TOP MOUNTAIN BIKE 2018
The best of the best, according to our editors. We defined our task as follows: to find the best mountain bikes of 2017. We interviewed our editors who ride hundreds of mountain bikes a year. Then we chose the most interesting options - given the cost, technological solutions, performance, and more. After many hours of driving (and a very heated discussion), we made the final list of 14 positions. These bikes are superior to “excellent” - we can recommend them unconditionally even to very demanding riders. These bikes are one of the most powerful, versatile and technologically advanced on the market. And they this year have received the highest praise from us.
Bike Specialized S-Works Epic HT Fantastic, sharp, easy to control - just some compliments delivered during the Epic HT discussion. This fabulous cross-country hardtail boasts a super-light frame that Specialized has ever had , and includes both road and mountain models.
Bike marin hawk hill
The price of an excellent suspension continues to decline. One of the outstanding achievements is the new Hawk Hill from Marin, which uses an effective link for four gears, a quality suspension from Rock Shox and X-Fusion, a durable aluminum frame with a fancy set of parts that our testers love.
Yeti SB5.5c bike
It's no secret that we love the design of the Yeti SB Switch Infinity series suspension; 5.5c is just the latest SB Yeti to get an EC prize. With superior handling, 5.5 inches of rear-wheel drive and fast-rotating 29-inch wheels, this is a great bike for large rides that other models can't handle.
Bike Specialized Enduro Elite Carbon 29
This 29-nick with a 165-mm fork is insanely fast on descents: the testers liked his aggressive, confident manner on an erratic stony descent. But the Enduro 29 led the way to how well this big bike rises, thanks in no small part to the effective FSR suspension.
Juliana Joplin CC X01 bike Joplin (and the male version - Santa Cruz Tallboy) - from new breeds of short-route travelers, who, apparently, have all the advantages of 29-inch wheels (it has more rollovers and it develops faster speed than bicycles with small wheels).
Bike Liv Hail Advanced 0 Yes, this one with a 160-millimeter fork, a lightweight, fully carbon unit, according to Liv, can be the first truly “female specific” enduro-bike. But he did not, therefore, deserve our reward. He's on the leaderboard because it’s a damn cool enduro bike.
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WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO PROFESSIONAL CYCLISTS LISTEN TO?
After all, good music can turn a mediocre race into a triumph of the human spirit and prepare you for the competition just as a good opening song prepares an overcrowded stadium for the upcoming game.
We asked eleven professional cyclists what song they would choose as their opening music, and this is what they said to us. And what would you prefer?
1. Georgia Gould , professional mountainbikersha - " Bust a Move " (Young MC)
2. Tim Johnson , a member of professional cyclo-crosses— “ Shipping Up To Boston ” (Dropkick Murphies)
3. Ted King , professional road cyclist— “ Derezzed ” (Daft Punk)
4. Todd Wells , a member of professional cyclocross / MTB— “ Forever Young ” (Jay-Z)
5. Justin Lindin , a member of professional cyclo-crosses / MTB— “ Sail ” (Awolnation)
6. Jeremy Power , professional cyclocross / beginner DJ member
“I prefer listening to live music, but since I practice cycling on a professional basis, I cannot dance and have fun until 6 in the morning. At least a few more years, until I retire, ”Powers explains. But if he had to choose right now, Jeremy would stop at the Skrillex and Diplo music from the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
7. Abby Mickey , professional road cyclist— " Uptown Funk " (Bruno Mars)
8. Scott Zhvizanski , professional road cyclist— " The Four Horseman " (Metallica)
9. Kiel Reinen , professional road cyclist— “ Jukebox Hero ” (Foreigner)
Rheinen explains: “” It stands in the rain with his head down, he could not buy a ticket, everything is already sold out. Hearing the roar of the crowd, he imagined the scene. He pressed his ear to the wall and like a distant cry ... "well, you understand."
10.Joey Rosskopf , professional road cyclist
“During most races, I turn on the TuneIn Radio app and listen to Real Country 92.3 FM, WMOQ,” says Rosskopf. This is a radio station in Athens, Georgia. She helps me relax before the race. I do not like to burn and strain before the race, so I listen to classical country music. ”
11. TJ Van Garderen , professional road cyclist
“I can’t say that I’m listening to a particular song,” says Van Garderen. “My music is constantly playing. On my smartphone installed application Hype Machine, which allows you to subscribe to other people. My teammates, Michael Sher and Taylor Finney, have some pretty good playlists there. So I just steal the songs from them. So it's much easier for me to find good music, because these guys have great taste. ”