Enduro bikes are basically dual-suspension cross-country bikes adapted for downhill riding and racing. A true version of the do-it-all machine.

They feature plush, long travel suspension designed for absorbing high-speed impacts unlike XC bikes.

A characteristic of Enduro bikes is a medium-aggressive geometry, meaning the angles of the tubes fall between the tight angles of XC bikes for snappy, slow-speed handling and the slack angles of downhill bikes for incredible stability at high speeds.

Get one if: You don’t mind breaking the bank for a bike that can handle your need for speed– both uphill and downhill.