Rocky Mountain Element 70

About The Award

We consider all mountain bikes that are available for purchase by consumers in a given calendar year. We evaluate the bikes on the following criteria:

Ridability: performance when ridden by veteran mountain bike riders.
Reliability: warranty info and how well does the bike frame hold up.
Value: the best dollar for dollar value as well as resale price.

About Us is a think-tank group of educators, researchers, consumers and mountain bikers based in Ithaca, NY. Residing in the shadows of Cornell University and Ithaca College allows us to sample a talent pool that is among the brightest and best available. was founded in an ongoing effort to provide consumers with coherent, intelligent and unbiased information regarding the best new mountain bikes available each year.


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