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New Bike: New Bikes 2017 Parade

Tons of new bikes already released this year, but just few of them will get our attention. Some big brands are really concern to give better touch for the 2017 bikes. What bikes? Let's see.

First, we start the parade of new bikes with Specialized Enduro 2017. What's different? While the "X" frame still there, the Enduro 2017 is more stylish than before. Specialized really gives the energy on the bike, and four models Enduro, both 29er and 27.5 is available: S-Works, Pro, Elite, and alloy framed, the Comp. The bike also available in four different size, S, M, L, and XL. The Enduro 2017 almost gets all the latest technology, except Metric Shock. Why? It seems that Specialized have their own reason.

Specialized Enduro 2017 650b Details
• Rear wheel travel: 170mm 
• Wheel size: 27.5''
• 65.5º head angle w/ 170mm fork
• 2.6" tires front and rear
• Threaded bottom bracket
• Boost hub spacing
• SWAT door on carbon frames
• Compatible only with 1x drivetrains
• MSRP: $3,000-$8500 USD (complete) 
• S-Works frame w/shock: $3,500 USD

Specialized Enduro 2017 29 Details
• Rear wheel travel: 165mm 
• Wheel size: 29'' (27.5+ compatible)
• 66º head angle w/ 160mm fork
• Threaded bottom bracket
• Boost hub spacing
• SWAT door on carbon frames
• Compatible only with 1x drivetrains
• MSRP: $3,000 - $8500 USD (complete) 
• S-Works frame w/shock: $3,500 USD
More information about the bike, visit specialized.com.

The trend seems now turn to the trail big wheeled bikes. There are many trail bike with 29er out there now, and Devinci also tries to get in to the competition. They finally there with Devinci Django 29er 2017. Its sibling, the 27.5 Django, regarded as one of the best all-rounder bike. So, what's about the younger bike? 

Devinci Django 29 2017 Details
120mm Rear // 130mm Front Travel
29-inch Wheels
Split Pivot Suspension
Frame Materials - Carbon frame: DMC-G Carbon with EPS molding // Alloy frame: Optimum G04 Aluminum tubing
Short 434mm Chainstays
Internal Cable Routing
Asymmetrical Construction
Low Standover Height
Tapered Head Tube
2.35-inch Maximum Tire Clearance
Boost 148mm // 110mm Spacing
Dedicated 1x Frame
Same Geometry Between Alloy and Carbon Frames
Weight: Carbon - 6.75-pounds (3.06kg) // Aluminum - 8.07-pounds (3.66kg)
Headset Spacer / Geometry "Chip" Compatible (Retails for $20 USD)
Frameset MSRP: Alloy - $1,769 // Carbon - $2,479
Complete MSRP: Available in four builds ranging from $3,099 to $6,819

Intense also doesn't want to late to release new bike. And the result, they already placed a new bike for 2017, which is called Intense Recluse 2017 27,5. The full carbon frame bike will be available in four different build kit options. The Recluse also gets some latest features such as Boost-equipped with JS Tuned Suspension. The highest build will be Factory Model with $9,499.

Intense Recluse Elite Features and Spec
Frame: Recluse 275 SL Carbon Front and Rear Triangle, i-BOX Pivot System, Downtube Flak Guard Armor, Internal Derailleur, Brake & Dropper Post Routing, ISCG05 Mount, Ti Hardware
Rear Travel: 140mm
Fork: 150mm travel FOX Performance Float 36, 27.5, 3-position GRIP, Matte Black, 15QRx110 Boost
Rear Shock: FOX Performance FLOAT X2, 2-position Lever with Open Mode Adjust, 200x57mm
Hubs: 28 Hole DT Swiss 350, 15 x 110mm Front Hub; 148x12mm Rear Hub, XD Driver, 6-Bolt
Rims: Intense Carbon 30mm
Tires: Maxxis High Roller II 27.5x2.3 3C EXO TR
Shifter: SRAM X1, 11-speed
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X01, 11-speed
Cranks: Race Face NEXT, DM32T, 175mm, 11-speed
Cassette: e*thirteen 9-44 tooth, 11-speed
Saddle: Fabric Scoop Radius Elite
Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 31.6mm x 420 mm, zero offset, 150mm of travel
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar 20mm rise x 760mm width
Stem: Thomson X4 50mm
Brakes: SRAM GUIDE RS with 180mm front, 160mm rear rotor

The information about Rocky Mountain Slayer 2017 is still limited, as the bike appears in Enduro World Series. Their riders, Remy Gauvin and Florian Nicolai is seen with the bike. At the first sight, the new Slayer offers similar formula with their bigger machine, Maiden, with Smoothlink suspension system with RIDE-4. Keep an eye to watch the bike closely.


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