There are a whole number of reasons companies would eschew carbon frames – cost, environmental impact, difficulty to produce – but all we care about is that there’s a great selection of bikes in both materials.
To be clear, we’re talking about bikes that are only available in aluminium here. Most companies produce aluminium versions of carbon bikes and there’s none of them in this list.
So, without further ado, here are ten aluminium enduro mountain bikes that are more metal than Ozzy Osbourne standing on a Marshall amp.
It’s all a bit different at Whyte these days – more colour, less angle, better value. The G-160 is one of the longest size L bikes on the market but it’s just right. It’s manoeuvrable on the hoof where the slightly too long bikes become lazy and levered into the ground. The geometry numbers on the G-Works are about as good as it gets.
Everytime we swing a leg over a new Alpine we always wonder how they can make it any better… They always do. Yes all the up dates are in place with the standard mountain bike spin of lower, longer, faster, lighter but of major importance here for Orange is that it’s curvier than ever. One of our all-time favourite bikes just got better.
With curves like that , you almost expect the Rallon to be carbon, but lean in close and the welds are clear to see. The Rallon is class. Getting onto BOS suspension is like climbing into a hot bath after a cold day on the hill, backed up with Christian Dior shampoo and a big furry towel.