Top 5 – XC Mountain Bikes 2018

Top 5 – XC Mountain Bikes 2018

Long thought of as the purveyance of skinny folk who like wearing lycra, cross country bikes are becoming more versatile and dare we say it, more fun, whilst retaining all of that lung searing speed.

Here are 5 fresh bikes we think are well worth a look in 2018.

50 Comments

  1. rokakormoran armintza on July 3, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$



  2. Honzik Kadane on July 3, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Where is Trek-Top fuel



  3. RocketMan on July 3, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Am I the only one who loves hardtail. Just got the hardtail epic.



  4. Gaming. Galaxy on July 3, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    CANYON Strive?!😢



  5. VLAD BOTS on July 3, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    I dont think that both Specialized must be in this list.Its only name nothing more.



  6. Antoine Powell on July 3, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    What about the Fuji( SLM 2.1) i did the research and purchased one its amazing!!



  7. Seth Rogers on July 3, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I have a 2018 talon 2 sport XC and that works just fine, also there is better XC hard tails that are better



  8. yennio navas on July 3, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Hi! I have no idea if anybody can answer my question or help me with some guidance. I am about to buy my first bike, and I’m looking for a good entry level bike. So far, I have seen three bikes that im interested on. Those are: 1) Giant Talon 2 29er (I’m on the fence with the fork. Is Suntour a good fork) need help here. 2) Trek Marlin 7 (on the fence with the crankset. Chainrings are not removable) and 3) Specialized Rockhopper Comp (I’m not really sure about the fork again. I like that is air) Out of those three which one do you think is the best option for an entry level MTB? Thank you so much!!!
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  9. Aragorn Skopski on July 3, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    SPECIALIZED Rockhopper Sport 29er 2018 vs CUBE aim pro 2018? Which one is better they are the same price in my city and i can’t decide which one to buy…



  10. Pro Star on July 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    When i see hardtail im getting sick. My head starts to hurt



  11. andrea perini on July 3, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Nicolai????😅



  12. Honzik Kadane on July 3, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Where is Trek-Top fuel?



  13. A or Ta on July 3, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    lol, still drive my 27 year old Koga-miyata sky-carbolite (magura fork/xtr/tubeless) atb… I know, there are no hills in The Netherlands 🙁 But this bike did pass the 300.000 km last year 🙂



  14. playsafe869 on July 3, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    I am looking to upgrade my mtb next month and the two I’ve narrowed down to is the GT Avalanche Sport 27.5 Hardtail 2018, and the Carrera Kraken 27.5 Hardtail 2018. All brand bias aside, what is the best value for money? Both have hydraulic breaks, which I’m after. I’m deffo no expert, so I just want to have some light shed on which is the best bike for the money overall.



  15. Jeff on July 3, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    BMC Team Elite TE01



  16. Mahmut Gümüş on July 3, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Samsung galaksy j3



  17. Simone Alari on July 3, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Cannondale carbon team ????



  18. can we get 6,000 subs with few videos? on July 3, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    I am 13 y.o. hoping to get 1 of this bikes…
    But i have 150$ mtb bike is that good or bad ?



  19. Cristian Ciupitu on July 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    No love for GT Zaskar?



  20. nik pavlovic on July 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    spark and spesh hardtail ok, the epics brain suspension clunks which annoyed me on a weekend test, the other 2 in best of 2018 list, dumb!! for some reason the trek procaliber is never included in these lists, ive never ridden a more capable hardtail, the isospeed gives it just the right amount of absorbtion when seated and it handles very rough terrain with ease, its fast and fun to ride!!



  21. Azman S on July 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Any XC HT mtb are still the best ever bike to ride!!! No doubt!!!



  22. HayQueDecirloMas on July 3, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Hard tail or shit



  23. mr gwanson on July 3, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    tried all bikes now and i like cube the best amazing frames



  24. Virgiliu Oprea on July 3, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Give me that epic hardtail 🙂



  25. amante do pedal Guarulhos Fábio Júnior Pereira on July 3, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Muito top



  26. cher yee on July 3, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    1 and 5 are rubbish



  27. Francesco Urso on July 3, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    And I still use my good old KTM Race Cross 26" from 2007! 😂 🤙🏻



  28. Jeth ro on July 3, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Hard tail all the way!



  29. Hendra Saleh on July 3, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    No Polygon ya?



  30. АЛЕКСАНДР АКТЕЕВ on July 3, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Хвз старт шоссе ?



  31. hurricaneheli79 on July 3, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    This could of been a way shorter vid but a more accurate one. The Scott Scale & Spark are the only ones. Nino proves it.



  32. J Mendes Jr on July 3, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    1) Spec EPIC FSR
    2) Nicoli SATURN 11
    3) Felt EDICT
    4) Scott SPARK
    5) Spec EPIC HT



  33. OugaBoogaShockwave on July 3, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Specialized is kinda weird with the way they design bikes, they flip flop with there designs often going back to older styles.The epic HT reminds me of the mid-late 90’s "round" frames while early 90’s are like 2000’s with the tapered bottom tube & direct drive rear triangle.
    I like this epic but i do like the tapered frames.



  34. Msebishi mwinyi on July 3, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I can’t manege this price,,how much for used one?



  35. Jervi on July 3, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    XC or DH?



  36. Brian Bsrt on July 3, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Crazy how big, fat and heavy the bikes have gotten over the years. A 26 or 27.5 Epic hardtail as light as possible would be nice.



  37. Franklin Arízaga on July 3, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Specialized epic hardtail is ok but the epic full suspensión???? No way!! . There are better bikes like, Giant Anthem, canyon exceed, trek Procaliber 9, and more. There are bikes with better geometry and better configurations and price like Canyon!



  38. 95thRiflesOCI on July 3, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Specialized Epic actually became much worst this generation. In 2009 they killed a fast hardtail version and added almost 1 lb more weight and less stiffness to the frame. Not sure what they were thinking but they really ruined a super bike.



  39. Msebishi mwinyi on July 3, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I like this bike,, how much for used bike.?



  40. Chihiro Gustafson on July 3, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    In video epic is labeled as epic fsr they got rid of fsr



  41. Don Fraser on July 3, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    2018 Specialized Epic is not a FSR anymore as listed here… but it is even better than ever, my a 2018 Epic, its a rocketship..



  42. Mix Hobby on July 3, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    conspiracy



  43. frog ilicious on July 3, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    i prefer a 30 to 35mm stem



  44. KlarK ?¿ on July 3, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Felt edict😍



  45. Max Löhr on July 3, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Xc is the best sport in the world



  46. Brandon Leigh on July 3, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Specialised are really good



  47. hugo pereira on July 3, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    @A or Ta damn that’s an old bike. the tech is probably still on par with entry level mtb’s though… but the material must be really worn out.



  48. Aldo Santillana on July 3, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Cannondale F-Si ???



  49. Leticia Soares on July 3, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    No idon’t like



  50. Stanislav Stodulka on July 3, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    First two are not XC MTB but Full MTB. Cant watch this further.