Jamis Highpoint A2
With trail geometry and longer travel suspension the Highpoint is a better choice and a more capable bike off-road than XC bikes usually found at this price point.
The Suntour XCM fork is a simple and reliable coil spring design but it still has 120mm (5 inches) of suspension fork travel, 25% more than comparable bikes.
And the drivetrain components are excellent, a Shimano Deore 1x10 setup including the crankset and bottom bracket.
The wheelset is outfitted with Wilderness Trail Bikes Tubeless Ready rims matched with WTB Trail Boss 29 x 2.25 tires.
This is a well equipped, trail ready mountain bike that you can ride hard, at a relatively affordable price.
Head to Head Comparison
|Giant Talon 1
|Jamis Highpoint A2
|Trek Marlin 7
|Cannondale Trail SE 4||$1,150||120mm
Frame: 6061 Aluminum
Cassette: Shimano, 10-speed, 11-42T
Wheelset: WTB STX i23 TCS
Tires: WTB Trail Boss, 29 x 2.25