Canyon Torque DHX Flashzone
Canyon's products only seem to be upping their performance with each year. The Torque is a winning ride with highlights typically seen on bikes with double the price tag. Shimano components matched with sweet Mavic wheels top my list of wins, and the Cane Creek rear shock keeps the bike in tune with whatever is under its wheels. The Torque's low weight gives it a lively feel with great handling through obstacle mine fields or bike park laps, and adjustable geometry lets it morph into a DH rocket when you want it. The shock takes some time to dial in the perfect ride but once you're there, the Torque is a solid performer.