6 Most Expensive Mountian Bikes in 2020

Mountian bikes can get really expensive. But when you consider all of the features that they can come with, along with the amount of fun you have on them, $6000 doesn't seem too bad, does it? Well, it sure would hurt my pockets, but these are the 6 most expensive 2020 mountain bikes.

6. 2020 Vitus Escarpe 27 VRX Bike (XT 1x12) $3999.99
5. 2020 Vitus Sommet 27 CRX Bike (XTR-XT 1x12) $4499.99
4. 2021 Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC SL E-Bike $4709
3. 2021 Commencal Meta AM 29 Ohlins Suspension Bike $4999.99
2. 2020 NS Define 130 1 Suspension Bike $5799.99
1. Nukeproof Reactor 290 WORX Carbon Bike $6499.99

6. 2020 Vitus Escarpe 27 VRX Bike (XT 1x12) - $3700+

Built to explore every off-road route and climb the steepest hills, this stunning MTB finds the perfect balance of fun and efficiency. Using its 140mm rear travel, the Escarpe makes for the perfect trail bike, ascending every incline with ease and using its modern geometry to hold steady on the way back down. This venturesome full suspension steed is available in 27.5” or 29” sizes to ensure there’s an Escarpe to suit your riding style.

Key Features

This VRX model comes equipped with the high performance 150mm Fox Float 36 Factory FIT GRIP2 fork and 140mm Fox Float DPS Factory rear shock to eat up the most rugged terrains. It also features Shimano XTR/XT 12-speed gearing, Shimano XT disc brakes, plus internal dropper post routing for the Brand-X Ascend dropper post. The Vitus Escarpe 27 VRX Bike (XT 1x12) rolls upon DT Swiss XM1501 Spline 30 rims and 2.6” wide Maxxis 3C tyres, giving a tubeless-ready, high-grip and easy-handling performance as you flow along the singletrack.

5. 2020 Vitus Sommet 27 CRX Bike (XTR-XT 1x12) - $4300+

This superb full-suspension ride is designed for aggressive off-road runs as it allows you to nail technical descents with new confidence. It features a stiff carbon front traingle with a tough 6061 alloy rear frame construction which handles all the abuse of riding off-road. Furthermore, its modern geometry is backed up by a slick performing components package including Shimano XTR/XT 1×12 gearing and Shimano XT M8120 hydraulic disc brakes for amazing power and control.

Key Features

Engineered for amazing performance, this versatile warrior is kitted out with Fox Float 36 Factory forks which absorb every sudden bump during your ride. This means you can blast over tree roots, rock gardens and rocks while maintaining your momentum. Vitus has also upped their game with this version by adding a Fox Float DPX2 Factory rear shock which adds another level of powerful vibration damping as you weave from trail to trail.

4. 2021 Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC SL E-Bike - $4500+

Designed for maximum trail performance, this E-MTB is equipped with a carbon frame and an aluminium rear triangle for the ultimate balance of stiffness, strength and speed. Cube has also kitted out this trail-ready model with a RockShox ZEB Charger R fork and a RockShox Deluxe Select rear shock for incredible shock absorption and control.

Key Features

Redefining what's possible, this E-MTB is powered on by Bosch's fourth-generation drive system and a high-capacity 625Wh battery for easier climbs and faster routes. Ensuring that you're always in control, this model also features Magura MT Thirty four-piston hydraulic disc brakes for reliable braking performance in all-weather and trail conditions. In addition, this version is equipped with a Cube remote actuated dropper seatpost for a more comfortable and rider-tuned feel as you blast across the mountain.

Whether you're shredding the trails with your friends or exploring new off-road routes on your own, the Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC SL E-Bike (2021) is designed for performance. Rolling on a set of tubeless-ready Cube EX30 wheels, it delivers fast and smooth rolling resistance, while its Maxxis tyres deliver superb grip when cornering and tackling steep descents.

3. 2021 Commencal Meta AM 29 Ohlins Suspension Bike - $4900 +

Benefitting from the feedback from Commencal sponsored EWS (Enduro World Series) pro riders, the updated Meta AM brings you even better performance than before. Ready to race against the clock at enduro races, this version is equipped with Ohlins suspension to have you floating over the rough stuff. Then when it’s time to get up to speed, the slick-shifting Shimano SLX 1x12 speed drivetrain combines with the fast-engaging DT Swiss 350 rear hub for near-instant power transfer.

Key Features

Aesthetically, the frame has evolved in depth. Notably, the sharper lines highlight improved performance. The completely revised Meta AM 29 will therefore delight riders eager for performance and those who like to give it all regardless of the difficulty of the trail before them. Plus, with faster-than-ever speed to deal with, Commencal decided to alter the geometry. Lengthened for stability, it’s equipped with a 40mm stem, a short fork offset (42/44mm) and a slacker head angle. This means handling is not impeded and the bike feels like it has a good sense of direction. The seat angle is straightened, and the offset is reduced for optimised uphill positioning regardless of whether in the saddle or on the pedals.

