2017 Mountain Bikes | 11 Awesome MTBs
September 13th, 2016
2017 Mountain Bikes – 11 of the best looking
Just when you’ve got used to the current range of bikes out there, the next range of colours, designs and new brands emerges it’s head. And from our scour at Eurobike 2016, here are 11 of the best looking 2017 Mountain Bikes available…
Bold Cycles Linkin Trail
The Bold Cycles Linkin Trail was one of the most talked about bikes of the show – everyone who stopped and glanced at it could be seen with the same puzzled look on their faces as they tried to work out where the rear shock was housed.
Using a neat linkage system, the shock is housed inside the seat tube and is accessed from underneath through the bashguard that acts as a cover. Neat!
Norco Ithaqua 6.2
Yeah yeah, we know it’s a fat bike.
But, the folks at Norco know how to make a good looking bike and this carbon fibre ice racer just looks awesome.
And unlike many other fat bikes it doesn’t weigh more than a small planet. Far from it, in fact – it weighs under 26lbs ready to rock!
Norco has a great range of 2017 Mountain Bikes – like the Optic we recently checked out.
Rose Bikes Root Miller
The German giants have been building momentum for a few years now, and the latest version of the Root Miller trail 29er looks lovely.
With a new paint finish and some nice new detailing, the Root Miller also steps up to 140mm of travel and sees a top tube 15mm than before. The rest of the Rose Bikes 2017 Mountain Bikes range is looking great too – the Granite Chief comes in a lush all-red colour. We’ll have one for test soon with any luck!
Why Cycles TF ( Take Flight) Titanium jump bike
Why Cycles are a new brand on our radar, and although most of their bikes looked lovely it’s all about the titanium framed jump bike for us!
With a stunning frame design that uses shaped tubing, we were also drawn to the Gates Beltdrive system and 27.5in wheels – still relatively new for jump bikes.
Foes Hydro H2 – Magura Raceline specced
OK, so it doesn’t seem Foes has done too much for 2017 – but this bright yellow 210mm travel Hydro H2 spotted on the Magura booth just looks right. And we are loving the fluro yellow Magura Raceline brakes – a modernised approach from some of the most iconic brakes in mountain biking.
Evil Bikes The Insurgent
Even though gunmetal isn’t quite black, it’s near enough to say that the Evil Bikes Insurgent is the best looking black on black bike on the planet. This thing is so badass it’s ridiculous.
That is all.
Moustache Samedi 27 Race 6
2017 is looking like year of the e-bike – like it or not – and Moustache Bikes are making some seriously slick looking bikes based on the Bosch motor system. This model bears resemblance to Canyon and Mondraker – no bad thing in our books!
Antidote Bikes Darkmatter DH bike
The eagle eyed amongst you will have spotted the dazzle print prototype of this earlier in the year. This lovely looking bike from Polish outfit Antidote bikes has a lot of stunning features.
We’ll be taking at indepth look at the Antidote bikes soon – keep your eyes peeled!
Saracen Myst Carbon
The boys behind the Saracen bikes have done a hell of a job developing the Myst, and the 2017 models look amazing. Not only are they solid performers with proven World Cup results, but they offer staggering value for money.
Well worth checking out.
Rocky Mountain Slayer
With 165mm travel, the carbon fibre Slayer is probably the nicest mountain bike to come out of the Rocky Mountain establishment in North Vancouver yet. This Enduro beast just looks right from all angles!
We can’t wait to sling a leg over on of these bad boys!
Hope Technology HB211
We first saw the prototype HB211 earlier this year at Sea Otter, and it keeps popping up everywhere!
The four bar linkage design bike is completely manufactured by Hope – carbon design can be a tricky field to get in to, due to the expensive CNC machine moulds you need to produce the frames. But seeing as Hope had quite a few CNC machines, making their own moulds seemed like a good idea!
Full info on the Hope HB211 right here.