Cross-country Over $6,000
Trek Top Fuel 9.8 SL
The Trek Top Fuel 9.8 SL’s frame is constructed of OCLV Mountain Carbon in the main frame and seatstays, and is completed with alloy chainstays. The frame uses Trek’s Mino Link that allows riders to tune the headtube angle and BB height up to 10mm. A Fox 32 Float front fork makes the travel of the bike 100mm front and rear, while Boost 110 spacing is used up front and Boost 148 in the rear. A Fox Float RE:aktiv rear shock handles the hits in the rear, while a SRAM X1/X01 groupset and Bontrager Kovee Pro OCLV Carbon wheels complete the build. The Top Fuel is designed around 29” wheels, except for the 15.5” frame, which uses 27.5” wheels. The SRP is $6,899.
Scott Genius 700 Premium
The Scott Genius 700 Premium features a HMX carbon-fibre frame built around a 27.5”-wheel platform. The bikes uses Scott’s TwinLoc technology to allow riders to choose between three travel/geometry settings to help optimize the bike for the trail. A custom Fox Nude shock and Kashima-coated Fox 34 Float Factory fork provide a maximum travel of 150mm front and rear. Shimano XTR M9000 groupset, Syncros Carbon cockpit, Fox Transfer dropper post and Syncros TR1.5 wheels finish the Genius 700 Premium build. The SRP is $10,299.95.
Rocky Element 999 RSL
The Element 999 RSL from Canada-based Rocky Mountain features a Smoothwall carbon C13 frame with adjustable geometry and suspension rate. A Fox Float DPS shock with 100mm of travel is paired with the frame, while a Fox 34 Float Factory 120mm fork is mounted up front. A SRAM 1x12 XX1 Eagle drivetrain, SRAM Level Ultimate brakes, RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper post and Race Face Next handlebar finish the build. The Element 999 RSL rolls on Stan’s Valor carbon rims with Stan’s Neo Ultimate hubs that are ready for the bike’s Boost spacing. The SRP is $11,499.
Specialized S-Works Epic Carbon FSR Di2 29
The S-Works Epic FSR Di2 is based around an S-Works FACT full-carbon frame, which uses a unique S-Works lay-up for improved performance. The frame features 12x148 Boost spacing and 100mm of travel, which is provided by a Fox/SBC Epic remote Mini Brain shock. There is 100mm of travel found up front as well, thanks to a RockShox RS-1 Brain fork. A Shimano XTR M9070 Di2 drivetrain with a Race Face Next SL carbon crankset, XTR M9000 hydraulic disc brakes, Specialized FACT carbon handlebar, S-Works FACT carbon seatpost and Roval Control SL 29” wheels complete the build. The SRP is $14,999.
Marin Rift Zone 8 Carbon
The Rift Zone 8 from California-based Marin Bikes is a 29”-wheeled trail bike with 110mm of travel front and rear. A carbon monocoque front triangle with an alloy IsoTrac rear-end suspension and 29’er trail geometry deliver lightweight, efficient pedaling performance. A RockShox Pike RC 29 fork provides the suspension up front, while the bike is equipped with a 1x11 Shimano XT drivetrain and brakes. The entire package rolls on Stan’s NoTubes Flow MK3 wheels, and a bottle opener for post-ride beverages can be found in place of a front derailleur. The SRP is $6,199.
Kona Hei Hei Race Supreme
The Hei Hei Race Supreme uses Kona’s Race Light Carbon for a light, stiff frame and is based around the company’s Fuse suspension platform. A RockShox Monarch XX shock provides 100mm of rear travel, which is matched up front by a RockShox RS-1 fork. A SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, SRAM Level Ultimate brakes and WTB Ci24 TCS 29” wheels complete the build. The SRP is $10,499.
Apollo Artec D9
From Australian brand Apollo, the Artec D9’s frame is constructed of high-modulus carbon and has 120mm of travel and Boost 148 spacing. A RockShox Monarch RT shock and RockShox RS-1 fork provide the suspension, while a SRAM 1x12 X01 Eagle groupset and SRAM Level Ultimate brakes handle the demands of the trail. The bike is completed with 29” DT XR 1501 Spline wheels, a RockShox Reverb dropper post and an Answer Pro SL carbon handlebar. The SRP is $11,299.
MEC Intense-Primer Pro
The MEC Intense-Primer Pro 29’er is based around a monocoque carbon frame with titanium hardware and a carbon top link. Compact seatstays and a short wheelbase make for a nimble ride, while Boost spacing increases stiffness at the wheels. A Fox Float 34 Performance Elite fork with 140mm of travel is paired with a Fox Float Performance Elite SV EVOL rear shock that can be adjusted to between 115mm and 130mm. A RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost with 125mm of travel, SRAM 1x12 X01 Eagle groupset, SRAM Level TLM hydraulic disc brakes, DT Swiss M 1700 Spline TWO wheels, Thomson Elite stem, Renthal Fatbar Lite bars and a Fabric Scoop Radius Pro saddle highlight the build. The SRP is $8,380.
Jamis Dakota Team
Based around a high-modulus carbon-fibre frame coupled with a Fox 32 Float fork with 100mm of travel, the Jamis Dakota Team features a 1x12 SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, Shimano XTR hydraulic disc brakes, a Ritchey Trail WCS carbon handlebar and seatpost, a Ritchey Trail WCS stem and 29” Stan’s NoTubes Crest MK3 Team wheels. No need to be shy when you’re riding the Jamis Dakota Team. The SRP is $8,599.
Norco Revolver 9.1 FS
From Canadian manufacturer Norco, the Revolver 9.1 FS has a high-modulus carbon frame that is paired with a RockShox Monarch RL shock and RockShox SID RLC fork for 100mm of travel front and rear. The Revolver is ready to roll on 29” DT Swiss X 1700 Spline Two wheels, while other build features include a 1x12-speed SRAM X01 drivetrain, SRAM X1400 crankset and SRAM Level TLM hydraulic disc brakes. This go-anywhere ride will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The SRP is $6,799.
Bianchi Methanol 9.2 CV
The Methanol 9.2 CV is a full-carbon hardtail that features Bianchi’s Countervail vibration-canceling system. The frame uses 12x148 Boost spacing and is paired with a Fox 32 SC FIT4 fork with 100mm of travel and a 15x110 axle. A Shimano XTR M9000 groupset is completed by a FSA Sl-K 392EBO crankset. The Methanol 9.2 CV also features an FSA K-Force Light handlebar, stem and seatpost, as well as a DT XR 1501 Spline 29” wheelset. The SRP is $11,499.
Focus O1E Team
The Focus O1E Team has a full-carbon frame with Boost 148 spacing and uses F.O.L.D kinematics to provide 100mm of travel with the help of a SRAM Monarch XX shock. The frame is paired with a SRAM RS-1 fork with 100mm of travel, while a SRAM 1x12 XX1 Eagle groupset and SRAM Level Ultimate brakes complement the full SRAM spec. The O1E Team rolls on DT Swiss SR 1501 wheels. The SRP is $9,500.