KonaPreceptDLGoKona Precept DL, $1900 USD

From Bike Mag: I’m a fan of the way Kona’s Process models ride—they’ve hit the nail on the head with the feel and fit of those bikes. The Precept DL shares much of the same geometry (low bottom bracket, stubby chainstays, slack-ish head angle), but squeezes it all together in a less expensive package. You’re not going to be bowled over by swoopy lines, or swank parts, but the ride is fairly dialed and Kona’s are notoriously bomber—they have to be to survive Northwest conditions. The 5-inch (130 millimeter) travel Precept DL is equipped with RockShox suspension (a 140-millimeter travel Sektor Silver TK up front and a Monarch R out back), Shimano Deore drivetrain, and 650b WTB wheels