$3,100

Enduro has been a popular new segment of the mountain biking world and this bike certainly fits the bill. It also performs incredibly well as a fun bike. The SAM features very slack geometry, long travel, the Twin Bearing Suspension platform, and a killer parts spec make for a bombing fast decender that is still highly "pedal-able," as the kids say.

The SAM 4.0 is the least expensive as well as the most beginner friendly build in the SAM lineup. Shifting is managed by Shimano's SLX groupset, which as a 2x10 gives riders a little more gear range than the newer 1x11 groups. A Fox 34 Float CTD fork and Magura RL shock handle the suspension. Focus provides wheels, cockpit, and a dropper with their Concept parts.

COMPONENT HIGHLIGHTS

Focus SAM160 Aluminum Frame

Fox 34 Float CTD 160 mm Fork

Magura RL Custom Tuneable Shock

Shimano SLX Drivetrain

Focus Concept Dropper Post

Focus Concept Wheels