Atherton Bikes: Charlie Hatton rides the brand new enduro-ready AM.170


New mullet design and corresponding geometry presents a mix of hard-charging downhill means, with suprisingly environment friendly pedalability, Atherton Bikes claims.

Dan Atherton says this, the brand new Atheron AM.170, is the one bike from the vary he’d select if he needed to trip solely the identical one each weekend. However since Dan Atherton likes to trip some fairly darn chunky terrain, that tells you numerous about what this new bike is succesful off; suppose enduro racing, all-mountain exploring, Oakley Line (at Dyfi Bike Park) conquering.

Have to know:

  • Enduro-ready, all-mountain lovin’ bike with 170mm rear journey
  • Select between 170mm or 180mm entrance journey
  • Combined wheelsize
  • Straight by means of seat-tube
  • 22 measurement choices
  • 3 builds plus frameset (and {custom} construct choice)

Atherton Bikes AM.170 mountain bike

It’s, Atherton says, “an enormous hitter within the bike park and a beast out on the paths.”

“I’m so stoked on this one,” he continues, “This bike is genuinely our greatest but! It’s at dwelling charging downhill however its pedalling means suprised me from the primary trip. If I had to decide on only one bike from our vary to trip each weekend, this may be the one!”

The brand new Atherton AM.170 takes classes realized from Continental Atherton group member Andreas Kolb’s downhill mullet bike, which took 4 podiums final season, and provides a sprinkling of the climbing magic that the award-winning AM.150 presents. The transfer to mullet or combined wheels sizes, with a 29er up entrance and 27.5 rear, signifies that designers have been ready to make use of a straight by means of seat-tube, which in flip means it’s potential to maintain the saddle low for descents, however a very good top and steeper seat angle for climbing effectivity.

Constructed, like different bikes within the Atherton Bikes steady, round legendary suspension designer Dave Weagle’s DW6 suspension platform, the bike combines titanium lugged and {custom} carbon tubing.

Atherton Bikes AM.170 air shock

And, like the remainder of the vary, there’s an absolute huge measurement vary – 22 choices actually – to make sure that each potential rider will get the precise proper match, with seat tube angles various size-to-size to provide an optimised climbing place.

”The AM.170 is obtainable in 22 totally different sizes, from 410mm to 530mm attain, which suggests each rider can order a perfect-fitting bike… there’s even a custom-size choice for milimetre-perfect match, although with 10mm increments betweensizes nearly all people will discover a close to perfect-fit from the usual measurement vary.”

Atherton Bikes AM.170 geometry chart

Charlie Hatton, taking up movie duties from Dan Atherton, chief prototype tester at present out of motion because of a damaged wrist, commented that he was “tremendous impressed with the capabilities of the brand new AM.170. It’s so steady while decending, it makes you simply wish to go sooner. It looks like a mini downhill bike however the perfect half is you’ll be able to climb again up and do run after run.”

Atherton Bikes AM.170 vary and costs

As a lot of what Atherton Bikes presents may be customised to the invidual, the sky is just about the restrict right here, however costs begin from £4,500 for a frameset with Fox DHX2 Coil or Fox Float X2 shock, and there are three construct choices.

Atherton Bikes AM.170 coil shock

Full builds are provided with Stans Wheels, Continental Kryptotal tyres, FSA handblebars and stems, and Hayes Dominion brakes, and begin at £6950 for Construct 3, aimed toward rugged sturdiness with RockShox Tremendous Deluxe Final Choil or Air shock and Zeb Final 170mm or 180mm forks, completed with SRAM GX drivetrain and GX Eagle crankset.

Construct 2, at £7900, comes with a selection of Ohlins TTX22.M2 Coil or Air shock and Ohlins RXF38 forks (once more 170mm or 180mm choices). And the vary topping Construct 1 clocks in at £8200 with Fox Manufacturing unit construct; a selection of Fox Float X2 or DHX22 shock with Fox 38 (170/180mm) forks.

Atherton Bikes state that each one the brand new AM.170 bikes and builds are comptible with the brand new SRAM direct mount drivetrains, which can be found as an improve. In truth, prospects are free to modify parts, exclude parts or improve parts on their order as they need.