10 Best Mountain Bikes of 2012

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10 Best Mountain Bikes of 2012

It's good to be picky when you're buying a bike. Here's our list of drool-enducing two-wheeler favorites from 2012. The toughest part about your shopping experience: Choosing just one.

Mountain bikes have drastically improved from 15 years ago when front-suspension-only hardtails and V-brakes were the norm. Technology is evolving exponentially to maximize performance, comfort, and efficiency while catering to the demands of individual riders. From wheel size to suspension to component-quality, riders can be picky about what they purchase. Plus, bike companies continue to up the ante producing dozens more models every year.

The result? A massive, drool-enducing bike market, that’s sometimes so daunting, it’s overwhelming to choose. No sweat. We did the research for you—Men’s Fitness narrowed down this year’s bikes to the ten best. The only tough part for you? Picking just one.

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