Screenshot 2014-06-16 13.55.54Chosen by Tech Editor Eric McKeegan

The Process 111 redefined what short-travel trail bikes are capable of tackling. Combine simple, efficient suspension with progressive geometry and the result is my favorite bike from 2014. My two main complaints are being addressed in the 2015 model, with the under-gunned RockShox Revelation fork being replaced with a Pike and the price dropping from $5,600 to $4,100 without losing any performance. Read more at Dirt Rag