2017 Gear Preview
This past fall, cycling trade shows the world over were buzzing as companies rolled out the red carpet on lots of great new products for 2016. Around the globe, from Interbike in Vegas, Nev. to Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany and ExpoBici in Padua, I
KONA Kona's Operator DL is built around an all-new butted aluminum frame with 27.5” wheels. The wildly successful Operator model is also available at reduced pricing for 2017.
The Honzo CR Trail DL is a 29” hardtail with aggressive trail geometry, a carbon frame, a dropper post and wider/stiffer Boost rear end. The Honzo CR Trail hardtail features an assertive stance and a nimble-handling carbon frame.
The Honzo CR Race offers a lighter-weight carbon frame that has a more aggressive geometry, shorter chainstays that deliver more power, a stiffer front end with 120mm of controlled travel and dropper-post routing.
For the brand-new Big Honzo DL, Kona took the aggressive, dynamic geometry of the trail-happy Honzo and gave it a 27.5”+-wheel size for more traction, control and confidence.
Kona has upped the stiffness and dropped the weight over its aluminum models by giving the Hei Hei Supreme a lighter full-carbon frame that features trail-tested carbon Fuse Independent Suspension that eliminates a pivot at the chainstay/seatstay junction.
The Hei Hei DL comes with an all-new carbon frame, Kona's Fuse Independent Suspension, Boost spacing and a dropper post. Hei Hei Race DL features an all-new 1,800g (size M) World-Cup-proven carbon frame.
The new all-carbon Hei Hei Trail DL features Fuse Independent Suspension design, tweaked geometry, 27.5” wheels and 140mm of travel.
The Hei Hei Trail Supreme features the all-new SRAM Eagle XX1 along with the pedal-efficient Fuse carbon rear end with 140mm of suspension, 27.5” wheels and an XS-size option.
The Big Kahuna now comes with a 27.5”+ tire and a Reynolds chromoly frame.
Merckx Merckx has expanded its bike line for 2017, adding a Performance and Endurance offering. The EM525 is offered in a Performance geometry and Endurance geometry. Both geometries come in seven sizes.
Also new for 2017 is the addition of optional disc brakes on most models, including the EM525, SanRemo76, Mourenx69, Sallanches64, Milano72, Strasbourg71 and Eeklo70.
The Petit Enghien 61 is a new youth-oriented race bike with a full Shimano Sora groupset and two colour options.
BMC The new BMC Roadmachine is available in both carbon and alloy construction with thru-axle and disc brakes. The integrated cockpit hides cables and the proprietary stem comes in five lengths ranging from 90mm to 130mm. BMC's new “D” compliance post is affixed using an integrated clamping system, and a compact rear triangle provides increased performance and roadnoise reduction.
The redesigned Timemachine offers a P2P V-Cockpit that is specifically designed for triathletes, allowing the rider to sit forward and up compared to a traditional time-trial bike. The Timemachine is also available with a traditional flat-cockpit configuration, providing a lower position. The dual-mount seatpost has two mounting positions, allowing for a total of 124mm of possible fore-aft adjustment.
Scapin The Kalibra is the first road-disc model offered by Scapin. Already well received and having won the CosmoBike Award for design excellence, the Kalibra combines esthetics and functional technology to create a bike true to the character of the brand. Customizability is paramount with the Kalibra, coming in three standard colours, five frame sizes, six build-kit options and four separate wheel options, as well as available custom-paint schemes.
Specialized The popular Roubaix has undergone a major update for 2017, including the introduction of the all-new Future Shock that adds 20mm of travel above the headtube, which acts to suspend the rider over the bike. This, along with the CG-R FACT carbon seatpost, which is clamped 3.5” below the toptube, allows for maximum ease of handling over harsh conditions. All disc-model frames use a 12x142mm thru-axle, and the new FACT 11r carbon-disc fork uses a 12x100mm thru-axle to provide increased stiffness and control under heavy braking.
The 2017 Enduro is available in 29”- and 27.5”-wheel sizes, and the 29” bike can be converted to a 6Fattie, allowing for the use of plus-size tires with 160mm of travel up front and 165mm of travel in the rear. The 27.5” bikes come with 170mm of travel. A slackened headtube at 66° increases the control of the Enduro, even on the gnarliest of trails.
