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.


yennio navas says:

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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TomaCukor says:

If you think hardtails are not outdated, you should ride your motorbike and car without rear suspension too. For recreational riding, it’s just pure masochism.

HayQueDecirloMas says:

Hard tail or shit

godzkie there says:

I want one of this


Хвз старт шоссе ?

EliteWolf1972 says:

BMC Team Elite TE01

nik pavlovic says:

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!!


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

Александр К. says:


Antoine Powell says:

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

godzkie there says:

Wish I can Have One. Its so expensive

Arden Slip says:

Well these brands are the same as every year i guess whoever pays the most their bikes go up

Max Löhr says:

Xc is the best sport in the world

Stryk C says:

And top 5 2018 Hardtail ??

Stefan Jost says:

Where is the FOCUS Raven Max ?! Or the FOCUS O1E MAX ?!

XRIDER Xtreme AthleteTM says:

The Scott Spark is the best!

Philip Apel says:

Keep up the XC content

David Howe says:

Canyon Exceed!!!!!

hurricaneheli79 says:

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

Aum Thakore says:

which one is the chipest in these bikes??

Harry Pozzi says:

Its not called the fsr anymore

fher gonzalez says:

Y dónde está CUBE AMS 100 C:68 SLT ?

Tiger Luke says:

Top 5? …4 full and 1 front…?

Pixel Draw says:

Trek Top Fuel 9.9 limites race shop ??

Андрей Гринкевич says:

Ordea #1

Alessandro R. says:

Such a band of uglies, except the very last, that thing is S.E.X.Y..

jom_ aca says:

1 inch susser for my xcee bike

MrPijus123 says:

Nah. Its 100mm hardtail or nothing in XC.

Andromeda Galaxy says:

No Polygon ya?

Joseph Laguna says:

I liked your reviews. My wife and I bought the 2018 Epic HT and FSR. So far we really like them. The Brain unfortunately still clunks!!! Oh well.

Stanislav Stodulka says:

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

KHS FreeAgent says:

Falto la khs prescott fs29

MTEK says:

With the Epic, do you still have to have your LBS send the shock to Specialized for servicing? lol

Andrew Doody says:

Dis you test the new giant anthem 29

BR Evan says:

Giant Fathom?

Don Fraser says:

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..

FGM CASTRocker says:


u built like a protractor says:

put some fucking lycra on if you’re gonna ride a xc bike

Ghostcustombikes says:

What about pro cal the top fuel

Pixel Hunter says:

I think I’m the only person, who doesn’t like carbon bikes ?

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