof is an expert in alloy frame construction and you get exactly that with the mega 275. The alloy is strong and durable all while being lightweight for your take off needs. The material is also corrosion resistant, so you do not have to worry about washing your ride. With RockShox deluxe fork and rear shock, you get a smooth riding experience. The saddle is adjustable and very comfortable for long uninterrupted driving sessions. The 12-speed gear shifting mechanism is also very smooth. The tyres have an amazing grip on the road that aids in handling. At this price point, you certainly expect hydraulic disc brakes and you get them as well.

Pros
  • Tough alloy construction
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable saddle and good grip on tyres
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
Cons
  • Expensive

Latest deal: Nukeproof mega

11.

Nukeproof scout 290

Nukeproof once again comes through with a hydro form alloy on their new scout 290 MTB. This bike is perfect for enduro events as it has the required strengths all while being lightweight and durable. The material is corrosion resistant as well. The saddle is adjustable and ergonomic for extended sessions of riding. The tyres have a good grip and the Fox fork improves the ride even further. 12-speed gear shifting is smooth, and the mechanical disc brakes allow for quick and easy stops. The crankset is of high quality as well and the handlebars enable great grip and handling.

Pros
  • Hydro form alloy
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Mechanical disc brakes
  • 12-speed smooth shifting
Cons
  • No rear shock

Latest deal: Nukeproof scout 290

12.

Kona process 153

If you are looking for a sleek and modern looking MTB that gets the job done well on enduro events, you have come to the right place. The elegant ergonomic lines going through out the frame of this bike look absolutely amazing. The bike has a carbon body with infused alloy for more structural integrity. This allows the bike to stay lightweight while being extra durable. The Fox float fork and rear shock enable comfortable riding. The saddle is comfortable and adjustable. You get a smooth 12-speed gear shifting mechanism and SRAM piston brakes that do an amazing job with braking.

Pros
  • Carbon and alloy infused body
  • Lightweight and strong
  • Disc brakes
  • Smooth rear shock and fork
Cons
  • Very expensive

Latest deal: Kona process 153

Best Enduro Mountain Bikes Buyers Guide

What to look for when buying an endure mountain bike?

Quality over quantity: Many people would go for as many features they can find in a bike. But what good is that bike if the features are not of high quality. Especially in an event like enduro where your bike needs to be well put together, you cannot skimp on quality for quantity. Even if your bike does a few things great, it is way better than a bike that does everything but at the expense of quality.

Price: When it comes to proper enduro style competitive mountain bikes, they will run up in price. They may take a hefty toll on your pocket, but you will get great features like water resistance for a corrosion free experience or smooth gear shifting along with mechanical disc brakes. These are important.

Brakes and build: Mechanical disc brakes are very important as enduro is an event that takes into account downhill timed trials. With proper brakes not only do you save yourself from accidents but also manage a better control throughout the terrain. Build quality is important as enduro includes uphill events as well, and you need a well-built bike to support your weight uphill.

 

FAQs:

What is an enduro bike for?
Enduro mountain biking is a dynamic cycling experience that involves both uphill and downhill riding accompanied by a timed trial. An enduro MTB is built for such events.

Is 150mm travel enough for enduro?
If you are the type of person who loves to earn your turns but still want a bike good on the descents, then 130mm – 150mm will be great for you.

What is the difference between enduro and trail mountain bike?
An enduro bike has a longer wheelbase than a normal trail bike. This is because the longer the bike is, the more stable it will be. This helps in downhill riding where stability is key.

 

Summary:

The bike we looked at today had one thing going in common, they were all well-built. And that is the biggest thing because quality speaks for years after the bike is bought. In an endurance event like enduro, having a good set of wheels is crucial. And all the bikes we looked at today did a great job at exactly that.

All bikes had corrosion resistance. Some were made from carbon which is a lightweight material but strong at the same time. Great for rapid take offs. Others were made from alloy which is also very sturdy and lightweight. Good quality forks, rear shock and mechanical brakes made the ride worth our while. And the tyres had amazing grip. No matter which bike you go for, you will not be disappointed. In fact, you will enjoy your ride for a very long time.

Alex Bristol

Content Manager at Pedallers

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Alex is a cycling expert at Pedallers and focuses on reviewing bikes, accessories, and general cycling. He searches for the most up to date products that match the needs of cyclists across the world. Whether it's recent news or the best bike set-ups, Alex is a trusted source for anything around cycling.

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