The Alibi brings technology to the masses with solid tires that mean a puncture-less ride, and a galvanized chain for maintenance that's a breeze. The classic and step-thru designs and high rider bars add to the relaxed ride.
The Fatboy is available with both carbon and alloy frames and a variety of builds from winter racer to bike touring. The M4 aluminum frame provides many rack-mount options, while the FACT carbon-frame construction uses internal cable routing to keep things simple and clean. The Fatboy 24 and Fatboy 20 bring the fun to shorter shredders.
Norco The new Ithaqua combines fatbike versatility with race-bike performance. The lightweight carbon frame is compatible with 26x5.0” or 27.5x4.0” tires for incredible traction and flotation through snow, sand and other variable terrain.
The Optic is a fast-pedaling trail bike that uses progressive trail geometry carefully tuned across each frame size for optimal ride quality, while A.R.T. suspension delivers both efficient climbing and lively, capable descending. It is available in your choice of 650B or 29” wheels.
Updated for 2017 with 140mm of travel, the Torrent is designed with long, low, slack geometry, 40mm rims and 2.8” tires. The frame is made of custom-formed 6061 X6 aluminum with a double-butted tube.
The 100mm Revolver full suspension has a stiff, featherlight carbon frame with racer-approved Gravity Tune geometry and A.R.T. suspension and kinematics optimized for cross-country racing.
Norco's kids' line features lightweight aluminum frames, custom geometry and kid-specific components. Increased standover clearance and short chainstays help smaller children to fit bikes with larger wheels, making it easier for them to roll over bumpy terrain, while short stems and wide bars make them feel stable.
Ghost The Ghost SL AMR X 29'er line has 150mm of front travel paired with 140mm of rear travel, aggressive angles and 29” wheels. The line uses Cane Creek Signature suspension, X-Yoke suspension design, integrated cable routing and 1x11 drivetrains.
The SL AMR X9 LC frame is constructed of Ghost's lightweight carbon. The suspension is handled by a Fox 36 Float Performance Elite fork and a Cane Creek DB Inline Coil CS rear shock. The SL AMR 29'er is spec'ed with Race Face components, Shimano XT 1x drivetrain and Schwalbe tires.
The PathRoit has 170mm of travel up front and 150mm of rear travel, and uses 27.5” wheels. The frame is constructed of Ghost's ultra-lightweight carbon. Several build options use either full Fox suspension or a Fox 36 Float fork coupled with a Cane Creek shock.
The new FR series uses integrated features that have been optimized for contemporary drivetrains and components, including a unique cable-management system that is compatible with every drivetrain on the market. The FR features a BB386EVO bottom bracket, rim brake-equipped and disc brake-equipped versions, and is available in SRAM eTap, Shimano Ultegra Di2, Ultegra and 105 builds.
The all-new VR Endurance road bike is equipped with disc brakes and 12mm front and rear thru-axles, enough clearance for using a variety of tire widths, as well as several optional integrated convenience features such as a proprietary fender-mount kit and a toptube storage solution.
Giant Giant's new TCR Disc range includes three series: TCR Advanced SL Disc, TCR Advanced Pro Disc and TCR Advanced Disc. Each purpose-built frame is engineered with flat-mount disc-brake technology for consistent braking power in all conditions. The new front (12x100mm) and rear (12x142mm) thru-axle set-ups produce a race-tuned ride quality, as well as with precision and steering stiffness. The TCR Advanced SL Disc and TCR Advanced Pro Disc models also come equipped with Giant's SLR Disc WheelSystem and all-new Gavia SLR tubeless tires.
Giant's all-new Trance is available with an Advanced-grade composite or ALUXX SL aluminum frame. Its updated Maestro suspension features a trunnion-mount shock with 140mm of super-smooth rear travel. That's paired with a plush 150mm fork, 27.5” wheels and modern geometry that's long and low.
Giant e-bikes' SyncDrive motor delivers smooth pedaling power that is sonically tuned for quiet performance. The PedalPlus four-sensor technology system precisely measures the amount of force a rider applies to the pedals so that the motor delivers a seamless power boost. The system uses speed and torque sensors along with motor and pedal-rotation sensors to produce even power across the entire gear range.
