You don’t get to the top of the class by copying everyone else, which is why the Stereo ONE44 C:62 Race forges its own path. Carbon C:62® construction means it’s svelte, whilst the Fox 34 Factory fork and Float DPS Factory shock help tame even the rowdiest of trails. We chose Newmen’s tough, fast-rolling Evolution SL A.30 wheels and fitted Maxxis tyres for superb grip and control, aided and abetted by Shimano’s powerful XT hydraulic disc brakes. And finished it all off with a dropper post, a Praxis Girder carbon crank and Shimano’s ultra-reliable XT 1×12 gears. It’s practically unstoppable.