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Mountain Bike Novelties 2024

This article is regularly updated. Last update 26.10.2023

The only constant is change. Especially in the mountain bike industry. Every month, popular companies like Trek, Rose, or Canyon present new mountain bikes. We have compiled the most exciting innovations of the past two months for you. We provide a comprehensive overview of everything that has happened since Eurobike 2023. And of course, we not only provide an overview of the new releases. We even featured the most exciting bikes, like the Rose PDQ, as well as the Sram Eagle Transmission system with videos. We have also already listed all the bikes on our website. So you can compare geometries and equipment directly.


YT Bikes have won Downhill World Cups and World Championships and have been successful at Rampage. But what ultimately led Young Talent to evolve from a niche provider for Dirt Jumpers to a serious player in the MTB business was the hardcore price-performance range they have been driving from the beginning. With the launch of the new Jeffsy, YT remains true to its roots. You can get an aluminum model starting at €2500. The top model with bling-bling equipment changes owners for €5999. We chased the new Jeffsy downhill on home trails and serious bike park trails. We loved the smooth handling as the speed increased. Despite its limited 150 millimeters of suspension travel, the Jeffsy can take on some enduros. But there are lighter bikes on the market. Here you can find the complete review of the new Jeffsy.

PRICES SUSPENSION TRAVEL SPECIAL FEATURES LINK
120 mm front 115 mm rear
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Orbea Laufey 2024 - a stylish, modern and affordable trail hardtail

Orbea Laufey 2024 Orbea Laufey 2024 in review
The Trek Supercaliber was created to bridge the gap between hardtails and full suspension bikes. And in its first generation, this bike has clearly fulfilled this mission with numerous racing successes. Jolanda Neff won Olympic gold with it. Evie Richards became Cross-Country World Champion. And even the competition has recognized the potential of this approach. Specialized recently presented the visually similar Epic Worldcup, which differs in the details. You can find all the information about the Epic Worldcup here. For the 2023 World Championships, Trek is releasing a new version of its racing machine. The Americans are primarily addressing the weaknesses of the first generation. The new frame, especially in the top version, is said to now be 250 grams lighter. However, the general concept of the integrated damper in the frame remains. The rear travel increases to 80 millimeters. Like the Epic Worldcup, it has 110 millimeters of front travel. Additionally, the special Iso-Strut damper now comes from Rock Shox instead of Fox. We are excited for the first practical test. For those who find the bike stylish but would still prefer a hardtail, we have a test of the current Trek Procaliber. If you’re really excited about the new bike, you’ll find a comparison to the predecessor below. This way, you can compare the new geometry directly with the old one.

€1,499 to €2,499 140 mm
  • Space for two bottle cages
  • Storage compartment in the downtube
  • Factory equipped with a dropper post
To the 3 models

Mondraker F-Podium - A 120 millimeter fully was never so stylish

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Trek Supercaliber Gen2 VS. Gen1 (old)

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Ibis HD6 - Rapha Richter's EDR bike

Raphaela Richter HD 6 Ibis HD 6 Enduro
As a die-hard biker, you have to love the Pivot brand. Because the Americans always push the technical development of their mountain bikes to the next level. Looking at the bikes from Arizona, you could think that CEO Chris Cocalis has completely eliminated the word „compromise“ from his vocabulary. As with all his bikes, he also relies on the rear suspension from developer legend Dave Weagle for the Mach 4 SL. With the excellent DW-Link rear suspension, the bike doesn’t want to limit itself exclusively to the racing sector. In combination with the dropper post, the Mach 4 SL certainly doesn’t shy away from any trail. There are also race versions with 100 millimeters of travel. Typical Pivot: none of the 8 models change hands below the €6,000 mark.

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€7,648 to €12,798 180 mm front 165 mm rear
  • DW-Link rear suspension
  • Mullet wheel setup
  • successful in racing
Check out the 4 models

Sram transmission - Goodbye derailleur hanger

Sram GX Eagle Transmission Test
Even though the ZFS 5 is only the second mountain bike from Cervelo, the brand doesn’t need any introduction. Jonas Vingegaard has won the Tour de France for the past two years on a bike from the formerly Canadian company. There is no other brand that designs their bikes as consistently for the needs of their racing athletes as Cervelo. We weighed the frame at 1705 grams in size L without a damper. An absolute top value. The top model weighs 10 kilograms in the race version. For fans of singletrails, Cervelo also has a 120 trail version in the lineup.

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Rocky Mountain Slayer - charming killer

Rocky Mountain Slayer 2024 Rocky Mountain Slayer predecessor
Arc8 is a young brand from Switzerland. The carbon frames stand out from the rest of the market due to their unique rear suspension designs. In addition, the bike components can be customized. We have now integrated the complete portfolio of the Swiss brand on bike-test.com.

4,700 € to 11,500 € 180 mm front 180 mm rear
  • Storage compartment in the down tube
  • Park version with 200 mm fork
To the 6 Bikes

Crossworx Lite - Made in Thuringia

Crossworx Lite
Amaury Pierron, the star of the Downhill World Cup, is currently still struggling with an injury. Meanwhile, his sponsor Commencal is launching a new Enduro. The Meta V5, like all bikes from Andorra, is designed for shredding. Robust and easy to maintain – that is the common denominator of all Commencal bikes. And that also applies to the new Commencal Meta in the V5. The bike is available with a mullet wheel setup and as a pure 29er.

from 4,499 €
  • full custom construction
  • Made in Thuringia
  • independent rear suspension system
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Trek Marlin - Welcome on the Trails!

Trek Marlin 2024
Liteville is venturing into carbon mountain bike frames for the first time. The possibility of manufacturing high-quality frames in Europe has convinced Jo Klieber, the father of all inventors, to produce a carbon fiber MTB frame. But the Bavarians are not abandoning the material aluminum. A new Liteville 303 and a H3 (MK4) are still available with aluminum chassis as usual. We have already secured the first test bikes. We will keep you updated.

799 € to 1,299 € 100mm front
  • classic among beginner bikes
  • top model with telescopic support
To the bikes

ARC8 - Swiss specialty

Arc8 Racefully
The Mondraker Neat drops the hammer in the lightweight E-bike segment. Because the Spaniards achieve a weight of less than 18 kilos with 160 mm of travel on the front suspension and a fully enduro-capable equipment. With the Crafty, Mondraker has significantly influenced the full-power EMTB segment. And the Spaniards want to build on that success with the new Neat model. But the development in the lightweight EMTB segment is rapid. We have weighed the bike: Does 17.99 kilos including pedals suffice to compete at the forefront of the trendy lightweight E-bikes?

from €3999 from 110 mm front
  • Independent rear suspension systems
  • Custom options
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About the author

Ludwig

... has spent more than 100,000 kilometers in the saddle of over 1000 different mountain bikes. The essence of many hours on the trail: Mountain bikes are awesome when they match your personal preferences! With this realization, he founded bike-test.com to assist cyclists in finding their very own dream bike.

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