Marin Wolf Ridge
It’s funky looking, sure. Just close your eyes and pedal. The trail capability of the Wolf Ridge is unreal. It has 29” tires, 160mm of suspension travel at both ends of this bike, and it still handles great! The wacky design and carbon fiber construction provides unparalleled pedaling efficiency and huge bump compliance. Its unique four-bar design and sliding suspension element barely move under your pedaling load, so it feels stable and efficient.
If you like to tear through technical singletrack, this bike is for you. If your trail skills, balance or confidence are lacking a bit, the Wolf Ridge will make up any shortcoming. Heck, if a bad back or stiff neck is aggravated by mountain biking, the Wolf Ridge is probably smooth enough to get you back in the dirt. It’s that good.