The 12 Best Mountain Bikes

Best for Weekend Warriors: Norco Storm 9.13

Another 29-inch entry to roll up and over most obstacles, this 27-speed model is plusher than most with a 100mm front fork travel for moderate downhills. But the frame is the star here, with Shimano, Suntour, and Tektro components as solid starting points ready to be upgraded later. Pedals are included while the seat geometry feels balanced.