If you are just starting to look for a new bike you may want to consider looking into what’s coming the next year. The most popular brands have yet to announce what they will be releasing for the next season, but there are already some announcements and trends that will help you decide on what will be your top 2017 mountain bikes.
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Rocky Mountain Pipeline 770 MSL
Rocky Mountain Pipeline 27.5+ is one of the new bikes offered by Rocky Mountain Bikes. It’s intended to be used in aggressive trails and has a 150mm front suspension paired with a 130mm rear shock. It retails for over $4700 so it’s definitely not budget friendly.
Trek Slash 29
New for 2017 is the Trek Slash 29″. With a 150mm rear travel and 160mm front travel fork, the Slash will be able to tackle harder trails.
A shorter chainstay also means that they had to eliminate the front derailleur so it will come in 1×11 configurations.
Another plus size bike. The One+ has clearance for 29 x 2.4 or 27.5 x 3.0 tire.
Cannondale Bad Habbit
Based on the Habbit, Cannondale decided to create a plus size and added a Lefty fork
Giant Trance 2017
Redesigned for 2017, the Trance goes slacker and with more travel. Going from 140mm to 150mm, the All-mountain bike from Giant is becoming more fit for Enduro.
Giant Anthem 2017
Longer travel and slacker, the full suspension XC race bike from Giant will be able to handle tougher terrains while still being a fast climber.
Already being one of most affordable full suspension XC bikes, the Giant Anthem will be one of the 2017 best new mountain bikes.
More information on the Giant Anthem 2017 frame specs