The kinematics of the frame has been redesigned to enable a bike that is both more dynamic and more comfortable during suspension travel. This results in less rider-leg fatigue and essentially the ability to ride the bike optimally towards the end of long race stages. Thanks to 170mm travel on the front and 160mm on the back, this Meta AM is an enduro platform that’s designed to go fast for extended periods of time. The stiffness of the frame is also always the subject of much attention. The use of double-row Enduro Bearings on the Commencal Meta AM 29 Ohlins Suspension Bike allows a more homogeneous deformation of the frame without the loss of stiffness via the bearings.

2. 2020 NS Define 130 1 Suspension Bike - $5500+

An epic-performing 29er, this Define full-suspension model from NS Bikes comes equipped and tuned to conquer the most adventurous off-road routes. Built around an ultra-strong and lightweight carbon frame, this hard-riding trail-slayer features high-end components and an immense suspension setup, enabling you to commit to the trail with pace, confidence, and control.

Key Features

Smoothing the terrain and keeping traction on every fearless descent, this ride floats aboard 140mm of immense travel from a Fox Factory 34 front fork and a Float DPS three-position shock to keep your back-end tracking with stability. Blasting you from trail to trail with outstanding smoothness, this suspension combo soaks up every morsel of impact as you speed your way across the mountain.

Propelling and controlling this bike through rowdy and tough routes is a SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain and Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes. This all-mountain partnership shifts smoothly through its wide-range 10-50T cassette with every flick of the shift lever while its brakes precisely control your momentum in all weathers and terrains.

With a pair of Octane One Solar rims beneath it, this epic mountain-dominator rolls with stability and control anywhere on the mountain. Engineered to be tubeless-ready, these wheels reap the benefits from being fitted with Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-Easy tyres for greater grip and immense reliability. Plus, its Boost-sized NS Rotary hubs ensure a stiffer, more responsive performance over even the toughest terrains imaginable.

Built for waging war against the mountain and for battles against gravity, this superior Define model takes every challenging incline and adrenaline-blasting descent in its stride.

1. Nukeproof Reactor 290 WORX Carbon Bike - $6000+

The Nukeproof Reactor 290 WORX was created to celebrate the 30-years anniversary of the company’s successes. This model features a limited-edition state-of-the-art Reactor 290c frame that’s fitted with top-of-the-line components, giving riders an ultimate riding experience, unmatchable by anything else on the mountainside.

Key Features

This sensational full-suspension bike features a top-quality Nukeproof carbon frame with enduro-inspired geometry for the ultimate in strength, stability, and control at a low weight. Plus, it’s equipped with RockShox Ultimate suspension, a SRAM XO1 Eagle AXS Wireless 12-Speed groupset with SRAM G2 Ultimate brakes to roll you anywhere on the mountainside with pace, agility, and control.

DT Swiss XM1501 Spline wheels wrapped in Maxxis tyres give this bike all the speed, stability and grip to ride the most daring terrains with confidence. And, a quality Nukeproof Horizon finishing kit and RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost ensure you have all the reliability and comfort to soar from trail to trail.

The Reactor name is taken from Nukeproof’s original 1995 trail bike, but a lot has changed in the last 25 years and the new Reactor platform is a truly modern trail weapon. Designed to be home on steep technical climbs or all-day epic adventures, but happiest when thrashing the most technical trails you can point it at. The Reactor’s Kinematics, geometry and specification are all designed from the ground up to offer riders the definitive aggressive trail bike.

SRAM launched the Eagle AXS and Reverb AXS systems to offer riders the next level of personalization and control through wireless technology. By removing the clutter and complexity, they streamlined the cockpit and created the ultimate performance drivetrain and dropper set up. AXS is designed to be simple to set up and maintain thanks to the latest pure shifting technology. This means that the performance is always outstanding and consistent even under load and the roughest terrain. To enhance the connection to the bike the AXS systems can be personalised to your riding preferences with the AXS App.

Using these latest technologies, the limited edition Reactor 290c WORX blends an aggressive frame design with lightweight, high performance components and the latest braking and suspension packages to create the ultimate trail weapon.

The Reactor 290 WORX frames feature the same “flip chip” design as the regular Reactor frame to adjust the geometry from “Trail” to “Rail mode”.

  • Trail – As the name suggests, this setting is best suited for trail riding. It is for riders who get as much enjoyment from the climb as the descents.
  • Rail - The Rail setting turns the Reactor ST into a more aggressive machine, dropping the bottom bracket 6mm and slackening the head angle by half a degree. It is there to maximise the descending capabilities.

More Reviews