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Seven direct sale enduro mountain bikes

Seven enduro bikes that can be delivered to your door

Whether you think direct sales is a revolution of the heralding of the end times, there’s no question that it offers the best value for money, plus you don’t have to leave the house to buy one. It should be said you do miss out on shop support and the chance to try before you buy though.

If you’re after a bargain, direct sale enduro mountain bike then here are seven options you can’t go wrong with.

Commencal Meta

The Meta was THE long travel trail bike to own before enduro was a thing. Years later it’s still near the top of the heap with version 4.2.  The latest version has a smidge more travel and refined attitudes to bring it right up to date.

Best of all commencal is still offering older models way back to the classic V3 on its webstore, meaning you can pick up a ready to race enduro bike for as little as 1,699 Euros (£1,500)

Radon Swoop

We questioned whether the Radon Swoop could be top dog when we gave it a test in June. They try to classify it as a superenduro bike, but for us it’s simply a bike for messing about in the woods – a true Dirt bike.

This is a 170mm hooligan through and through that throws a massive spanner in the works. All for under 3k Euros.

YT Industries Capra

The king. Not just of direct sale bikes, but of enduro bikes as a whole. We’ve proudly called the YT Industries Capra the best enduro bike since its release and it still takes some beating to this day. The upgrade this year to Fox suspension only makes it all the more tempting.

There are plenty of young pretenders to the throne but you can’t go far wrong with the Capra, especially with the aluminium models knocking around for less than £2,000.

Canyon Strive

The Canyon Strive is one of the bikes that truly defined enduro. Fabien Barel turned up on his prototype version at Punta Ala at the inaugural round in 2013 and the rest is history.

The Strive’s party trick is its Shapeshifter adjustable geometry systems that changes it from special stage racer to XC flyer for hauling yourself up those meaty transitions. With a carbon and aluminium option available there’s one for every budget too.

Airdrop Edit

It’s a rare find to come across an enduro mountain bike that’s free of the usual marketing bullshit but Airdrop seems to have done that with the Edit.  It’s a no-nonsense machine that blats around the forest with ease. If you want to see what it’s capable of look no further than the Clayspades edit that was used to release it.

It may not be the cheapest bike on the its rider-owned, Sheffield roots easily make it the most lovable.

Vitus Sommet

Vitus is the sister brand of Nukeproof distributed by Chain Reaction Cycles. They certainly don’t play second fiddle to the World Cup racing brand though and we’ve even seen Sam Hill choosing to race their bikes down under.

The Sommet is Vitus’ enduro frame with 155mm of travel and a domestic race team in Ireland. It shares a lot in common with the Escarpe that made our 100 this year.

Pole Evolink

Bikes are always claiming to be longer, lower and slacker, but Pole is one of the few brands taking that to new extremes. The Pole Evolink is a monster of a bike designed for bigger riders.

With a reach of 535mm and wheelbase of 1344mm the XL is one of the very few bikes that adequately fits its description. These bikes are also foldable, so no matter how ig they are, they won’t take up too much room.

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