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.

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Adam Ruggiero

Adam Ruggiero is an all-sport activity junkie - 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.