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.

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29

The Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29 full-suspension 29er climbs like a machine. The dropped downtube lowers riders’ center of gravity for greater stability and control on tight turns. But the components are the secret weapon here. The custom SRAM S-1250 XC Trail double crankset improves ground clearance on steep, rocky sections, and tension on the X9 shifter can be adjusted on the fly to match the demands of shifting terrain. The FSR Comp 29’s big travel (130 mms on both the fork and rear shock) paired with big wheels will steamroll over almost anything—rock, root, and tree—without shaking you like a ragdoll. ($3,000; specialized.com)


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