140mm trail mountain bikes is a tough bracket to characterise. On one hand you could say that these bikes are a bit too fragile for enduro duties but a bit too burly to be fun at trail centres or on back country romps. On the other hand you could say that’s complete nonsense.
For us, a 140mm ride is simply a trail bike with bite. We reckon you could race it at any enduro in the UK (in fact, most of the pros ride the Emereald Enduro round of the EWS on these bikes) and then pedal out forty miles the next day. These bikes have inherited the old ‘All-Mountain’ space. True quiver killers.
Here are ten options to mull over:
The Orange Five is one of the most popular bikes in the UK with very good reason. Incremental improvements have kept its classic feel while maintaining contemporary styles.
2017’s iteration brings a softer shape that’s more keen to be whipped into action. 300 grams have been surgically removed to create another amazing addition to this ten-year dynasty.