$10,600: Yeti SB5.5 XX1 Eagle Turq
The SB5.5 is quite similar to the SB6 and is priced identically. The main difference? The 5.5 has 5.5″ of travel (shocker) and 29″ wheels, vs 27.5″ on the SB6.
The 5.5 features the same XX1 1×12 Eagle drivetrain, Turq carbon frame, and Fox suspension as the SB6, as well as SRAM Guide RSC brakes. The 5.5 also sports carbon ENVE M70 wheels.
Total Bike Weight: 27.9lbs
$10,600: BMC teamelite 01 XTR Di2
Wait, a hardtail mountain bike for over $10,000?! Yes, and this isn’t even the most expensive hardtail on this list… keep reading!
The full-carbon teamelite 01 racing hardtail is spec’ed with a Shimano XTR Di2 drivetrain, Shimano XTR brakes, 100mm Fox Float 32 Factory fork, and carbon DT Swiss XRC 1200 wheels. While this is technically a hardtail, BMC’s unique frame offers some forgiveness thanks to a high tech elastomer softtail design. In his article from Interbike, Aaron explains it this way:
It uses what BMC calls MTT, or micro travel technology. Basically, there is an elastomer where the seat stays meet the seat tube that allows for a very small amount of rear wheel travel – up to 17mm. BMC includes three different durometers of the elastomer so riders can customize the feel to their liking. Swapping out the elastomer is done easily by removing two bolts.