in the UK and many other places its Trail and enduro bikes that make up the bread and butter of the mountain bike market these machines can get to the top of a hill without too much effort and can absolutely shred on the way back down here are five of the latest trail and enduro bikes you need to be aware of for 2019 despite their bike designing ethos favoring flat-out speed Monica still seemed slightly skeptical about 29 errs until recently there was the crafty a few years ago which featured cross country quantities of travel but that morphed into a 650 B+ bike pretty quick so we were excited when Monde rock have finally released their foxy trail bike with big wheels as you'd expect the reach is long there's zero suspension linkages present and correct and there are carbon and alloy models available we've only just started testing the foxy but our first impression is that this could be one of the fastest trail bikes on the market the uber odd geometry isn't even the most interesting aspect of polls machine which is constructed in a truly unique fashion the frame is cnc-machined hence the name in seven parts from pressed billets of high-strength 7075 t6 aluminium these are bonded and bolted together down the frame centerline oh and the geometry only the geometry on rivals it for length a size large has a reach of 510 millimeters 455 millimeter chainstays and a sixty three point five degree head angle this spike is a monster truck it only took one race before Common sale with top of the podium with the meta am 29 and that dominance has continued throughout the EWS series with Cecile Ravenel winning at time of writing every single round this bike isn't in itself particularly revolutionary nor fancy the frame is alloy the geometry pretty standard but there's something inherently fast about this bike as we found when we first rode it at the recent launch this bike makes you wonder whether you really need high tech materials and radical angles and with common sales impressive value for money we reckon this could be 20 19 s best privateer enduro race machine love them or loathe them Santa Cruz's latest generation Bronson was always going to make this list their 150 millimeter travel frame has been updated to share the same lower link VPP as the hugely successful v10 th bike and Nomad enduro bike Santa Cruz says that this design is more descent focused and having ridden the bike we can safely say that the rear wheel is glued to the floor until of course you hop the bike over obstacles or send it off a lip when it comes to getting back to the top for another run you'd be surprised at how well it copes uphill to expect to see a lot of these on your local trail soon what happens when you take a specialized Stumpjumper and then stretch it lengthways and squash it vertically you get the Stumpjumper Evo the longer lower and slacker version of specialized venerable trail bike while most bikes come in small medium large and extra-large the Evo comes in s2 and s3 sizes basically long and longer and when they say long they mean it the s3 Evo 27.5 has a whopping 490 millimeter reach 45 millimeters longer than a regular large stumpy 29 while the geometry is as radical as specialized go the frames are also striking with an asymmetrical support strut between top and down tubes for that on-trend look despite drawing a lot of the hype the stumpy Evo isn't cheap it's also not that expensive by current standards coming in at three thousand two hundred and fifty or three thousand six hundred for the one and only build the comp