The state-of-the-art Quick-E+ transit bike is designed for the urban dweller. With a top assisted speed of 32kph, Quick-E+ features an ALUXX SL aluminum frame and a powerful Yamaha motor that produces 80Nm of torque with Giant's Hybrid Cycling Technology.
The all-new Full-E+ 0 SX full-suspension e-bike has an ALUXX SL aluminum frame featuring 140mm of smooth Maestro rear suspension and a SyncDrive motor that's powered by Yamaha. Along with off-road geometry, the Full-E+ 0 SX features 27.5” wheels with all-new Boost rear-hub spacing, 80Nm of torque and a long-lasting 500 watt-hours EnergyPak battery.
Juiced Bikes Juiced Bikes from California are now available in Canada through B.C.-based Hill Eater E-Bikes and feature the CrossCurrent, Cross CurrentAIR, OceanCurrent, and U500, which received an Interbike award nomination in 2015. The flagship CrossCurrent is available with 7.8 or 10.4 ah batteries, while the new Cross CurrentAIR is an e-bike capable of 45km/h and designed to be upgradable. The U500 comes in five colours with three battery options, including the 32 Amp Hour which offers a range of 125-150 kilometres of riding.
Cannondale Cannondale's all-new Bad Habit Carbon takes the spot-on trail manners of the Habit and supercharges both with 27+ wheels. The Asymmetric Integration (Ai) offset drivetrain delivers super-short chainstays for superior traction and tons of clearance for full 3.0 tires. It features a lightweight BallisTec carbon SmartForm C1 swingarm and a super-light carbon link.
The SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc features an 829g elite race chassis with disc brakes, while maintaining all of the ride characteristics of one of the most advanced, well-rounded race bikes ever made. Flat-mount brakes, thru-axles and internal routing on the frame and fork create a clean, streamlined look.
The SuperX cyclocross features Cannondale's new proprietary OutFront steering geometry, which combines a slack headtube angle with a custom 55mm fork offset, giving exceptional stability and agility. Boasting shortest-in-class 422mm chainstays for climb-winning traction, SuperX takes it one step further and incorporates the Asymmetric Integration (Ai) drivetrain that is shifted out six millimetres to accommodate an evenly dished rear wheel with up to 40c tires and provides a significant increase in mud clearance.
The Moterra comes in three models and is a true all-around trail e-mountain bike with 130mm of travel and the incredible grip of 27+ wheels. The Moterra LT comes in two models and is an aggressive All-Mountain/Enduro e-mountain bike with 160mm of travel front and rear, 27.5x2.35” tires and appropriately stout component specs. At the heart of all Moterra models is Cannondale's custom Si motor mount and Ai (Asymmetric Integration) chainring.
Scott Already a proven winner at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Scott's Spark is available in both 29”- and 27.5”-wheel standards, as well as plus-size tire options. The Spark RC and Contessa Spark RC continue to have Scott's full-suspension race platform, with 100mm of travel front and rear. The Spark RC is offered in both 29”- and 27.5”-wheel sizes. The bikes feature 120mm of travel across the board. Scott has also included dropper posts from brands such as Fox and RockShox, or its own in-house Syncros 2.0 post, on nearly all of the Spark and Spark Plus models.
Raleigh The Redux 1 is a ride-on-anything bike for the city. The 1x8-speed drivetrain and mechanical discs keep things simple and reliable, and the Schwalbe Big Ben 27.5x2.0” tires are ready to handle a variety of road surfaces.
The Super Course uses 4130 chromoly and is built with Shimano Claris compact gearing to provide reliable shifting. Clement Strada LGG 700x28c tires are fast-rolling and capable, and the Brooks Cambium saddle and bar tape provide plush contact points.
The Stuntman is constructed of all-new Reynold 631 butted chromoly. The disc frame with 142x12 thru-axle and 15mm thru-axle fork provide optimal brake performance, while the 700c and 50mm-wide Clement X'Plor LZY tubeless tires will allow the Stuntman to go nearly anywhere.
The Detour iE Step-Through uses a 26-volt, 250-watt Shimano STEPS centre-drive motor to assist the rider by propelling the bike up to 32kph. Shimano hydraulic-disc brakes with 160mm rotors provide sure stopping power. An LCD multi-functional display provides system information, and the estimated range of the lithium-ion battery is 48 to 80 kilometres.
