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MTBs We Can’t Wait To Ride!

When it comes to mountain bikes, let’s just say we are obsessed. We love riding these bikes. We love talking about these bikes. And we LOVE the new technology on these bikes – which is why we are so excited to get riding in 2020! This year has some sick new bikes that have pushed the envelope of what a mountain bike can do… so without further delay, here is our list of 2020 mountain bikes we can’t wait to ride.

1.  2020 S-Works Levo SL Full Suspension Electric 29er Mountain Bike

The 2020 S-Works Levo SL Full Suspension Electric 29er Mountain Bike is a brand new, crazy lightweight eMTB that delivers a whole new dimension of kick ass! 

What an ERIK’S Staffer has to say:

“The Levo is a really cool concept for a mountain bike. Having the electric assist can really give you the edge you need on technical mountain biking trails along with just long rides.” ~Cael Cripe, ERIK’S Eden Prairie, MN

2.  2020 Santa Cruz Heckler CC S Full Suspension 650b Electric Mountain Bike

The 2020 Santa Cruz Heckler CC S Full Suspension 650b Electric Mountain Bike will take you uphill, downhill, and any other direction your attention takes you. It’s agile, playful, and will deliver a truly progressive mountain biking experience.  

Santa Cruz 2020 Heckler CC S Full Suspension 650b Electric Mountain Bike

What an ERIK’S Staffer has to say:

“The Heckler is a well thought-out shuttle-machine. It’s playful without compromise, and is a great option for those looking for a high-end eMTB.” ~Brock Anderson, ERIK’S Whitefish Bay, WI

3.  2020 Santa Cruz Hightower C S 29er Full Suspension Mountain Bike

The 2020 Santa Cruz Hightower C S 29er Full Suspension Mountain Bike brings versatility and brawn to the game for your biggest biking days in even bigger terrain.

2020 Santa Cruz Hightower C S 29er Full Suspension Mountain Bike

What our ERIK’S Staffers have to say:

“This is an all mountain trail machine! With 150mm of travel, you can conquer any gaps at your local trail and with Santa Cruz VPP you can rip back to the top to do it again!” ~Chris Harner, ERIK’S Sioux Falls, SD

“Really, what else do you need? A big travel back that doesn’t feel vague. It has the geometry to inspire confidence on descents, and spry enough to launch up those climbs. We love selling these bikes.” ~Adam Thompson, Rassy’s Powered by ERIK’S, Des Moines, IA

“The Santa Cruz Hightower is honestly one of the most fun bikes I have gotten to ride. It can handle anything you throw at it. I got to ride the C S build and having the carbon frame made a world of difference. I felt extremely fast and agile on it.” ~Cael Cripe, ERIK’S Eden Prairie, MN

4.  2020 Specialized Epic Hardtail 29er Carbon Mountain Bike

The 2020 Specialized Epic Hardtail 29er Carbon Mountain Bike is the lightest production hardtail to date, but the Epic HT is a hell of a lot more than that. This is the most capable and comfortable XC race bike ever. Get ready for an EPIC ride!

2020 Specialized Epic Hardtail 29er Carbon Mountain Bike

What our ERIK’S Staffers have to say:

“A classic. It’s light, fast and ready to rip.” ~Dylan Gawne, ERIK’S Eagan, MN, Store Manager

“For all the speed junkies out there! This bike will tear down descents and ride back up the climbs like a champ!” ~ Trevor Dosch, ERIK’S Highland Park, St. Paul, MN

“Fast, light, and quicker than ever. The Epic hardtail is nimble and quick around corners, making it perfect for XC and light trail riding.” ~Lance Nelson, ERIK’S Roseville, MN Assistant Manager

“With a super light-weight frame and crazy tire clearance, you have a hardtail that won’t limit your riding options!” ~Adam Thompson, Rassy’s Powered by ERIK’S, Des Moines, IA

“A thoroughly modern and extremely capable cross country racing hardtail. Throw on a dropper post and 2.4″ tires to unlock the bike’s true potential on gnarly terrain. The best of both worlds!” ~Ben Hoffman at ERIK’S St. Louis Park, MN


A Worthy Runner-up:
The 2020 Specialized Epic Pro Carbon Hardtail 29er Mountain Bike
Another sweet ride. And look at those colors! 

2020 Specialized Epic Pro Carbon Hardtail 29er Mountain Bike

5. 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper ST 29er Full Suspension Mountain Bike

The 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper ST 29er Full Suspension Mountain Bike will exceed your expectations of how a trail bike should ride. It’s durable, performance-driven, and has awesome maneuverability.

Specialized 2020 Stumpjumper ST 29er Full Suspension Mountain Bike

What our ERIK’S Staffers have to say:

“The short travel of the Stumpjumper ST makes it a fun and playful trail machihne or a fast and controlled cross country crusher!” ~Chris Harner, ERIK’S Sioux Falls, SD

“One of my favorite full suspension mountain bikes we carry. Super comfortable geometry while still being able to rip through the trail. Also, the added bonus of having a dropper post and the choice between 29″ or 27.5″ tires means versatility is the name of the game”! ~ Trevor Dosch, ERIK’S Highland Park, St. Paul, MN

“My personal fav. I think this bike checks a lot of the boxes for our area. Clearance for plump tires and a friskier feel in the handling for our woodlands makes for a fun MTB.” ~Eric Rhodes, ERIK’S Overland Park, KS Manager

“Perfect bike for the midwest. Fast and planted but playful enough to tackle any adventures. Phenomenal range of pricepoints that are all trail ready right from the jump.” ~Dylan Gawne, ERIK’S Eagan, MN, Store Manager

6. 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29er Full Suspension Full Suspension Mountain Bike

The 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29 is the ultimate trail bike that feels telepathic as you ride it! Why? It’s in the frame – Specialized was able to create a frame design that was 20% more efficient. And in the end, this proved to be one of the lightest trail frames on the market, today.

Specialized 2020 Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29er Full Suspension Full Suspension Mountain Bike

What our ERIK’S staffers have to say:

“The perfect “do everything” bike. Dominating trails, downhill runs, and all around ripper on anything that is thrown at it. Such a fun bike to ride all day on.” ~Lance Nelson, ERIK’S Roseville, MN Assistant Manager

“Responsive, planted, and fast! The SWAT box is a sleeper hit, and the steering geometry is perfectly balanced for all conditions trail riding.” ~Ben Hoffman, ERIK’S St. Louis Park, MN 

This is a rad year to be riding mountain bikes… and it’s even radder if you are in the market for a new bike! 2020 has some kick-ass new mountain bikes that we are sure will have you ripping singletrack. Stop into your local ERIK’S and test-ride one today! Or, shop all of mountain bikes online here.