International Adventure: Peaks of the Balkans Jerome Clementz takes an optimistic ride into the forgotten reaches…
In a bumper year for brill bikes we’ve got five finalists for you in this category – we just couldn’t narrow it down any more.
These aren’t the bikes that you dreamt of when you were a teenager, these are the bikes you can go out and buy, now. There’s still plenty of innovative technology in all of these bikes, showing it’s more than just a pretty paint job that floats your boats.
From intriguing new-tech start-up brand to World Cup Downhill winning machines. Atherton Bikes is a big success story. The AM.170 is their latest and greatest offering. Watch Gee Atherton dominate the Dolomites on an Atherton AM.170.
Cotic FlareMAX Gen 5
Don’t say downcountry. The 125mm FlareMAX is all the trail bike that you may need. Steel looks, steel feel, steely on-trail performance. Cotic’s best bike? Read our First Look & Feels of the Cotic FlareMAX Gen 5.
All above the high pivot hype train! Except it’s not just hype. The excellently named Claymore from Deviate combines cool aesthetics with high tech suspension. Read our Deviate Claymore review.
Starling Mega Murmur
Another steel full suspension makes it into the Most Desirable MTB shortlist. The Mega Murmur takes everything Starling and turns it up to 11. Have a quick drool over the Starling Mega Murmur.
From skinny straight pipe steel to hand-laid swoopy carbon fibre and crisply machined alloy from Barnoldswick. The HB.916 is much more than just a vanity project. Is the HB916 the perfect bike?
There’s something for everyone in that lot. Close your eyes, picture that dream garage… which of these makes it into your bike rack? Ready to vote? Here we go…
Voting closes midnight 5th November
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