The Back Alley uses a Hi-Ten steel frame with track geometry, a flip-flop hub and removable cable guides to create a reliable, fun city bike.
Marin Marin's new Hawk Trail features a Series 3 6061 butted hydroformed aluminum frame, 120mm-travel MultiTrac-suspension technology and 27.5” wheels. A RockShox Recon Silver RL provides 120mm of travel and is fixed to the frame via an alloy-tapered steerer, 100x15mm thru-axle and 42mm offset.
Trek The Madone uses seamless integration, an aerodynamic design and Trek's IsoSpeed decoupler to create a true racing machine. The low-profile front end and integrated cockpit deters frontal drag. The IsoSpeed decoupler will provide relief on rough surfaces, despite its race-oriented design.
The Boone uses 600 Series OCLV carbon construction and the incorporation of IsoSpeed technology keeps the Boone lightweight and compliant. Disc options include front thru-axles to increase performance and stopping power, while purists can still find cantilever models.
The Crockett is Trek's aluminum-frame `cross bike, which incorporates a race geometry, disc- and cantilever-brake options and reliable builds to create a versatile bike that's at home on both the World Cup and local gravel roads.
For Enduro and aggressive trail riding, the Remedy has 27.5” wheels, an aggressive geometry with slacker angles and 150mm of travel. Boost 148/110 spacing adds to the stiffness and strength of the bike and allows for wider tires and shorter chainstays.
The Domane SLR 6 Disc uses Trek's IsoSpeed decoupler for rear-end compliance as well as for dampening of road noise through the fork and headtube. With excellent stiffness and power transfer, the Domane is still a high-performer, claiming 30% more lateral stiffness than the competition. Caliper and disc-brake options are available throughout the line.
The Farley EX 9.8 combines the traction and stability of fat tires with a capable full-suspension frame for go-anywhere capability. OCLV Mountain carbon-frame construction keeps the bike light and the 27.5x4” wheels smooth out the ride and roll faster.
The new Stache 9.8 uses a 29+ platform and 120mm front travel to grip the trail. Boost 148/110 spacing means stronger wheels and more tire clearance with shorter stays, and the Stranglehold dropout gives you the option of running the Stache with 29+, 27.5+ or 29'er wheels. The OCLV Mountain carbon frame keeps things light, efficient and tough.
The 920 Disc is a rugged adventure tourer built on 29” wheels and comes ready to ride with an off-road-inspired drivetrain. With drop bars, off-road gearing and many mounting options for racks and gear, the 920 Disc provides serious versatility for the bicycle adventurer. Hydraulic disc brakes provide sure stopping power and ample tire clearance.
Opus The newly redesigned Vivace series uses a light, stiff carbon frame, complemented with thru-axle technology and disc brakes. Opus Progressive Geometry encourages a wind-cheating rider position while also absorbing every road imperfection.
The new Opus Rhodes is a drop-bar bike for performance-minded youth. It's built with a light alloy frame and fork and equipped with easy-to-control disc brakes with auxiliary brake levers on the top of the bars and easy-shifting microSHIFT 18-speed drivetrain.
The Spark 4 AE aluminum adventure bikes feature thru-axles, disc brakes and generous tire clearance. The Spark's lower bottom bracket and longer stays give you greater stability for when the pavement ends and the fun begins.
The Classico is designed with a butted 6061 alloy frame and fork coupled with lighter wheels that allow you to ride faster and farther. It comes equipped with a premium urban saddle and a nine-speed Shimano Alivio drivetrain.
The Orpheo LRT is great for your daily commute, featuring full fenders that offer superior protection and hydraulic-disc brakes. Flat-resistant tires make sure you arrive on time, and a rust-resistant chain gives you year-round service.
Intense Cycles The new ACV is a 27.5+ bike using 2.8” tires. With 130mm of adjustable travel and the ability to run tire pressure as low as 12 psi, it's ready for a wide range of uses. The adjustable travel allows for suspension to be set from 115mm to 130mm. Frames use a tapered headtube and a monocoque front triangle.
