Top five mountain bikes of 2016

Evil's The Insurgent, plus Mondraker and Transition rides among our highlights

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If you’re looking for a new off-road ride, you’ll be glad to know there’s no shortage of fresh and exciting technology coming to the market. Here’s a look at five of the most interesting mountain bikes for 2016.

We kick things off with Transition’s Patrol Carbon, its first carbon mountain bike and pass through Yeti’s SB4.5c, a short-travel trail bike with aggressive geometry that’s dubbed the stiffest ride the cult Colorado firm has yet produced.

Top five mountain bikes of 2016

Also on our list is Evil’s The Insurgent, a new enduro model with 150mm of rear suspension and adjustable geometry, and Mondraker’s Dune Carbon, an all-mountain bike that allows riders to tweak the head angle and chainstay to fine-tune handling.

Our list finishes with BMC’s Teamelite 01, which offers a new take on the softail suspension concept.

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What bikes are you most looking forward to in 2016? Let us know in the comments.