Mountainbike Buyers Guide

If you want to buy a new mountain bike, you have to make many decisions to find the bike that really suits to you. In our MTB buyers guide we tell you everything you need to know before you buy a MTB.

Robust, affordable, cool. Trail hardtails allow riding fun on enduro trails at affordable prices.

Light, fast, sexy! Cross country (or XC) bikes are the purest of all mountain bikes. And that's exactly why these race bikes are surrounded by a magical aura.

If you have routinely purchased enduro MTB´s until now, maybe you should look out for an all-mountain bike in 2022.

Downcountry mountain bikes are the latest trend in the constantly evolving mountain bike industry. The term "downcountry" refers to lightweight, sporty touring full-suspension bikes with 120 millimeters of travel.

Trail bikes are the perfect mountain bikes for MTB tours or alpine crossings. Our test shows the best trail bike of the model year 2022.

An Enduro MTB is a beast in the downhill. Our comparison test reveals the wonderful variety in the Enduro MTB segment in 2022.

We have tested 32 cheap fullys under 2000 €. The result: These cheap, full-suspension mountain bikes are better than their reputation!

Cheap MTB hardtails are often called entry-level mountain bikes. They cost little and are robust. This qualifies hardtails under 1500 € to be the perfect mountain bike for beginners.

How much money do you have to spend to get a good MTB? We are on the lookout for affordable pricing of MTB´s.

You want to buy a mountain bike, but have no idea whether you need a fully or a hardtail? We explain the difference between fullys and hardtails and tell you what you need.

Spoiled for choice: Should it be a trail bike, an enduro bike or rather an all-mountain? There are so many different types of mountain bikes out there. It can easily confuse the hell out of you when trying to buy a bike. We tell you where the differences are and which bike really suits you and your needs.

Once you have found your dream mountain bike, there is still one pressing question: Which mountain bike frame size do you need? Choosing the right frame size ultimately determines how much fun you will have with your new MTB. That's why you should take some time when determining the correct frame size.

Anyone who deals with bicycles is quickly overwhelmed by the technical jargon of the industry. We explain the most important geometry data and measurements of modern bicycles in understandable language. We also reveal which geometry dimension influences the riding behavior and how.

Mountain bike tests need to become more objective, comprehensive and detailed. That's why we founded bike-test.com. The only platform that looks at ALL bikes available on the market with an innovative testing system.

We are a young start-up company with a clearly formulated mission: We want to help all the people in the world to find the best bike for them. Only one question remains: Who are we and why do we know bikes?