The Recluse features 150mm front and 140mm rear travel, coupled with Intense's JS Tuned suspension. The line includes five builds, and features 27.5” wheels, integrated Boost 148x12 dropouts and a monocoque front triangle and carbon rear triangle.
The Primer is a 29”-wheel bike based on Intense's JS Tuned suspension, featuring short chainstays, slack headtube angle and a steep seat-tube angle. The Primer is offered in four builds featuring adjustable travel from 115mm to 130mm, integrated Boost 148x12 dropouts, internal cable routing and a monocoque front triangle and carbon rear triangle.
De Rosa The classic Italian brand has added three new models of its SK Pininfarina aero bike, with the SK Pininfarina Luxury (made in Italy), the SK Pininfarina H2 Speed (also made in Italy) and the SK Pininfarina Disc.
For 2017, the King XS gets a facelift with new graphics and colours while continuing to be the choice for those looking for a bike that can accommodate long-distance riding yet still perform under the demands of racing.
The Idol receives a new look for 2017 and continues to be De Rosa's do-everything model with a high-modulus carbon frame that comes with discand rim-brake options, allowing for ample room to run higher-volume tires.
Rocky Mountain Rocky's new Pipeline 770 MSL full-suspension bike has 150mm front and 130mm rear travel and uses 27.5” wheels with Maxxis tubeless-ready 3.25 tires. The front frame is made of Smoothwall carbon fibre that has Ride 9 adjustable geometry equipped with internal cable routing and a RockShox Reverb dropper post.
The Pipeline 750 MSL has the same travel as the 770, but uses the RockShox Yaris up front and Monarch in the back. The frame features a 7005 hydroformed-aluminum rear triangle, Shimano M506 hydraulic disc brakes and XT shifters and derailleurs.
The Slayer is back for 2017, and the 790 MSL features a full-carbon Smoothwall frame with Ride 4 adjustability and sealed-bearing pivot points. A Fox 36 Float RC2 Factory fork works in conjunction with a Fox Float X2 EVOL Factory rear shock to provide 170mm front and 165mm rear travel.
The Slayer 770 MSL uses the same frame, but with a set of RockShox Lyrik RCT3 shocks and 170mm of travel with a Super Deluxe Debonair RC3 for 165mm of rear travel. The 750 MSL and more affordable 730 MSL are also featured in the line-up.
The Reaper is a full-suspension kids' bike that comes in a 24”- or a 26”-wheel size. This bike offers the same aggressive trail performance as other Rocky full-suspension bikes, but in a smaller package. It has 120mm of front and rear travel. The Reaper can convert from 24” to 26” as your child grows.
The Suzie Q -90° RSL is a carbon fatbike that features a narrow Q factor, making it easier to ride. The Smoothwall carbon frame and fork help save the weight, while the 27.5” wheels roll over all obstacles.
The Suzie Q -70° RSL has the same frame and fork as the 90, but uses Shimano XT shifters and brakes. More affordable Suzie Q -50° and Q -30° models are also featured in the line-up.
The Growler 750 is an aluminum-framed hardtail that uses 27.5+ tires for more traction on climbs, and a more forgiving ride on descents. It uses a RockShox Reba SL with 120mm of travel.
The Growler 740 uses the same aluminum frame with a Suntour Raidon fork and 120mm of travel, while the 730 is the most affordable version, sharing the same frame with a Suntour XCM32 coil fork and 120mm of travel.
Devinci Devinci's new Hatchet Carbone uses Dual Core Fusion frame construction paired with compliant seatstays to provide an unbeatable feel on loose gravel. A stiff bottom bracket enhances lateral rigidity, while its low placement improves a rider's center of gravity. Relaxed head angles and the long toptube geometry are balanced with a short stem for responsive handling. It also features up to 40c tire clearance, mudguard and internal dropper-post options.
The new Split-Pivot Django delivers power, speed and finesse on the trail, with an optimal blend of 130mm front/120mm rear suspension and sure-footed 29” wheels that enhance traction on wet, slippery surfaces and deliver appreciated stability.
The all-new Devinci Kobain hardtail uses a plus-size footprint for superior stability and traction. The Optimum G04 (6066 T6) aluminum frame features internal cable routing and uses front and back thru-axles.
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Marin Hawk Hill
Scott Spark 940
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