Head-to-Head Test: Enduro vs. Downhill MTB

Acceleration, braking, climbing, and tail-whipping: In a head-to-head test, which comes out on top?

It might be unofficial, but it’s one of the most definitive tests we’ve seen. Pro mountain biker Blake Samson puts a trail bike up against a heavier, slacker downhill bike.

Seven tests: Acceleration, tail whips, hill climbs, cornering, carrying speed, technical maneuvering, and braking. And to keep everything fair, he tests it himself… against himself.

Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is the editor-in-chief of GearJunkie and a fan of virtually all sports and activities. From biking, running, and (not enough) surfing, to ball sports, camping, and cattle farming — if it's outside, it's worth doing. Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in journalism. Likes: unique beer, dogs, stories. Like nots: neckties, escalators, manicured lawns.