Mountain Bikes

Across every face of the hillside on which our towns are perched, there is an ever-expanding network of trails running through the woods.  Sculpted ribbons of earth, stone, and wood have been carved into the landscape like a dirt roller coaster that you can ride anytime, for free!**

**Once you have the right bike, of course.

Bikes that are built for singletrack use feature wide tires for maximum off-road traction as well as powerful brakes, a wide range of gears, and (usually) some form of suspension.

Good

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Giant Talon – With features that would have only been found on top shelf models a decade ago (hydraulic disc brakes, oil damped suspension, and trigger shifters), this sub-$700 bike embodies the promise of trickle down technology.  Off the floor and onto the trails, this bike is ready to shred!

 

Better

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Kona Honzo DL- Coupling modern tech and progressive geometry, the Honzo is living proof that fun and fast are not mutually exclusive.  Also available: Kona Explosif – The Honzo’s equal in every category, but in a 27.5″-wheeled, steel frame platform.

Best

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Kona Process – With nearly a dozen builds available in an array of travel lengths (120mm, 140mm, 160mm, and 170mm) across the range of wheel sizes (26″, 27.5″, and 29″), there is a Kona Process for nearly every rider in almost any setting.

The crown jewel of the expansive Kona line, the Process is the proverbial silver bullet: fast, fun, and durable.  With loads of praise heaped on this bike since it’s original release in 2014, there’s little to be said that hasn’t already been said a thousand times over:

http://www.bikemag.com/gear/bikes/all-mountain-bikes-gear/review-kona-process-153/

http://dirtragmag.com/trail-tested-kona-process-134-se-and-dl/

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Kona-Process-111-DL-Review-2013.html

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/kona-process-167-review-2015.html

 

For more information on the wealth of trails we have here in the Piedmont, visit http://trianglemtb.com/.