The 10 Best Full-Suspension Bikes on Bikesoup
February 7th, 2018
February 7th, 2018
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Whether you use your full-suspension bike for enduro racing, or simply spicing up your local trails, there's a lot of fun to be had on a long-travel trail bike. Everyone needs one in their shed! So here's a list of our favourites, currently for sale on Bikesoup:
This “all-mountain” full suspension bike is designed for big alpine riding, equipped with adjustable suspension travel, from 95mm travel to 160mm on the fly thanks to a Fox Dyad RT2 rear shock. Coupled with the favourable trail-riding groupset, SRAM X01, and Cannondale's own-brand Lefty Supermaxx carbon forks, this bike is quite an unusual find, and at a respectable £2,250 on Bikesoup.
This 2014 Zesty 527 AM (All Mountain) comes with 150mm of Fox suspension, a mixed groupset and Race Face aluminium wheels for a low price of £1,550 on Bikesoup., and is a historic favourite amongst UK trail riders and racers alike.
This bike may appear to be a short-travel XC/trail bike with 140mm travel and 29” wheels, but the geometry is designed for trail smashing, and rivals it’s big brother, the Capra, in performance on the descents, but with the added bonus of big wheels for big climbs. This Jeffsy comes with SRAM X01 groupset, E-Thirteen wheels and Race Face finishing kit for £3,100. It’s worth noting that the Jeffsy is so hot in demand that these bikes often sell out before they're even stocked on YT Industries' website.
This was a £7k build in 2016, and it isn’t hard to see why when you consider that this highly desirable frame is laced with top-notch components; a 2016 Yeti SB5C with DVO 160mm Diamond fork and DVO Topaz rear shock, plus Shimano XTR 1x11 groupset, Race Face Aeffect Wheels and carbon finishing kit for £2,800.
Here’s another trail-thrashing weapon from YT Industries that tends to sell out before stock has even arrived on their webiste; the Capra, which is similar to the above Jeffsy, but in a 650b wheel size is designed for big descents and serious enduro racing. Seen here being sold for £2,400 with SRAM X1 and E-Thirteen wheels.
For £2,000 on Bikesoup with SRAM X01, you’ll be buying one of the most versatile bikes on the Marketplace, and one with few miles on it. Bike is shop maintained and has babied since purchased.
From British cult brand Orange, this 2015 Five frame comes in classic “Fizzy Orange” and has had invisiframe applied to it from new, so it is in excellent condition. Available here with Shimano SLX groupset, RockShock Pike forks and Hope Tech brakes with matching orange rotors on Bikesoup for £1,750.
Available brand new here for £1,500 on Bikesoup, with full lifetime frame warranty and a full manufacturers warranty on all parts. This is the big-hitting Giant REIGN 27.5 1.5 M LTD AluxX SL, with Shimano XT 11-speed groupset and Shimano XT brakes.
Cube Stereo 160 HPA
This Cube Stereo is the “HPA Ultralight” enduro bike in lightweight aluminium, with 160mm Rock Shox Pike RC and 160mm Fox Float CTD BoostValve Rear Shock, with Shimano XT 11-speed groupset, and is the most affordable bike in this line-up for £1,250..
The Gyro is little on the shorter side of suspension travel, with Fox 32 Float 120mm forks, but 29er wheels, and a love for big Lake District rides thanks to Orange’s origins, this British brand have created something of a modern cult bike, built up with 10-speed Shimano SLX for £1,500 on Bikesoup..